Germany Nominates 24 Pool Swimmers For Paris 2024: Names Team For European Championships In Belgrade

Lukas Märtens: Photo Courtesy: Andrea Masini / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Germany Nominates 24 Pool Swimmers For Paris 2024: Names Team For European Championships In Belgrade

Lukas Märtens is among 24 pool swimmers – 15 men and nine women – nominated by the German Swimming Association (DSV) for the Olympic Games in Paris.

The German Olympic Confederation will confirm the selections by 4 June with the Paris 2024 pool programme getting underway on 27 July.

Märtens marked himself out as a title contender in the French capital when he went 3:40.33 in the 400 free at last month’s German Championships in Berlin, just 0.26secs outside Paul Biedermann’s world record of 3:40.07 that has stood since the 2009 supersuit era.

With that, he went fourth in the all-time rankings and stands clear at the top of the 2024 rankings.

He followed that up with victories in the 200 free (PB 1:44.14) and 200 back (PB 1:56.00) as well as taking third in the 100 free.

Also nominated are Florian Wellbrock, 1500 bronze medallist in Tokyo who is also set to compete in the open water, and Josha Salchow, who set a national 100 free record of 47.85 at the Berlin Swim Open.

Angelina Köhler, 100 fly winner at the 2024 World Championships, and Isobel Gose – triple medallist in Doha over 400/800/1500 free – as well as Märtens’ sister Leonie, are among the women nominated.

DSV sports director Christian Hansmann said:

“We are pleased to be able to propose a powerful line-up for Team Germany after a qualification with many top performances, German records and best times and will provide our athletes with the greatest possible support on their way to Paris.”

DSV nominations for Paris 2024:

Women: Isabel Gose (SC Magdeburg), Anna Elendt (SG Frankfurt), Nina Holt (SG Mönchengladbach), Angelina Köhler (SG Neukölln Berlin), Nicole Maier (SG Gladbeck/Recklinghausen) Leonie Märtens (SC Magdeburg), Julia Mrozinski (ECW Eschborn), Laura Riedemann (SV Halle/Saale), Nele Schulze (SG Neukölln Berlin)

Men: Luca Nik Armbruster (SG Neukölln Berlin), Ole Braunschweig (SG Neukölln Berlin), Cedric Büssing (SG Essen), Melvin Imoudu (Potsdamer SV), Oliver Klemet (SG Frankfurt), Lukas Märtens (SC Magdeburg), Lucas Matzerath (SG Frankfurt), Rafael Miroslaw (SG HT16 Hamburg), Sven Schwarz (Waspo 98 Hannover), Josha Salchow (SV Nikar Heidelberg), Artem Selin (SC Wiesbaden 1911), Timo Sorgius (SSG Leipzig), Marek Ulrich (SSG Leipzig), Peter Varjasi (TB Erlangen 1888), Florian Wellbrock (SC Magdeburg)

A 24-strong squad has also been announced for the European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, has also been announced.

Six athletes – Nicole MaierLuca Nik ArmbrusterMelvin ImouduLucas MatzerathArtem Selin and Peter Varjasi – who will compete in Paris will also appear in the Serbian capital where the pool programme runs from 17-23 June.

“This summer’s European Championships are also a target competition for active athletes, from whom we hope to take further steps in development with regard to the following Olympic cycle until 2028,” said Hansmann.

Germany Squad For The 2024 European Aquatics Championships, Belgrade

Women: Jessica Felsner (SC Aqua Köln), Nina Sandrine Jazy (SG Essen), Leonie Kullmann (SG Neukölln Berlin), Nicole Maier (SG Gladbeck/Recklinghausen), Celine Rieder (Sport-Union Neckarsulm), Jeannette Spiwoks (SG Essen), Maya Werner (SV Nikar Heidelberg)

Men: Luca Nik Armbruster (SG Neukölln Berlin), Jarno Bäschnitt (SG Ruhr), Christian Diener (Potsdamer SV), Noel de Geus (Eintracht Hildesheim), Ole Mats Eidam (Potsdamer SV), Melvin Imoudu (Potsdamer SV), Cornelius Jahn (Ahrensburger TSV 1874), Björn Kammann (AMTV-FTV Hamburg), Lucas Matzerath (SG Frankfurt), Philipp Peschke (SG Essen), Danny Schmidt (SG Frankfurt), Artem Selin (SC Wiesbaden 1911), David Thomasberger (SSG Leipzig), Peter Varjasi (TB Erlangen 1888), Finn Wendland (Waspo 98 Hannover), Martin Wrede (Waspo 98 Hannover), Marius Zobel (SC Magdeburg)

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