Sarah Kohler Steps Up: Gold In German & Meet Mark 4:03 As Taipei Pool Party Ends

Sarah Kohler at Rio 2016 - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Germany is struggling in International waters right now at elite level but true, too, to say that the green shoots of turnaround are also a part of the picture. Today they showed themselves in the form of Sarah Kohler as she stepped up from two silvers over 800m and 1500m free at the Universiade in Taipei to take 400m gold in a dominant 4:03.96. The time, 4th fastest in the world this year, represented a triple whammy for Kohler: gold; a student games record; and a national standard that broke a deadlock. The German standard had stood at 4:06.55 to Hannah Stockbauer since 2000 on her way to the distance double at world titles in 2001 and the distance treble at 2003 world titles

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Germany is struggling in International waters right now at elite level but true, too, to say that the green shoots of turnaround are also a part of the picture. Today they showed themselves in the form of Sarah Kohler as she stepped up from two silvers over 800m and 1500m free at the Universiade in Taipei to take 400m gold in a dominant 4:03.96. The time, 4th fastest in the world this year, represented a triple whammy for Kohler: gold; a student games record; and a national standard that broke a deadlock. The German standard had stood at 4:06.55 to Hannah Stockbauer since 2000 on her way to the distance double at world titles in 2001 and the distance treble at 2003 world titles

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