2018 European Championships: Day 2 prelims live recap

by Daniela Kapser 54

August 04th, 2018 Europe, International, News

2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The morning program of day 2 contains the heats of the men’s 100m freestyle, 200 m butterfly, 1500 m freestyle and the women’s 100m breaststroke and 50 m backstroke. And the audience will see the premiere of the 4  x 200 m Mixed Freestyle relay.

Men’s 100m Freestyle

  • World Record (WR): 46,91 – Cesar Cielo, 2009
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 47,58 – Kyle Chalmers,2016
  • European Record (ER): 47,12 – Alain Bernard, 2009
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 48,33 – Ivan Grev, 47,50
  • Championship Record (CR): 47,50 – Alain Bernard, 2008

Top 16 qualifiers:

  1. GRINEV Vladislav             RUS       48,38
  2. MIRESSI Alessandro        ITA        48.53
  3. IZOTOV Danila                  RUS       48.57
  4. METELLA Mehdy              FRA       48.62
  5. MOROZOV Vladimir         RUS      48.75
  6. SHEVTSOV Sergii              UKR      48.78
  7. SCOTT Duncan W              GBR      48.87
  8. BLASKOVIC Bruno            CRO      48.88
  9. NEMETH Nandor              HUN     48.93
  10. WIERLING Damian          GER      48.93
  11. BILIS Simonas                   LTU       49.00
  12. KOZMA Dominik               HUN     49.11
  13. DOTTO Luca                       ITA        49.13
  14. STRAVIUS Jeremy            FRA       49.16
  15. KORSTANJE Nyls Jan     NED      49.20
  16. ZAZZERI Lorenzo             ITA        49.25
  17. STOLK Kyle                        NED      49.27
  18. STJEPANOVIC Velimir   SRB       49.32

It is Russia’s Vladimir Morozov who leads the current World Ranking with a time of 47,75. The next fastest European swimmer in the 2018 World leaderboard is Great Britain’s Duncan Scott (48,02). Morozov started yesterday as the third swimmer in the victorious Russian 4x100m freestyle relay. Only his teammate Kliment Kolesnikov was faster in the relay competition with a time of 47,39 compared to Morozov’s 47,61.

9 preliminaries were swum in the men’s 100m freestyle. Great Britain’s Craig McLean set a new personal-best time with 50,00 in heat 3. The following heat featured two sub-50 seconds perfomances: Bruno Blaskovic (CRO) swam a new Croatian National Record with a time of 48,88 followed by Niksa Sotjkovski (NOR, 49,99). Simonos Bilis (LTU) also improved his personal-best to 49,00 in heat 5. The next lifetime best was reached by France’s Maxime Grousset, he was clocked at 49,51.

In heat 8 of  9, Danila Izotov (RUS)  powered to a 48,57 but he wasn’t able to surpass Vladislav Grinev‘s 48,38 from the previous heat. That means: Vladimir Morozov‘s time of 48,75 was only the third fastest Russian performance, only two swimmers per nation are allowed to compete in the semi-finals.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke

  • World Record (WR): 1:04,13 – Lilly King, 2017
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 1:05,39 – Ruta Meilutyte, 2014
  • European Record (ER): 1:04,35 – Ruta Meilutyte, 2013
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 1:04,35 Target Time
  • Championship Record (CR): 1:06,16 – Ruta Meilutyte, 2016

Top 16 qualifiers:

  1. MEILUTYTE Ruta ,LTU, 1:06,89
  2. CASTIGLIONI Arianna, ITA,1:07.13
  3. EFIMOVA Yuliya,  RUS , 1:07.25
  4. O’CONNOR Siobhan-Marie, GBR, 1:07.32
  5. VALL MONTERO Jessica, ESP, 1:07.53
  6. GARCIA URZAINQUI Marina,ESP, 1:07.62
  7. HANSSON Sophie,  SWE, 1:07.70
  8. CARRARO Martina, ITA, 1:07.83
  9. PEDERSEN Rikke Moeller,  DEN,  1:07.90
  10. SIMONOVA Vitalina, RUS, 1:07.92
  11. SZTANKOVICS Anna, HUN, 1:08.05
  12. LECLUYSE Fanny, BEL, 1:08.17
  13. CLARK Imogen,  GBR,  1:08.41
  14. HULKKO Ida, FIN, 1:08.48
  15. MC SHARRY Mona, IRL, 1:08.53
  16. SCHROEDER Matilde,  DEN, 1:08.53

 

Russia’s Yulia Efimova stands on top of the 2018 World Ranking ahead of World Record Holder Lily King (USA; 1:05.36). The only other European swimmer who made it into the 100m breststroke TOP-10 ist Spain’s Jessica Vall (1:06,58).

