2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- August 3-9, 2018 (swimming portion)
- Glasgow, Scotland
- Tollcross International Swimming Centre
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
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The last preliminary session ot the 2018 European Swimming Championships features the men’ s 400m IM, 4x100m medley relay and the women’s 400m freestyle and also the 4x100m medley relay.
Men’s 400m IM, Preliminaries
- World Record (WR): 4:03,84, Michael Phelps, 2008
- World Junior Record (WJ): 4:14,00, Sean Grieshop, 2016
- European Record (ER): 4:06,16, Laszlo Cseh, 2008
- European Junior Record (EJ): 4:10,79, Target Time
- Championship Record (CR): 4:09,59, Laszlo Cseh, 2008
Top 8 qualifiers:
- VERRASZTO David HUN 4:14.18
- LITCHFIELD Max GBR 4:14.91
- SHEMBEREV Maksym AZE 4:15.33
- VITAL Joao Alexandre POR 4:15.87
- HINTZE Johannes GER 4:16.18
- PONS RAMON Joan Lluis ESP 4:17.01
- STUPIN Maxim RUS 4:17.60
- HEIDTMANN Jacob GER 4:17.77
The defending champion, Dávid Verrasztó, will start in heat 4/4. He also is the hightest ranked European swimmer in the FINA World Ranking on 6 with a time of 4:11,98. Great Britain’s Mark Szaranek sits on the 9th spot in the World Ranking (4:13,72), he’ll start in heat 3. Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches won the 200m IM on day 4, he is the third fastest European in 2018.
A competition schedule with the 400m IM on the last is day is really tough – even for professional swimmers. Three did not show up in the first heat: Turkey’s Batuhan Hakan and Metin Aydin and Armin Evert Lelle (EST). The first heat was won by Turkey’s Alpkan Ornek in 4:27,71. He missed his personal-best time by 5 seconds.
Great Britain’s Brodie Williams didn’t participate in heat 2. It was Maksym Shemberev (AZE) who had his hands at the wall first, he was clocked at 4:15,33. He improved his personal-best time by 5 seconds.
Max Litchfield picked up a little bit more speed in heat 3 and finished the race in the first position with a time of 4:14,91. He was followed by two Germans: Johannes Hintze in 4:16,18 and Jacob Heidtmann in 4:17,77. In the intermediate results, two swimmers from heat 2 stood after heat 3 on place 2 and 3 in front of the Germans: Maksym Shemberev (AZE) and Joao Vital (PORT).
David Verraszto got the job done in the last heat. The clock stopped at 4:14,18 for the defending champion. He was followed by Spain’s Joan Pons Ramon (4:17,01) and Russia’s Maxim Stupin (4:17,60).
Jeremy Desplanches, the winner of the 200m IM, didn’t advance into the final, he placed only 17th in 4:20,89.
Women’s 400m Freestyle, Preliminaries
- World Record (WR): 3:56,46, Katie Ledecky, 2016
- World Junior Record (WJ): 3:58,37, Katie Ledecky, 2016
- European Record (ER): 3:59,15, Federica Pellegrini, 2009
- European Junior Record (EJ): 4:05,61, Ajna Kesely, 2018
- Championship Record (CR): 4:01,53, Federica Pellegrini, 2008
Top 8 qualifiers:
- KESELY Ajna HUN 4:08.77
- HIBBOTT Holly GBR 4:09.41
- KOEHLER Sarah GER 4:09.85
- QUADARELLA Simona ITA 4:09.97
- EGOROVA Anna RUS 4:10.77
- HASSLER Julia LIE 4:12.03
- DURAES Diana Margarida POR 4:12.16
- FAULKNER Eleanor GBR 4:12.85
The fastest Europeans in 2018 are: Holly Hibbott (GBR) with a season-best time of 4:05,31, Ajna Kesely (HUN) in 4:05,61, Simona Quadarella (ITA) in 4:05,68 and Sarah Köhler (GER) in 4:05,74. Quadarella already won the 800m and 1500m freestyle in the last few days. Köhler grabbed the bronze medal in the 800m freestyle while Ajna Kesely took bronze in the 1500m free and silver in the 800m free.
Poland’s Daniela Georges took the win in the first heat clocking a 4:27,15. Irina Krivogonova won heat 2, she set a time of 4:16,06 ahead of Denmark’s Laura Jensen (4:16,92) and Turkey’s 14-year old youngster Beril Boecekler (4:17,92). Krivonogova improved her lifetime-best by four seconds.
Hungary’s Ajna Kesely dominated the third heat. The 16-year-old showed a fast morning perfomance with a time of 4:08,77 ahead of Great Britain’s Eleanor Faulkner (4:12,85). Kesely is the European Junior Record holder in the event.
Three ladies also stayed under 4:10 in the last heat: Holly Hibbott was clocked at 4:09,41, Sarah Köhler at 4:09,85 and Simona Quadarella at 4:09,97. The defending champion Boglarka Kapas didn’t make it into the final (10., 4:14,23).
Men’s 4x100m Medley, Preliminaries
- World Record (WR): 3:27,28, USA, 2009
- World Junior Record (WJ): 3:25,24, Italy, 2017
- European Record (ER): 3:28,58, Germany, 2009
- European Junior Record (EJ): 3:35,24, Italy, 2017
- Championship Record (CR): 3:31,32, France, 2012
Top 8 qualifiers:
- RUSSIA 3:33.08
- HUNGARY 3:35.50
- GREAT BRITAIN 3:35.52
- GERMANY 3:35.64
- NETHERLANDS 3:35.88
- BELARUS 3:36.06
- LITHUANIA 3:36.19
- SWEDEN 3:36.77
The Russian’s took the top spot for tonight’s final. The Italian team surprisingly didn’t make it into the final. Ireland was disqualified.
Women’s 4x100m Medley, Preliminaries
- World Record (WR): 3:51,55, USA, 2017
- World Junior Record (WJ): 3:58,38, Canada, 2017
- European Record (ER):3:53,38, Russia, 2017
- European Junior Record (EJ):4:01,05, Target Time
- Championship Record (CR): 3:55,62, Dennmark, 2014
Top 8 qualifiers:
- DENMARK 3:58.40
- GREAT BRITAIN 3:59.98
- ITALY 4:00.52
- NETHERLANDS 4:01.50
- FRANCE 4:01.52
- RUSSIA 4:02.14
- GERMANY 4:02.40
- HUNGARY 4:03.92
The Danish ladies made it on top of heat 1. Pernille Blume swam her 100m freestyle part in 52,27. Hungary outperformed Sweden by 0,02 seconds in the second heat.