Franziska Hentke Blasts 200 Fly German Record, Sets World Best

Photo Courtesy: SCM-Schwimmen

Franziska Hentke not only posted a world-best in the women’s 200-meter fly at the 2015 German Open, she also smashed the German record in the process.

Hentke blazed her way to a 2:05.26 to win the women’s 200-meter fly finale by a mile.  That performance jumped her ahead of Madeline Groves of Australia (2:05.41) for the top time in the world this year.

Hentke’s time also smashed the German record of 2:06.45 set by Annika Mehlhorn during the techsuit-fueled 2009 World Championships.  Hentke’s previous best this year had been a fifth-ranked 2:07.05 from the German Championships in Berlin.

Hentke’s splits:

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Lisa Hopink placed a distant second in 2:13.78 with Antonia Haupt earning third in 2:18.53.

Nina Kost captured the women’s 100-meter free title in 55.59 with Julie Meynen touching just behind with a second-place effort of 55.71.  Anna Stephanie Dietterle snared third in 56.01.

Macro Di Carli tied Max Oswald for the men’s 100-meter free title with matching times of 49.43. Steffen Deibler wound up third in 50.05.

Alex Kunert won the men’s 200-meter fly in 1:58.44.  Tobias Horn placed second in 2:00.39 with David Thomasberger claiming third in 2:01.01.

Vanessa Grimberg topped the women’s 100-meter breast in 1:09.44 with Daria Berestov placing second in 1:10.13.  Julia Willers picked up third in 1:10.33.

Christian vom Lehn claimed the men’s 100-meter breast title in 1:01.27 with Yannick Lindenberg earning second in 1:03.46.  Jakob Schubert finished third in 1:04.82.

Jenny Mensing, ranked seventh in the world in the 200 back with a 2:08.48, won the event tonight in 2:09.78.  Lisa Graf took second in 2:11.78 with Dorte Baumert claiming third in 2:12.41.

Mark Fischer won the men’s 200-meter back in 2:02.76.  Tommi Wolst placed second in 2:04.03 with Andreas Wiesner snaring third in 2:04.94.

This is the last meet to qualify for Germany’s team to the 2015 World Championships.

2015 German Swimming Open, Day 3 – Results


  1. avatar

    Wow, I didn’t see that coming. Instant Worlds medal/title contender.

  2. Mercy Cain

    Hello I love swimming but I don’t know how to swimm.