It was getting fast in heat 4 of 5 with Ruta Meilutyte who set a 1:06,89 and took the lead in the intermediate results. Yulia Efimova swam her typical race strategy with a fast back half and she touched the wall in 1:07,25 as the first in heat 5.

Men’s 200m Butterfly

  • World Record (WR): 1:51,51 – Michael Phelps, 2009
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 1:52,71 – Kristof Milak, 2016
  • European Record (ER): 1:52,70 – Laszlo Cseh, 2008
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 1:52,71 – Kristof Milak, 2016
  • Championship Record (CR): 1:52,91 – Laszlo Cseh, 2016

Top 16 qualifiers:

  1. MILAK Kristof   HUN  1:54.17
  2. KENDERESI Tamas  HUN   1:54.91
  3. BICZO Bence       HUN     1:55.86
  4. BROMER Viktor B.   DEN   1:55.90
  5. CSEH Laszlo         HUN     1:55.91
  6. GUY James  GBR   1:56.13
  7. IVANOV Antani  BUL   1:56.33
  8. CROENEN Louis  BEL     1:57.11
  9. BURDISSO Federico   ITA    1:57.39
  10. HYLAND Brendan  IRL   1:57.55
  11. SWITKOWSKI Jan   POL   1:57.65
  12. SHEMBEREV Maksym  AZE  :57.84
  13. KLENZ Ramon  GER 1:57.91
  14. NASCIMENTO Miguel Duarte POR  1:58.23
  15. BERLINCIONI Filippo  ITA  1:58.66
  16. STABER Patrick  AUT  1:58.96
  17. LIESS Nils    SUI   1:59.17
  18. PONS RAMON Joan Lluis   ESP  1:59.33

There are jsut 3 Europeans ranked among the world’s top 20 in the 200m fly event, two athletes are from Hungary and one from Germany. The Hungarians Kristof Milak (1:52,71) and Tamas Kenderesi (1:52,71) sit on the first and fourth place while German Ramon Klenz is a newcomer on the international stage. Klenz broke the 32-year old German National Record, held by six-time Olympic medalist Michael Groß, at the 2018 German International Championships. Klenz pulled into the world ranking with a time of 1:55,76.

2016 European Champion Laszlo Cseh took the early lead in heat 3 of 4. Cseh showed his ground speed and went under European Record pace on the first half and finished in a new season-best time with 1:55,91. His performane was too slow in the Hungarian comparison with three of his teammates swam faster and went 1-2-3 in the leaderboard: Kristof Milak in 1:54,17, Tamas Kenderesi 1:54,91 and Bence Biczo in 1:55,86. Only Milak and Kenderesi will advance into the semi-finals. The only swimmer who disturbed the Hungarian foursome was Denmark’s Viktor Bromer with a time of 1:55,90.

 

Women’s 50m Backstroke

  • World Record (WR): 27,06 – Jing Zhao, 2009
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 27,49 – Minna Atherton, 2016
  • European Record (ER): 27,23 – Daniela Samulski, 2009 and Aliaksandra Herasimenia, 2017
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 27,90 – Daria Vaskina, 2018
  • Championship Record (CR): 27,57 – Francesca Halsall, 2016

Top 16 qualifiers:

  1. DAVIES Georgia  GBR  27.21     ER-CR

  2. FESIKOVA Anastasiia       RUS      27.23
  3. JALLOW Mimosa               FIN        27.42
  4. KAMENEVA Mariia           RUS      27.70
  5. BAUMRTOVA Simona     CZE       27.78
  6. DAWSON Kathleen          GBR      27.92
  7. NIELSEN Mie Oe.              DEN      27.97
  8. TOUSSAINT Kira Marije  NED      28,04
  9. GASTALDELLO Beryl         FRA       28.19
  10. LINDBORG Ida    SWE      28.23
  11. DE WAARD Maaike Anna C.    NED      28.30
  12. WILD Cassie        GBR      28.30  
  13. TCHORZ Alicja    POL       28.33
  14. VERMEULEN Tessa           NED      28.35   
  15. JENSEN Julie Kepp            DEN      28.37
  16. SCALIA Silvia       ITA        28.37
  17. TOURETSKI Sasha             SUI        28.46
  18. ZOFKOVA Carlotta            ITA        28.48

Great Britain’s Georgia Davies set a new European Record with a time of 27,21. She improved the previous record which was held by Germany’s Daniela Samulski and Belarus Aliaksandra Herasimenia. Daniela Samulski died in May of cancer, after she defeated the disease for a first time some years ago.Samulski retired from competitve swimming in 2011.

