2018 European Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

by Daniela Kapser 25

August 05th, 2018 Europe, International, News

2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

It is already day 3 and the European swimstars have delivererd a great show so far and will continue today with the prelims of: Men’s 200m IM, 100m backstroke, 200m breaststroke and 4x200m freestyle, women’s 200m butterfly and 200m freestyle.

Men’s 200m IM

  • World Record (WR): 1:54,00 – Ryan Lochte, 2011
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 1:57,06 – Hayang Qin, 2017
  • European Record (ER): 1:55,18 – Laszlo Cseh, 2009
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 1:59,06 – Johannes Hintze, 2017
  • Championship Record (CR): 1:56,66 – Laszlo Cseh, 2012

Top 16 qualifiers:

  1. SZARANEK Mark               GBR      1:58.07
  2. LITCHFIELD Max                GBR      1:58.12
  3. SCOTT Duncan W              GBR      1:58.57
  4. GONZALEZ DE OLIVEIRA H.           ESP       1:58.99
  5. VAZAIOS Andreas            GRE      1:59.40
  6. DESPLANCHES Jeremy    SUI        1:59.88
  7. MAKOVICH Semen          RUS      2:00.06
  8. SANTOS Alexis Manacas                POR      2:00.24
  9. DEAN Thomas    GBR      2:00.32
  10. HEINTZ Philip      GER       2:00.34
  11. SJOEDIN Simon  SWE      2:00.65
  12. STUPIN Maxim  RUS       2:00.72
  13. CARVALHO Diogo Filipe  POR      2:00.84
  14. KNIPPING Arjan Antonius             NED      2:00.84
  15. VERRASZTO David            HUN     2:00.94
  16. LOPES Gabriel Jose          POR      2:01.42
  17. ZHILKIN Andrey  RUS       2:01.54
  18. SZWEDZKI Dawid              POL       2:02.03
  19. GUREVICH Etay  ISR         2:02.05
  20. AYDIN Metin      TUR       2:02.34    ? swim-off
  21. STACCHIOTTI Raphael    LUX        2:02.34  ? swim-off

Germany’s Philip Heintz is the highest ranked entry with the 4th place in the FINA World Ranking, with a time of 1:56,67. He is followed by Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches on 6 in 1:57,01. The psych sheet also features participants like Hugo Gonzales (ESP), Max Litchfield (GBR), David Verraszto (HUN) and Duncan Scott (GBR). The defending champion, Andreas Vazaios (GRE), is set to compete in heat 3 of 4. Laszlo Cseh, European Record Holder, and Johannes Hintze (GER), European Junior Record Holder, won’t participate in this event.

Turkey’s Hakan Batuhan won the first heat in a time of 2:07,08. Batuhan is a US student-athlete at the Purdue University (Class of 2017). Spain’s Hugo Gonzalez set the first sub-2 minutes time in 1:58,99 ahead of Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches. Both are candidates for the semi-finals with two more heats to come. Mark Szaranek (GBR) and Max Litchfield (GBR) showed more speed, finishing in 1:58,07 for Szaranek  and Litchfield  in 1:59,40. The defending champion, Andreas Vazaios (GRE), finished 3rd in heat 3, he was clocked at 1:59,40.

Duncan Scott won the last heat in a time of 1:58,57 but he didn’t advance into the semi-finals because his teammates Max Litchfield and Mark Szaranek were faster. Turkey’s Metin Aydin and Luxembourg’s Raphael Stacciotti must take part in a swim-off for the last spot in the semi-finals.

