Only one meet record went down on the final night of action in Tbilsi, Georgia, and it went to Spain’s Cesar Castro Valle in the 1500 free.
Valle went 15:24.02 to win the event by more than 5 seconds, beating Alexei Sancov, who has been rewriting the Moldovan record book all week.
Valle got more than four seconds under the old meet record set in 2011 by Great Britain’s Joe Knight. Sancov, meanwhile, broke his own national record by 9 seconds.
Sancov was coming off of a 100 free win earlier in the night, a race in which he went 50.90 to touch out the Netherlands’ Nyls Korstanje (50.97).
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Hungary’s Ajna Kesely continued her winning ways, taking the girls 200 free. Her 2:01.84 beat Slovenia’s Janja Segel, who has also been racking up the medals this week.
Segel anchored the winning Slovenian 4×100 medley relay to cap off the night, splitting 56.6. Her team went 4:15.53. The men’s relay went to Italy in 3:46.15, with Nicolo Martinenghi following up his individual breaststroke sweep with a 1:01.5 split. Italy finished just .08 off the 2009 meet record from Poland.
Russia’s boys picked up a pair of wins. Pavel Tatarenko paced the 200 back in 2:03.21, and Dmitry Popov took the 200 fly in 2:00.86.
But Hungary one-upped the Russians, taking three golds on day 5. Kesely’s was the third of the night. Before that, Fanni Gyurinovics went 25.95 to win the girls 50 free, and Petra Barocsai won the girls 100 fly in 1:01.46.
Also taking home gold was Germany’s Anna Fehlinger, who went 2:33.48 to win the girls 200 breast.