In the last heat, Anastasiia Fesikova matched the old European Record, she touched the wall in 27,23. Three British swimmers placed under the 16 fastest with Davies, Kathleen Dawson on six in 27,92 and Cassie Wild. Wild was the slowest swimmer in 28,30. Also Tessa Vermeulen couldn’t advance to the semi-finals as the third fastest Dutch in 28,35.

Mixed 4x200m Freestyle

  • World Record (WR):
  • World Junior Record (WJ):
  • European Record (ER): Taget Time 7:22,33
  • European Junior Record (EJ):
  • Championship Record (CR):

Top 8 qualifiers:

NAT TEAM 50 m 100 m 150 m 200 m  TIME
1.  RUS RUSSIA 7:33.16
MALYUTIN Martin – 05 JUL 1999 24.83 51.89 1:19.68 1:47.46  1:47.46
ANDRUSENKO Viacheslav – 14 MAY 1992 24.70 52.19 1:19.85 1:47.58 3:35.04
KRIVONOGOVA Irina – 03 MAY 2000 27.54 57.68 1:28.45 1:59.13 5:34.17
GUZHENKOVA Anastasia – 16 AUG 1997 27.62 57.80 1:28.07 1:58.99 7:33.16
2.  GBR GREAT BRITAIN 7:34.49
KURLE Cameron – 19 JUL 1997 24.97 52.06 1:20.69 1:49.05  1:49.05
MCLEAN Craig R – 25 OCT 1998 25.23 52.41 1:20.60 1:48.50 3:37.55
GREENSLADE Kathryn – 18 JAN 1998 27.67 56.70 1:27.12 1:57.26 5:34.81
HIBBOTT Holly – 13 DEC 1999 27.58 57.60 1:28.88 1:59.68 7:34.49
3.  GER GERMANY 7:35.16
HEIDTMANN Jacob – 06 NOV 1994 25.31 51.88 1:19.41 1:46.81  1:46.81
ZOBEL Marius – 18 NOV 1999 25.71 53.69 1:21.78 1:49.46 3:36.27
FOOS Reva – 15 SEP 1993 27.77 57.62 1:28.10 1:58.48 5:34.75
GOSE Isabel Marie – 09 MAY 2002 27.93 58.22 1:29.54 2:00.41 7:35.16
4.  ITA ITALY 7:37.50
PROIETTI COLONNA Alessio – 07 MAY 1998 25.74 52.60 1:20.23 1:48.09  1:48.09
CIAMPI Matteo – 03 NOV 1996 24.67 52.10 1:20.17 1:47.92 3:36.01
PIROZZI Stefania – 16 DEC 1993 28.17 58.56 1:30.31 2:02.03 5:38.04
PANZIERA Margherita – 12 AUG 1995 27.53 57.52 1:28.61 1:59.46 7:37.50
5.  NED NETHERLANDS 7:39.30
DREESENS Dion Christian – 30 APR 1993 25.64 53.64 1:21.48 1:49.57  1:49.57
BRZOSKOWSKI Maarten – 19 SEP 1995 25.53 53.40 1:21.23 1:49.09 3:38.66
DELNO Marjolein – 17 MAR 1994 28.99 59.79 1:30.41 2:01.29 5:39.95
NEUMANN Robin Marian – 12 DEC 1997 27.46 57.63 1:28.31 1:59.35 7:39.30
6.  ISR ISRAEL 7:42.32
NAMIR Daniel – 12 AUG 1997 25.57 52.86 1:21.11 1:49.58  1:49.58
LOKTEV Denis – 04 JUN 2000 25. Dez 52.40 1:20.84 1:49.33 3:38.91
GORBENKO Anastasya – 07 AUG 2003 27.68 58.12 1:31.41 2:03.04 5:41.95
MUREZ Andrea – 29 JAN 1992 26.84 56.87 1:28.15 2:00.37 7:42.32
7.  HUN HUNGARY 7:44.46
HOLLO Balazs – 10 FEB 1999 25.84 53.22 1:21.95 1:50.19  1:50.19
GRATZ Benjamin – 16 FEB 1996 25.31 53.16 1:21.31 1:49.85 3:40.04
JAKABOS Zsuzsanna – 03 APR 1989 27.93 59.04 1:31.01 2:01.68 5:41.72
VERRASZTO Evelyn – 17 JUL 1989 28.34 59.03 1:31.36 2:02.74 7:44.46
8.  SVK SLOVAKIA 8:04.58
HALAS Adam – 02 AUG 1998 26.79 56.13 1:26.98 1:57.53  1:57.53
NAGY Richard – 09 MAR 1993 26. Apr 54.23 1:23.44 1:51.94 3:49.47
TRNIKOVA Nikoleta – 29 JUL 2002 30.58 1:03.94 1:38.66 2:11.95 6:01.42
BENKOVA Laura – 11 MAY 2000 28.90 59.75 1:31.92 2:03.16 8:04.58