 

Women’s 200m Butterfly

  • World Record (WR): 2:01,81 – Zige Liu, 2009
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 2:06,29 – Suzuka Hasegawa, 2017
  • European Record (ER): 2:04,27 – Katinka Hosszu, 2009
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 2:06,71 Target Time
  • Championship Record (CR): 2:04,79 – Mireia Belmonte, 2014

Top 16 qualifiers:

  1. THOMAS Alys     GBR      2:07.86
  2. HENTKE Franziska             GER      2:08.93
  3. SZILAGYI Liliana  HUN     2:09.02
  4. KAPAS Boglarka  HUN     2:09.29
  5. JAKABOS Zsuzsanna        HUN     2:09.46
  6. CHIMROVA Svetlana       RUS      2:10.08
  7. MONTEIRO Ana Catarina               POR      2:10.08
  8. POLIERI Alessia  ITA        2:10.08
  9. CUSINATO Ilaria                ITA        2:10.34
  10. BIANCHI Ilaria     ITA        2:10.43
  11. UESTUNDAG Nida Eliz     TUR      2:10.69
  12. LARGE Emily        GBR      2:11.07
  13. ATKINSON Charlotte       GBR      2:11.28
  14. BACH Helena Rosendahl               DEN      2:12.32
  15. ZAVADOVA Barbora        CZE       2:12.61
  16. BILGIN Zehra-Duru          TUR      2:14.18
  17. CREVAR Anja      SRB       2:14.40
  18. LOEVBERG Emilie N         NOR     2:14.54
  19. NTOUNTOUNAKI Anna  GRE      2:14.67

 

European Record Holder Katinka Hosszu and the Championship Record Holder, Mireia Belmonte, won’t start in this event. Hosszu entered only the 100m and 200m backstroke and 200 IM. Mireia Belmonte pulled out of the meet due to illness. Belmonte is the reigning Olympic Champion in the 200m fly. But there is a lot of speed in this event with the #1 in the World Ranking, Alys Thoms (GBR, 2:05,45) and the defending champion Franziska Hentke (GER). Hentke also is the 2017 World Championships silver medalist.

Alys Thomas took the lead in the intermediate results in heat 2 of 3 with a time of 2:07,86 followed by Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos (2:09,46, heat 1). In heat 3, two Hungarians came in faster than Jakabos: Liliana Szilagyi swam the third fastest time overall in 2:09,02 and Boglarka Kapas also finished in 2:09,29 faster than Jakabos.

Also Italy had three swimmers among the 16 fastest, Ilaria Bianchi was the slowest in 2:10,43. Great Britain’s Charlotte Atkinson took the 13th spot after the heats but had to let go Alys Thomas and Emily Large into the semi-finals.

 

Men’s 100m Backstroke

  • World Record (WR): 51,85 – Ryan Murphy, 2016
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 52,97 – Kliment Kolesnikov, 2018
  • European Record (ER): 52,11 – Camille Lacourt, 2010
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 52,97 – Kliment Kolesnikov, 2018
  • Championship Record (CR): 52,11 – Camille Lacourt, 2010

Top 16 qualifiers:

  1. RYLOV Evgeny   RUS       52.91
  2. KOLESNIKOV Kliment      RUS      53.01
  3. TARASEVICH Grigory       RUS      53.34
  4. SABBIONI Simone            ITA        53.95
  5. GLINTA Robert-Andrei   ROU     54.01
  6. CHRISTOU Apostolos      GRE      54.40
  7. GLANIA Jan-Philip            GER      54.44
  8. GREENBANK Luke            GBR      54.47
  9. TOUMARKIN Yakov Yan  ISR        54.57
  10. FERGUSON Conor            IRL         54.61
  11. DIENER Christian               GER      54.63
  12. FRANTA Tomas  CZE        54.65
  13. RYAN Shane        IRL         54.67
  14. WILLIAMS Brodie              GBR      54.83
  15. BOHUS Richard  HUN     54.85
  16. CECCON Thomas               ITA        54.89
  17. PYLE Nicholas     GBR      54.89
  18. BEDEL Paul Gabriel          FRA       54.92

One thing is sure: A new European Champion has to be crowned in the men’s 100m backstroke because France’s Camille Lacourt retired from competitive swimming. Lacourt is the European and Championship Record Holder. But Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov is on the hunt for records and already has improved the 50m backstroke World Record yesterday.

The Russians set the top times: Evgeny Rylov took the top seed for tonight’s semi-final with a time of 52,91. Kliment Kolesnikov spread again some teenage speed spirit and was clocked at 53,01 ahead of his teammate Grigory Tarasevich (53,34). Tarasevich was the next victim of the “only two swimmers per nation can advance into the semi-finals rule”. Kolesnikov’s time was only o,o4 seconds slower than his own Junior World Record – Kolesnikov obviously IS on the hunt for the next record.

 

Women’s 200m Freestyle

  • World Record (WR): 1:52,98 – Federica Pellegrini, 2009
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 1:56,12 – Duo Shen, 2014
  • European Record (ER): 1:52,98 – Federica Pellegrini, 2009
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 1:56,78 – Target Time
  • Championship Record (CR): 1:55,33 – Sarah Sjöström, 2016

Top 16 qualifiers:

  1. HEEMSKERK Femke   NED   1:58,14
  2. BONNET Charlotte           FRA       1:58.30
  3. GUZHENKOVA Anastasia               RUS      1:58.81
  4. HIBBOTT Holly    GBR      1:58.92
  5. COSTA SCHMID Melanie                ESP       1:59.01
  6. FOOS Reva          GER       1:59.03
  7. FAULKNER Eleanor           GBR      1:59.19
  8. GREENSLADE Kathryn     GBR      1:59.26
  9. GOSE Isabel Marie            GER      1:59.27
  10. DUMONT Valentine        BEL        1:59.30
  11. FABRE Margaux  FRA       1:59.32
  12. UGOLKOVA Maria            SUI        1:59.37
  13. SALAMATINA Valeriia     RUS      1:59.47
  14. ANDREEVA Viktoriia        RUS      1:59.80
  15. GEORGES Daniela             POL       1:59.87
  16. NEUMANN Robin Marian              NED      1:59.91
  17. KRIVONOGOVA Irina       RUS      2:00.12
  18. BRUHN Annika   GER       2:00.22
  19. GORIS Lotte        BEL        2:00.34
  20. PIETRUSCHKA Marie       GER      2:00.50
  21. GIRARDET Noemi             SUI        2:00.64 ? swim-off
  22. SEGEL Janja         SLO       2:00.64 ? swim-off

Neither the World Record Holder, Federica Pellegrini, nor the Championship Record Holder and defending champion, Sarah Sjöström, will start today. Pellegrini supported the 4x200m Mixed Freestyle relay yesterday with a solid time of 1:56,76 but won’t compete in the individual event. France’s Charlotte Bonnet is the current number five on the 2018 world leaderboard.

All went well for Netherland’s Femke Heemskerk who set the fastest time in 1:58,14. Charlotte Bonnet showed a relaxed 1:58,30, fast enough for the second place. The British women placed three ladies among the ten fastest.  Kathryn Greenslade had to let go Holly Hibbott and Eleanor Faulkner into the next round. Four Russian women showed times between 1:58,81 (Anastasia Guhenkova) and 2:00,12 (Irina Krivonogova) – a good base for the women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay.

Men’s 200m Breaststroke

  • World Record (WR): 2:06,67 – Ipei Watanabe, 2007
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 2:09,39 – Anton Chupkov, 2017
  • European Record (ER): 2:06,96 – Anton Chupkov, 2017
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 2:09,64 – Target Time
  • Championship Record (CR): 2:07,47 – Marco Koch, 2014

Top 16 qualifiers:

  1. CHUPKOV Anton              RUS      2:07.70
  2. PRIGODA Kirill    RUS       2:08.91
  3. KHOMENKO Ilya                RUS      2:09.63
  4. PIZZINI Luca        ITA        2:10.18
  5. MURDOCH Ross                GBR      2:10.30
  6. WILBY James      GBR      2:10.81
  7. KAMMINGA Arno             NED      2:10.82
  8. GREENE Darragh               IRL         2:11.22
  9. DORINOV Mikhail             RUS      2:11.29
  10. MATTSSON Matti             FIN        2:11.44
  11. KOPTYELOV Mykyta        UKR      2:11.50
  12. SIDLAUSKAS Andrius       LTU       2:11.52
  13. BAYER Valentin  AUT      2:11.73
  14. HORVATH David                HUN     2:11.85
  15. PERSSON Erik     SWE      2:12.43
  16. LAEUFFER Jacques           SUI        2:12.57
  17. ROTHBAUER Christopher              AUT      2:12.61
  18. ROGUSKI Bartlomiej        POL       2:12.69

