German Records Set By Fabian Schwingenschlogl and David Thomasberger at Olympic Qualifier

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German Records Set By Fabian Schwingenschlogl and David Thomasberger at Olympic Qualifier

As the Olympic Trials season heats up, there were a handful of impressive performances – including a pair of national records – produced in Heidelberg, Germany on Saturday. The meet is serving as one of several final opportunities for Germany athletes to qualify for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.

In the 100-meter breaststroke, Fabian Schwingenschlogl established a German record and became the first man from his country to crack the 59-second barrier. Out in 27.60, Schwingenschlogl touched the wall in 58.95 to secure his bid to the Tokyo Games. The former record sat at 59.15, set in 2009 and during the supersuit era by Hendrik Feldwehr.

While Schwingenschlogl broke the German record in the 100 breaststroke, David Thomasberger set a national standard in the 200 butterfly. Thomasberger came up just shy of breaking the 1:55 barrier when he stopped the clock in 1:55.04. That performance handed Thomasberger a three-plus-second victory over runnerup Ramon Klenz, who was timed in 1:58.21.

Other notable swims included Leonie Kullman winning the women’s 400 freestyle in 4:07.44 and Christian Diener prevailing in the men’s 200 backstroke with a mark of 1:58.79.

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