“Physically I am very fit, but mentally it is difficult for me”
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Isabel Gose, European 400 meter freestyle champion, fights for Olympic qualification at the World Cup in Qatar. Last but not least, she relies on mental strength to break the patterns that hinder her.

dMagdeburg swimmer Isabel Gose, 21, is European champion in the 400 meter freestyle and now wants to compete Qatar qualify for the Paris Olympic Games at the World Swimming Championships, the third in just over a year and a half. A plan with which he also traveled last year to the World Championship in Fukuoka, but that he could not carry out there.

She swam the German record 400 meters in Japan and placed seventh in the final, sixth in the 1,500 meters and fifth in the 800 meters. Fourth place is required for Olympic qualification; Otherwise, qualification will have to be achieved at competitions in Magdeburg or Berlin in the spring. In July in Fukuoka, only Lukas Märtens did it on the German team, which came third in the 400 meter freestyle. He German Swimming Association participates in the pool competitions in Doha with two women and seven swimmers.