2020 AUSTRIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2020 Austrian Championships wrapped up from Graz with final evening’s 400m freestyle winner Felix Auboeck falling painstakingly near capturing his 2nd Olympic-qualifying mark of the meet.
Topping the 4free podium final evening, the previous Michigan Wolverine posted a successful time of three:45.60 to get below the FINA ‘A’ minimize of three:46.78 and the occasion to his lineup for Tokyo. He had already certified in 800m free at a earlier meet.
Within the males’s 200m free this night, Auboeck stopped the clock in a time of 1:47.16 to sit down simply .14 outdoors of the FINA ‘A’ cub of 1:47.02. Splitting 53.10/54.06, Auboeck nonetheless managed to publish the 2nd quickest outing of his profession, positioned solely behind the 1:46.64 nationwide file he logged ultimately month’s four Nations meet. Nonetheless, that meet was not a FINA-sanctioned Olympic-qualifying competitors.
Nonetheless, Auboeck could have a number of extra alternatives to get after this 200m free mark, as will his teammates of their respective occasions. As an illustration, Lena Kreundl‘s 100m fly successful time right here of 1:00.31 must drop by three seconds, whereas Heiko Gigler must shave off a good quantity from his 53.23 100m fly outing right here as nicely.
Marlene Kahler has already certified for Tokyo within the 800m and 1500m free occasions, however her time right here of 1:59.60 within the 200m free might want to dive into the 1:57.28 realm so as to add the occasion to her Olympic repertoire.
A number of Title Winners Right here: