Felix Auboeck Hits 3:44 400 Freestyle at Stockholm Open

Photo Courtesy: Mine Kasapoglu / ISL

On day one of the Stockholm Open in Sweden, Loughborough’s Felix Auboeck, who swam collegiately at the University of Michigan, won the 400 freestyle with a 3:44.51, which stands right now as the top time in the world for 2021, passing Australia’s Elijah Winnington (3:44.83) and Russia’s Martin Malyutin (3:45.92). Auboeck represents Austria internationally and was 25th in the 400 free at the last Olympics in Rio before going off to Michigan in 2016.


Now training at Loughborough in the UK, Aubock looks to be a medal contender for the 400 freestyle on the first night of the Games in Tokyo. He won the 400 free final today in Stockholm ahead of Denmark’s Anton Ipsen (3:49.90).

Auboeck’s New York Breakers teammate Marco Koch won the 200 breaststroke at 2:10.95 as the German native, who was seventh in Rio, won ahead of Austria’s Christopher Rothbauer (2:11.53) and Martin Allikvee (2:11.56).

Barbora Seemanova of the Czech Republic won the 200 free at 1:57.76 ahead of Israel’s Anastasia Gorbenko (1:58.99) and Andi Murez (1:59.01).

Israel’s Yakov Toumarkin won the 200 back at 1:59.95 ahead of Tomas Ludvik (2:00.43).

In non-Olympic events, Marius Kusch won the 50 fly at 23.58, while Emilie Beckmann won the women’s race at 25.62. Austria’s Caroline Pilhatsch won the women’s 50 back at 28.02.

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