2022 European Championships: Watch Race Videos from Day 4 Finals

by Spencer Penland 3

August 14th, 2022 Europe, International, News, Video

2022 EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

This post features race videos from each of the finals on day 4 of the 2022 European Championships. Below, you’ll find the results from each final, as well as the video of each race. The videos in this post are from European Aquatics’ (LEN) YouTube channel.

MEN’S 100 BUTTERFLY – FINALS

  • World Record: 49.45, Caeleb Dressel (USA) – 2021
  • European Record: 49.68, Kristof Milak (HUN) – 2021
  • European Championship Record: 50.18, Kristof Milak (HUN) – 2021
  • 2020 European Champion: Kristof Milak (HUN), 50.18

Top 8:

  1. Kristof Milak (HUN) — 50.33
  2. Noe Ponti (SUI) — 50.87
  3. Jakub Majerski (POL) — 51.22
  4. Hubert Kos (HUN) — 51.33
  5. Simon Bucher (AUT) —  51.44
  6. Matteo Rivolta (ITA) — 51.68
  7. Nyls Korstanje (NED) — 51.79
  8. Diogo Matos Ribiero (POL) — 52.28

Nyls Korstanje went out extremely hard in the front half of his race, opening in 23.29 ahead of European record pace. However, he paid for it in the back half, closing in 28.50. Milak clocked a 23.47 first 50 and trailed behind Korstanje at first, but then came home in 26.86 to win the race.

WOMEN’S 50 BACKSTROKE – FINALS

  • World Record: 26.98 – Liu Xiang, CHN (2018)
  • European Record: 27.10 – Kira Toussaint, NED (2021)
  • European Championships Record: 27.19 – Kathleen Dawnson, GBR (2021)
  • 2020 European Champion: Kira Toussaint, NED – 27.36

Top 8:

  1. Analia Pigree (FRA) — 27.27
  2. Silvia Scalia (ITA) — 27.53
  3. Maaike De Waard (NED) — 27.54
  4. Kira Toussaint (NED) — 27.73
  5. Medi Harris (GBR) — 27.90
  6. Mary-Ambre Moluh (FRA) — 27.95
  7. Theodora Drakou (GRE) — 28.11
  8. Julie Jensen (DEN) — 28.55

Worlds bronze medalist Analia Pigree clipped 0.02 seconds off her French record to win this final in a new best time of 27.27, winning this race by 0.26 seconds.

MEN’S 200 BREASTSTROKE – FINALS

  • World Record: 2:05.95, Zac Stubblety-Cook (AUS) – 2022 Australian Trials
  • European Record: 2:06.12, Anton Chupkov (RUS) – 2019 World Championships
  • European Championships Record: 2:06.80, Anton Chupkov (RUS) – 2018
  • 2020 European Champion: Anton Chupkov (RUS) – 2:06.99

Top 8:

  1. James Wilby (GBR) — 2:08.96
  2. Matti Mattson (FIN) — 2:09.40
  3. Luca Pizzini (ITA) — 2:09.97
  4. David Wiekiera (POL) — 2:10.27
  5. Andrius Sidlaukas (LTU) — 2:10.45
  6. Anton McKee (ISL) — 2:10.96
  7. Matej Zabojnik (CZE) — 2;12.27

In a thrilling race, James Wilby came from behind to win this race out of lane 8, clocking a time of 2:08.95. That’s his second-fastest time of the season, just behind the 2:08.59 he swam at the Commonwealth Games. He closed in a 33.63 final 50 to overtake Matti Mattson on the home stretch.

WOMEN’S 200 FREESTYLE – FINALS

Top 8:

  1. Marrit Steenbergen (NED) — 1:56.36
  2. Freya Anderson (GBR) — 1:56.52
  3. Isabel Gose (GER) — 1:57.09
  4. Janja Segel (SLO) — 1:57.51
  5. Katja Fain (SLO) — 1:57.68
  6. Aleksandra Polanska (POL) — 1:58.40
  7. Charlotte Bonnet (FRA) — 1:58.77
  8. Nikoletta Padar (HUN) — 1:58.87

Marrit Steenbergen successfully completed the 100/200 free sweep, putting up a time of 1:56.36. She shaves nearly a second off her previous best time of 1:57.28, which she set over five years ago in April 2017.

MEN’S 4×100 FREESTYLE RELAY – FINALS

  • World Record: 3:08.24, United States – 2008 Olympic Games
  • European Record: 3:08.32, France – 2008 Olympic Games
  • European Championship Record: 3:10.41, Russia – 2021
  • 2020 European Champion: Russia, 3:10.41

Top 8:

  1. Italy — 3:10.50
  2. Hungary — 3:12.43
  3. Great Britain — 3:12.70
  4. Spain — 3:13.73
  5. Netherlands — 3:13.75
  6. Ukraine — 2:15.94
  7. Poland — 3:15.97
  8. France — DQ

The Italian men dominated this race from start to finish, with leadoff Alessandro Miressi clocking a 47.76 to get things started before Thomas Ceccon (47.88), Lorenzo Zazzeri (47.60), and Manuel Frigo (47.26) followed. They combined for a time of 3:10.50, which was faster than the 3:10.95 they went at the World Championships.

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Robbos
3 months ago

Great atmosphere in the relay, just like a football match.

Go Kamminga Go
Reply to  Robbos
3 months ago

Fantastic atmosphere!

It reminds me of Sydney 2000

ValiP
3 months ago

Miressi 47.76 in the first leg of 4×100, not 47.60