7 German Marks Must Go For Glasgow Euro Tickets, Inc Gross’ Großartig 1986 Standard

Philip Heintz has set a fast 200IM pace heading into the German Open (photo by Patrick B. Kraemer_ - insets images, Michael Gross (top right) and Anke Moehring and GDR teammates in 1987 - courtesy of NT Archive

Those wishing to race for Deutschland at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships in August face the last-chance selection saloon of the German Open in Berlin this week.  Many a 2017-2018 warm-up event under the bridge, many still need to step up to the time standards required for a ticket to Scotland in summer. The deadline for beating the clock is April 29, the German Open due April 20-22. Much water under the bridge, too, since 1987, but the days when the GDR claimed 18 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze, back at the European Championships in Strasbourg remain linked intrinsically to the present, courtesy of a newly unified Germany and its DSV federation having adopted all GDR swim records as their own. In 2018, Philip Heintz added his name to a list of seven swimmers inside the cut so far when he clocked 1:56 over 200IM in Bergen, where the Swim Festival ended yesterday. Among seven records that would need to fall at the Open are two of the oldest on the books: the men’s 200 ‘fly standard held by Michael “The Albatross” Gross since 1986 – and Anke Möhring’s 800m free for the GDR in 1987

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Those wishing to race for Deutschland at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships in August face the last-chance selection saloon of the German Open in Berlin this week.  Many a 2017-2018 warm-up event under the bridge, many still need to step up to the time standards required for a ticket to Scotland in summer. The deadline for beating the clock is April 29, the German Open due April 20-22. Much water under the bridge, too, since 1987, but the days when the GDR claimed 18 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze, back at the European Championships in Strasbourg remain linked intrinsically to the present, courtesy of a newly unified Germany and its DSV federation having adopted all GDR swim records as their own. In 2018, Philip Heintz added his name to a list of seven swimmers inside the cut so far when he clocked 1:56 over 200IM in Bergen, where the Swim Festival ended yesterday. Among seven records that would need to fall at the Open are two of the oldest on the books: the men’s 200 ‘fly standard held by Michael “The Albatross” Gross since 1986 – and Anke Möhring’s 800m free for the GDR in 1987

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