Marco Koch & Paul Biedermann Lead German Hunt For Rio Tickets In Berlin

Marco Koch by Patrick B. Kraemer

Germany holds its National Championships and Olympic trials in Berlin this week, the format in stark contrast to those of other top European swim nations: Thursday to Sunday, four days, all done. Marco Koch and Paul Biedermann must finish top 2 in their events – all others must do that inside target times in heats and finals – and all must then show form at further racing in June and July to confirm passage to Brazil for the Games in August; and the other target in the sights of head coach Henning Lambertz – dopers and the campaign for clean sport

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Germany holds its National Championships and Olympic trials in Berlin this week, the format in stark contrast to those of other top European swim nations: Thursday to Sunday, four days, all done. Marco Koch and Paul Biedermann must finish top 2 in their events – all others must do that inside target times in heats and finals – and all must then show form at further racing in June and July to confirm passage to Brazil for the Games in August; and the other target in the sights of head coach Henning Lambertz – dopers and the campaign for clean sport

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