 

The newly introduced 4x200m Freestyle relay was swum by all nations with the  “men first” strategy. It was Germany’s Jacob Heidtmann who set the fastest time in 1:46,81 as the start swimmer. Germany made it on the third place behind Russia and Great Britain.  The victorious Russian relay did not hit the European Record target time.

 

Men’s 1500m Freestyle

  • World Record (WR):14:31,02  – Sun Yang, 2012
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 14:51,55 – Mack Horton, 2014
  • European Record (ER): 14;34,04 – Gregorio Paltrinieri, 2016
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 14:48,92 Target Time
  • Championship Record (CR): 14;34,04 – Gregorio Paltrinieri, 2016

Top 8 qualifiers:

  1. JOLY Damien  FRA  14:53.52
  2. ROMANCHUK Mykhaylo UKR   14:53.79
  3. WELLBROCK Florian GER  14:54.55
  4. PALTRINIERI Gregorio ITA 14:54.85
  5. CHRISTIANSEN Henrik NOR  14:58.03
  6. MICKA Jan CZE  14:58.94
  7. ACERENZA Domenico ITA 4:59.35
  8. FROLOV Sergiy UKR  15:02.93

Five European men stand among the 10 fastest swimmers of the actual season: Florian Wellbrock on 1 (GER, 14:40,69), Gregorio Paltrnieri on 2 (ITA, 14:46,25), Daniel Jervis on 4 (GBR, 14:50,91), Mykhaylo Romanchuk on 6 (UKR, 14:50,91), Domenico Acerenza on 10 (ITA, 14:55,44). They will battle with Ukraine’s Sergii Frolov (seasonal-best 14:56,81) and Norway’s Henrik Christiansen (14:58,60) for the spots in the finals.

In the first of two heats, Ukraine’s Mykhaylo Romanchuk set the pace during the whole race. He was followed by Henrik Christiansen (NOR) and Jan Micka (CZE). They all went under 15 minutes with Romachuk’s 14:53,79, Christiansen was clocked at 14:58,03 and Micka at 15:58,94.

Florian Wellbrock (GER) is the current #1 in the 2018 season and in the initial phase of the race he tried to dictate the tempo. Croatia’s Marin Mogic didn’t fear the big names and held the pace with Wellbrock and Gregorio Paltrinieri. After the first half of the race, Paltrinieri, Wellbrock and France’s Damien Joly took the lead. At the 1000 m mark, Paltrinieri, Wellbrock and Joly turned within a margin of less than 1 second and it was only a preliminary race.

Wellbrock, Paltrinieri and Joly continued to show the audience a thrilling race until the finish: Damien Joly set the fastest time in 14:53,52 followed in this heat by Wellbrock in 14:54,55 and Paltrinieri in 14:54,85.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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bobo gigi

You can watch the full day 1 evening session here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TUGoAsMatA

E Gamble

Thank you 💪

Coach Mike 1952

Thank you Bobo

bear drinks beer

lol. Efimova 10th at the 50m mark and 1st at the finish.

bobo gigi

33.76/33.49

Eagleswim

That’s amazing…

Swimmer

Cseh and Bizco are out

ITR

Expected result, really. Kenderesi has been beating Cseh since 2016 and nobody can touch Milak.

bear drinks beer

He didn’t beat Cseh at last year’s world championships though.

Brownish

50 and 100 will be better.

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