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Association of Berlin Press Spokespersons (VBP)

Berlin (ots)

From March 31 to April 3, 2022, more than 400 athletes took part in the 36th International German Para Swimming Championships (IDM) in Berlin. Elena Semechin’s performance was outstanding, winning silver despite her chemotherapy.

Athletes from 40 countries set nine world records this year. Paralympic winner Taliso Engel bettered the previous starting class record in the 50-meter breaststroke in 28.71 seconds, Tokyo participant Josia Topf swam the 50-meter butterfly in 49.75 seconds. Tanja Scholz, who recently joined the national team, impressed the public with six world records: she broke the records twice in the three freestyle distances: 50 m (36.92 seconds), 100 m (1 :19.28 minutes) and 200m (2:51.53).

Elena Semechin achieved an exceptional time of 1:18.54 minutes on his parade distance of 100 meters breaststroke and thus took second place in the national classification. The visually impaired Olympic gold medalist had to undergo chemotherapy after her victory at Tokyo 2021. But the young athlete is a fighter and, despite recent chemotherapy, has once again proven her will and her talent: “I don’t want to let cancer determine my life”.

The Association for Disabled Sports and Rehabilitation Berlin (BSB) organizes the championships every year with the help of many volunteers. Spielbank Berlin is a major sponsor of Berlin Sports and BS Berlin. Gerhard Guillaumespokesperson for the management of Spielbank Berlin: “The performance of the athletes is remarkable and their willpower is admirable. I am particularly delighted with the success of Elena Semechin, whom we have been able to support for several years. Elena is a true role model and has our full respect.”

Honored at the Senate reception Gabrielle Freytag, Senate Department of Interior and Sports, athlete performance and highlighted the importance of parasports for inclusion in our society. In his new post as Speaker of the Berlin House of Representatives Denis Bucher by its presence, the role of sport for the capital. The importance of Germany’s international championships was also underlined by the presence of the President of the Berlin State Sports Association, Thomas Hardelas well as the spokesperson for sports policy in the House of Representatives Claudia Engelmann (the left) and Stefan Foerster (PDF).

President of the BSB Ozcan Mutlu also drew a positive conclusion: “Berlin fast water brought 446 para-swimmers* from more than 40 nations to the sports metropolis of the Spree. As BSB, we are very satisfied and proud of the results of the IDM and thank all the teams, our many volunteers and the Berlin Senate for their great support”. In all likelihood, the 37th IDM Berlin 2023 will take place in May of the coming year.

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