2018 Euros: Sjostrom, Peaty Enter The Fray At Day 1 Prelims

2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • August 3-9, 2018 (swimming portion)
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Tollcross International Swimming Centre
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results

The opening preliminary session of the 2018 European Championships will be action packed with nine different events on the schedule.

The women’s 400 IM, men’s 400 free, and both the men’s and women’s 400 free relays will have preliminary heats where the top-8 advance through to the first night of finals. The women’s 800 free will also be contested, with the top-8 advancing to the final which will take place on day 2. We’ll also see the women’s 50 free, men’s 50 back, women’s 100 fly, and men’s 100 breast where the top-16 will swim semi-finals in the evening.

2018 Commonwealth champion Aimee Willmott headlines heat 2 of the women’s 400 IM, with Ilaria Cusinato and Hannah Miley going at it in heat 2. Those three should easily advance to the final, and are projected to be the ones battling for position on the medal stand.

The men’s 400 free is pretty loaded, with eleven swimmers entered at 3:47 or better. World Championship silver medalist in the 1500 Mykhailo Romanchuk of Ukraine will swim alongside the likes of Wojciech Wojdak (POL) and Henning Muehlleitner (GER) in the first circle-seeded heat, and Felix Auboeck (AUT) and Henrik Christiansen (NOR) lead the next heat. European men’s distance swimming is full of rising young stars, and this race should be close and exciting. Look for them to let it rip in the morning.

Sarah SjostromRanomi Kromowidjojo and Pernille Blume will get their feet wet with their first swim of the meet in the women’s 50 free, as will Vlad MorozovKliment Kolesnikov and Jérémy Stravius in the men’s 50 back. Sjostrom won’t have much time before she’s back in the water in the 100 fly, and Adam Peaty will give us a glimpse of his form in the men’s 100 breast.

The 400 free relays will be interesting, seeing the contrast between the top teams leaving their top swimmers out to rest and if the weaker teams can capitalize and squeak into the final. Sjostrom could potentially swim a triple on the session in the women’s event, and if she doesn’t Sweden risks missing the final.

In the women’s 800, Italian Simona Quadarella should cruise through the opening heat, and Sarah Kohler of Germany and Boglarka Kapas will likely set the pace in heat 2.

Prelims get underway at 9:30 am local time in Glasgow, which is 4:30 am Eastern.

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Bob

Just out of curiosity, which meet is likely to be faster-this one or pan pacs?

Emanuele

50 free EC
100 free PP
200 free EC
400 free PP
800 free EC
1500 free EC
50 back EC
100 back PP
200 back EC
50 breast EC
100 breast EC
200 breast PP
50 fly EC
100 fly PP
200 fly EC
200 IM PP
400 IM PP
4×100 free relay PP
4×200 free relay EC
4×100 medley relay ?

Rafael

50 free Fratus being out hurted.. if not I think would be a tie, unless someone else go sub 21,5
200 free I am curious, might be closer than expected.
200 Breast might be a tie, Chupkov + British guys + other guys who can go sub 2:08
100 fly PP has Dressel, but Guy + Cseh + Milak + Kuimov might be a overall faster field, I would not be surpised if EC has more guys who can 50.

On women side:
50/100 free – EC
200/400/800/1500 – PP
50/100 fly – EC
200 fly – Tie? or EC maybe
50/100 breast – Tie? PP by a little?
200 Breast – EC
50 back – ?? Don´t know, maybe Tie
100 back – PP
200 Back – Tie
All Relays – PP

Rush!

Depends on the race… 50 fly for example is all euros.

Jim C

This is rather obvious considering the fact that the event is not on the Pan Pac schedule.

dfgd

whereas 100 back, specifically for women is all pan pacs

Brownish

200 fly men, euros.

PeatyPiper

Faster by depth of swimmers probably Euros because of the range of talent from different nations (you can find at least a superstar or number of good swimmers from Germany, France, UK, Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Finland etc etc). Between USA, Aus, Japan and China though, many of the fastest times in the world in different events are present, so in terms of the top end of races Pan Pacs might have the edge in world leading times (although there are a notable few absences – neither Aus 4×100 is likely to perform as they did at CG for example, Canada missing Oleksiak from relays and 100 free etc). I guess if you watch both then… Read more »

nuotofan

Italy will be a factor, beyond the various European nations you’ve cited: Cusinato in the Ims, Panziera in the backstroke, Quadarella in the long distances, Di Liddo and Bianchi in the fly, Castiglioni and Carraro in the breastroke…: strong women contingent northeless Pellegrini won’t be swimming the 200 free and Silvia Di Pietro is still recovering from her injury.
Also on the men side various ups (not only the great Paltrinieri) northeless the absence of Detti and Martinenghi.

Wow

Anyone have the link to the exact livestream?

Brownish

Try these.
https://www.mediaklikk.hu/m4-elo#
m4sport.hu
10:15 CET

Wow

Thank you. Do you know if it will be on M4 or M1, 2, or 5?

Brownish

M4

Brownish
Togger

Think Peaty might crank out a 58 this morning to make a statement, seems hacked off in interviews about the loss to VdB at Commonwealths.

Swammer25

He was very angry that night in aus

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James Sutherland

James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times - SCM (LCM) 50 FR - 24.56 (25.12) 100 FR - 53.58 (56.70) 200 FR - 1:56.07 (2:04.29) 1500 …

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