EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
The last day of the 2017 European SC Championships is upon us and these events are on the schedule this morning: Women’s 50m freestyle, 200m breaststroke, 400m freestyle, 4x50m medley relay and the men’s 50m backstroke, 200m butterfly and 4x50m medley relay.
Sarah Sjöström (SWE) was the fastest to the wall, taking the top time in the 50m freestyle in 23,84 into semifinals. Denmarks Pernille Blume and Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) took the 2nd and 3rd spot in 23,84 and 23,96.
Russia’s teenage sensation Kliment Kolesnikov set another world junior record, fininshing with the top time of 23.10 in the 50m backstroke. He also owned the former record. France’s Jeremy Stravius, who is 12 years older, secured this morning’s second fastest time in 23,36.
Vitalina Simonova (RUS) was clocked at 2:20,21 with the fastest time in the 200m breaststroke. Spain’s Jessica Vall Montero hit the wall in 2:20,58. European record holder Rikke Möller Pedersen (DEN) also made it into tonight’s final in 2:21,15.
Championship record holder Laszlo Cseh (HUN) took the best time in the 200m butterfly and made his first participation in a final at this championships. He hit the wall with a time of 1:52,27. He is the defending champion.
Sarah Köhler (GER) took the top spot in the 400m freestyle in 4:04,31 followed by Melanie Costa Schmid (ESP) in 4:04,56.
The finalists in the men’s 4x50m medley are: Belarus, Russia, Germany, Poland, Italy, Finland, Turkey.
On the women’s side, the fastest teams are: Russia, Netherlands, France, Finland, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Denmark.