The Euro All-Stars came away with wins in both the men’s and women’s 400m freestyle races tonight, with two U.S. Open Records to boot.
In the women’s race here in Indy at the 2015 Duel in the Pool, Jazmin Carlin (GBR) scored a time of 3:58.07, a mark which tied that of American Chloe Sutton’s record from 2011. Carlin’s time tonight was her best ever and even rose above the 3:58.81 she clocked last weekend in Netanya, Israel to claim gold in the event at the European SC Championships.
Carlin split the race beautifully, but did need to catch up to American Hali Flickinger who gained an early lead in the contest. Carlin was able to make up ground and blast a sub-30 final 50 to take the win. The breakdown of her race is as follows:
Carlin went on to win the 800m freestyle in Israel and is slated to swim that event first thing during tomorrow’s session.
On the men’s side, 2015 World Champion in the 200m freestyle, James Guy also earned the win tonight in the 400m distance, touching in a new U.S. Open Record. Guy touched the wall first in a time of 3:37.78, the 2nd-fastest time of his relatively short career. The mark overtook that of the 3:40.05 held by American Michael Klueh that’s been on the books since 2011.
The only time Guy has been faster that his outing tonight was when he earned silver to Hungary’s Peter Bernek at last December’s Short Course World Championships in Doha. Tonight’s swim signifies just the 3rd time Guy has gone sub-3:40 in this SCM event.
Below is the break-down of his U.S. Open Record-setting swim tonight:
Guy is slated to swim the 200m freestyle tomorrow on Day 2 of this meet.