IU Commit Rafael Miroslaw Pulls Out of 2021 German Olympic Trials


  • Friday, April sixteenth – Sunday, April 18th
  • Friday/Saturday: Prelims at 10am native/Finals at 7pm native; Sunday: Prelims at 9:30am native/Finals at 4pm native
  • Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark, Berlin
  • German Olympic Choice Coverage
  • Final Probability Olympic qualification meet

Indiana class of 2025 commit Rafael Miroslaw, a 20-year-old German native, has introduced this withdrawal from this weekend’s 2021 German Olympic Trials, which is a last-chance Olympic qualification meet for the nation. Yesterday on Instagram, the NCAA recruit introduced that his determination got here after coping with a shoulder damage that halted his coaching for 3 months.

Miroslaw lately made an look on the 2021 Eindhoven Qualification Meet this previous weekend, registering occasions of 23.60 within the 50 free, the place he positioned twentieth in finals, and 51.08 within the 100 free. Miroslaw’s occasions rank him eleventh (50 free) and 14th (100 free) in Germany for the 2021 calendar 12 months. Miroslaw’s lone pre-pandemic meet efficiency (2019-2020 season) got here from the twenty second Luxemobourg Euro Meet in January 2020, the place he swam 49.93 to position twelfth within the 100 free and positioned tenth within the 200 free finals after swimming 1:50.47 in prelims.

Miroslaw owns lifetime bests of 23.19 within the 50 free, from the 2019 Sette Colli Trophy, and 49.78 from the 2019 European Junior Championships. On the 2019 European Junior meet, Miroslaw led off the Germany’s blended 400 free relay at 49.54, incomes the European junior title and meet file. Miroslaw was additionally a member of the runner-up males’s 800 free relay, anchoring in a 1:49.05. He additionally swam 49.93 to position third throughout preliminaries of the boys’s 100 free, but didn’t compete previous semifinals. Later on the 2019 World Championships, Miroslaw was a member of Germany’s Eighth-place 800 free relay, the place he cut up 1:46.89 throughout the preliminaries, enhancing 2.16s from his European Jr efficiency.

Miroslaw will probably be potential candidate to switch Croatian sprinter Bruno Blaskovic and be a part of present IU sprinters rising senior Jack Franzman and rising sophomore Tomer Frankel. Miroslaw is about be a part of a monstrous incoming class for Indiana this fall, together with Aidan Reagan, Christopher Lee, Finn Brooks, Jackson Carlile, Jasper Davis, Joseph Radde, Joshua Matheny, Lucas Piunti, Luke BarrMason Carlton, and Nichita Bortnicov.

“Dangerous information. I sadly must announce that I can’t compete on the olympic trials in Berlin this 12 months. A 3 months lasting shoulder damage prevented me from doing my coaching. Generally life might be laborious and put you in sudden conditions, however its as much as you easy methods to cope with it. I’ll study from it and develop. I promise that I’ll come again stronger than ever earlier than. Preserve wanting ahead to get again in form!

Good luck to all opponents this week!”

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