2009 World Champ Paul Biedermann Surges to 2nd In World in 200 Free

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2009 World Champion Paul Biedermann is definitely in the middle of a career resurgence.  Tonight, Biedermann turned in a 1:45.45 in the men’s 200-meter free at the 2016 German Nationals to clinch an Olympic spot, but also jump to second in the world.

Only James Guy has been faster this year with a 1:45.19 from the British Championships.

Biedermann easily cleared the German Olympic selection time of 1:47.17.

Florian Vogel also earned an individual Olympic swim with a 1:46.44 to move to ninth in the world.

Christoph Fildebrandt (1:47.06) and Clemens Rapp (1:47.63) put themselves in line for relay duty in the 800 free relay.

1. Paul Biedermann 1986 SV Halle / Saale 01:45,45 0.77
Deutscher Meister
00:25,02 00:51,75 01:18,52 01:45,45
2. Florian Vogel 1994 SG Stadtwerke München 01:46,44 0.62
00:25,08 00:51,86 01:19,05 01:46,44
3. Christoph Fildebrandt 1989 SSG Saar Max Ritter 01:47,06 0.64
00:24,94 00:51,92 01:19,31 01:47,06
4. Clemens Rapp 1989 Neckarsulmer Sport – Union 01:47,63 0.76
00:25,86 00:53,42 01:20,80 01:47,63
5. Poul Zellmann 1995 SG Essen 01:48,01 0.69
00:25,82 00:53,65 01:21,37 01:48,01
6. Jacob Heidtmann 1994 Swim-Team Stadtwerke Elmshorn 01:48,25 0.84
00:26,02 00:53,48 01:20,99 01:48,25
7. Robin Backhaus 1989 SG Neukölln Berlin 01:48,59 0.69
00:25,31 00:52,43 01:20,50 01:48,59
8. Yannick Lebherz 1989 Potsdamer SV 01:49,27 0.69
00:24,75 00:51,88 01:19,99 01:49,27

2 comments

  1. Chris Cheng

    After all these time still a pretty subpar reaction time