 

Russia’s Anton Chupkov won the bronze medal in yesterday’s 100m breaststroke in 59,06 which is an excellent time for a 200m breaststroke specialist. Chupkov ist the European Record Holder and will face today the defending champion Ross Murdoch. Five out of the eight finalists from yesterday’s 100m breaststroke final will compete in the double distance: Chupkov, James Wilby, Kirill Prigoda, Andrius Sidlauskas and Arno Kamminga.

The Russian men did it again and set the three fastest times with Anton Chupkov‘s 2:07,70, Kirill Prigoda‘s 2:08,91 and Ilya Khomenko‘s 2:09,63. Khomenko and Mikhail Dorinov (2:11,29) didn’t advance to the semi-finals. Chupkov improved his previous season-best time of 2:07,81 and stayed on the 3rd spot in the World Ranking.

James Wilby swam a lifetime-best in yesterday’s 100m breaststroke final with a time of 58,64 and was honoured with the silver medal behind Adam Peaty. Wilby showed a solid perfomance this morning with 2:10,81 in the double distance, worth the sixth place in the preliminaries results.

 

Men’s 4x200m Freestyle

  • World Record (WR): 6:58,55 – USA, 2009
  • World Junior Record (WJ): 7:10,95 – HUN, 2017
  • European Record (ER): 6:59,15 – RUS, 2010
  • European Junior Record (EJ): 7:10,95 – HUN, 2017
  • Championship Record (CR): 7:06,71 – RUS, 2010

Top 8 qualifiers:

  1. RUSSIA  7:09.00
  2. GREAT BRITAIN  7:11.91
  3. ITALY  7:12.46
  4. GERMANY  7:12.75
  5. NETHERLANDS  7:14.86
  6. FRANCE  7:15.26
  7. SWEDEN  7:15.55
  8. SPAIN  7:15.65

Russia’s Martin Malyutin set the fastest time of all start swimmers in 1:47,54 while Calum Jarvis closed the race for Great Britain in 1:46,55.

Great Britain didn’t let the fastest guys out already, they have Duncan Scott and James Guy in reserve. Great Britain won this event at the 2017 World Championships.

 

