Christian Sprenger Reaches The End Wall With Thanks For Help On “An Amazing Ride”

Alpha breaststroke ace to Omega - the end wall for Christian Sprenger - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Christian Sprenger is hanging up his bathers and goggles after deciding that he is in no shape to race for a place on the Australian team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and then prosper once in Brazil. “I have no sort of feeling towards the water right now,” said the 30-year-old who claimed the 100m…

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Christian Sprenger is hanging up his bathers and goggles after deciding that he is in no shape to race for a place on the Australian team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and then prosper once in Brazil. “I have no sort of feeling towards the water right now,” said the 30-year-old who claimed the 100m… […]

Comments

ThereaLuigi

Too bad, for him and for the Aussie relay, but the right decision based on his words. No point pushing on if the mind and body are not there. Best of luck to him.

commonwombat

Sad news but realistically far from unexpected. The writing on the wall was fairly telling during 2015 that 1min was looking a tough ask let alone the Olympic qualifying mark despite what he has said in this statement.

Therea, not sure that it’s a particularly savage knock for the AUS M4XMED as he was not looking likely to get back to his peak times and Packard is looking a competent replacement. BRS isn’t the weak leg of this relay, it’s the absence of a competitive flyer.

In any case, best wishes for the future for Christian. His international record is one to be proud of, both in achievement and in the manner in which he went about his business.

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