Kolesnikow swims world record – Vogelmann “looks lonely”
A German athlete celebrates his emotional debut on the first day of the Pool Swimmer Championship. For Angelina Kohler, on the other hand, things are just not going well. Russian back specialist makes a great impression.
Budapest. Zoe Vogelman was delighted to make her debut at the European Long Track Championships, and swimmer Clement Kolesnikov brought a world record in the Budapest Basin.
In the absence of most German Olympic players, the only 17-year-old swimmer, Fogelmann, took advantage of her opportunity to perform on the big stage. Then Russia’s Kolesnikow placed the first bright international warning at the Duna Arena. In 23.93 seconds, the 20-year-old improved his record above 50 meters by seven milliseconds on Monday.
Shortly before, Vogelman’s smile could be clearly seen despite exhaustion and the protective mask. She hit after 4: 45.61 minutes and came in seventh with a distance of 400 meters. Even reaching the final was a success for them.
“I was separated,” said the woman from Heidelberg. She commented on her progress, “She really traveled this morning. It was so fun,” as she hit her personal best in 4: 43.51 minutes. Even if you could not get up to this time in the evening, the youngest athlete on the German team was happy. “It was an amazing day,” she said. Favorite domestic champion and favorite Katinka Hoszo was awarded the European title.
It didn’t work out as Angelina Koller had hoped. The 20-year-old from Hanover missed the 100m butterfly final in 58.64 seconds. Koller wanted to recommend himself for an Olympic ticket after he missed the chance to qualify for Berlin due to coronavirus infection in April with a strong performance. However, with her time, she remained above the required 57.90 seconds for Tokyo and did not come close to her personal best. “I gave it all,” said Kohler. “I also lack the competitive experience that unfortunately we did not have this year.”
For Lucas Matzerath’s Olympic record filler, that also wasn’t enough for the 100m box in 59.65 minutes for the final. Back-swimmer Marek Ulrich and freestyle swimmer Jessica Felsner were also knocked out by over 50 meters in the semifinals.
The German Swimming Association in Hungary is competing with a young and often inexperienced team. Olympic favorites such as Florian Wilbrook and Sarah Kohler will give up the European Championship from July 23, due to the highlights of this season.
On the second day of swimming in the pool, double world champ Wilbrook had the opportunity to see some of his main competitors – even if only at the start of the qualifiers. Powerful Italian Gregorio Paltrenieri and Ukrainian Mikhailo Romanchuk compete in the 1500m freestyle.
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