Detailed Result, Men’s 4x200m freestyle

TEAM R.T. 50 m 100 m 150 m 200 m  TIME
1. RUSSIA 7:09.00
MALYUTIN Martin – 05 JUL 1999 0.70 25.16 52.67 1:19.92 1:47.54  1:47.54
ANDRUSENKO Viacheslav – 14 MAY 1992 0.34 25. Feb 52.73 1:20.50 1:48.14 3:35.68
IZOTOV Danila – 02 OCT 1991 0.35 23.69 50.42 1:17.86 1:46.18 5:21.86
VEKOVISHCHEV Mikhail – 05 AUG 1998 0.29 24.57 51.79 1:19.75 1:47.14 7:09.00
2. GREAT BRITAIN 7:11.91
MILNE Stephen – 29 APR 1994 0.70 25. Aug 52.74 1:20.93 1:48.64  1:48.64
KURLE Cameron – 19 JUL 1997 0.24 24.84 52.50 1:20.50 1:49.08 3:37.72
DEAN Thomas – 02 MAY 2000 0.48 25. Jan 52.58 1:20.35 1:47.64 5:25.36
JARVIS Calum – 12 MAY 1992 0.25 24.34 51.34 1:18.94 1:46.55 7:11.91
3. ITALY 7:12.46
DI COLA Stefano – 11 DEC 1998 0.70 25.73 53.27 1:21.73 1:49.58  1:49.58
CIAMPI Matteo – 03 NOV 1996 0.31 25.18 51.99 1:19.76 1:47.11 3:36.69
PROIETTI COLONNA Alessio – 07 MAY 1998 0.15 24.96 51.66 1:19.70 1:47.76 5:24.45
ZUIN Mattia – 08 MAR 1996 0.24 24.74 51.79 1:20.05 1:48.01 7:12.46
4. GERMANY 7:12.75
ZELLMANN Poul – 02 SEP 1995 0.76 25.34 52.81 1:20.63 1:48.05  1:48.05
ZOBEL Marius – 18 NOV 1999 0.28 25.19 53.03 1:21.05 1:49.83 3:37.88
MUEHLLEITNER Henning – 15 JUL 1997 0.14 25.42 52.95 1:20.31 1:48.03 5:25.91
HEIDTMANN Jacob – 06 NOV 1994 0.29 24.40 51.10 1:18.64 1:46.84 7:12.75
5. NETHERLANDS 7:14.86
STOLK Kyle – 28 JUN 1996 0.75 25.99 53.16 1:20.97 1:48.71  1:48.71
PIJNENBURG Stan Johannes – 04 NOV 1996 0.23 25.21 53.19 1:21.21 1:48.86 3:37.57
WEERTMAN Ferry – 27 JUN 1992 0.37 25.64 53.42 1:21.74 1:48.96 5:26.53
BRZOSKOWSKI Maarten – 19 SEP 1995 0.32 25. Jun 52.36 1:20.66 1:48.33 7:14.86
6. FRANCE 7:15.26
DERACHE Alexandre – 03 MAY 1998 0.71 25.44 53.15 1:21.57 1:49.07  1:49.07
POTHAIN Jordan – 14 OCT 1994 0.28 24.82 51.60 1:19.77 1:48.50 3:37.57
FUCHS Roman – 14 JAN 1998 0.31 25.24 52.51 1:20.51 1:48.52 5:26.09
BOURELLY Lorys – 27 MAY 1992 0.30 24.89 52.01 1:20.32 1:49.17 7:15.26
7. SWEDEN 7:15.55
JOHANSSON Victor – 13 SEP 1998 0.72 25.98 52.99 1:20.58 1:48.67  1:48.67
HANSON Robin – 02 APR 2001 0.44 24.85 52.58 1:20.64 1:48.45 3:37.12
DAHLMAN Gustaf – 03 JAN 1997 0.49 25.28 52.64 1:20.56 1:49.55 5:26.67
PAULSSON Adam – 14 MAR 1995 0.39 25.51 53.10 1:21.02 1:48.88 7:15.55
8. SPAIN 7:15.65
CASTRO VALLE Cesar – 31 MAY 1999 0.69 25.35 52.33 1:20.32 1:48.35  1:48.35
RAMOS FERNANDEZ Alex – 26 FEB 1999 0.15 24.86 52.36 1:20.51 1:48.76 3:37.11
DURAN NAVIA Miguel – 02 SEP 1995 0.14 24.86 52.37 1:20.94 1:49.91 5:27.02
SANCHEZ TORRENS Marc – 06 NOV 1992 0.14 24.75 52.54 1:20.86 1:48.63 7:15.65

 

 

 

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Dee

Scott out of 200IM – Third fastest this morning, but third fastest Brit too. A blessing for the 4×2 in my opinion. I don’t know how Alys Thomas got to 27 before reaching world class with her stroke – One of the longest, smoothest 200fl strokes you’ll see this year. If any of the heat guys are ‘off’ in the 4×200 I’d love Litchfield to be given a shot in the final – He had a 1.46 in him last year and looked very good on free this morning.

bobo gigi

I don’t see Desplanches beaten in the 200 IM. And I wonder what Scott had in mind by swimming the 200 IM the day of the 4X200 free relay.

Dee

I agree, Desplanches is very much my pick for gold. It will be competitive though with Heintz, Litchfield, Gonzalez etc

bobo gigi

Very quiet forum this Sunday morning. 🙂
You can watch the replay of the day 2 evening session here.
Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu8I26gXHlM

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