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Sunday, May 13, 2012
It's been such a busy weekend. Today we went to the German National Swimming Championships at the Europa Sport Park (in Berlin). We got there really early, had to wait around a while, then caught the end of warm-ups and the finals for the A-level swimmers, those trying to qualify for the summer Olympics in London. We saw 9 events: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, women's 50 free and women's IM. So we got to see world-record holder Britta Steffen doing the event she holds the world record for. I was hoping we would see more spectacular swims, but no records. Actually, we only saw a few people even qualify for the Olympics (Jenny Mensing and Jan-Philip Glania, both in 100 backstroke). I guess they have one more chance, at the EU championships. It will be fun to watch out for the German swimmers this summer.
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