Day 2 Stockholm: Micka Clocks Czech Record, Christiansen Norwegian In 1500

2019 SWIM OPEN STOCKHOLM

Behind German Florian Wellbrock‘s title winning 1500m freestyle win in 14:42.91 tonight in Stockholm, runners-up Jan Micka of Czech Republic and Henrik Christiansen of Norway registered monumental outings of their own.

While competing on day 2 of the Swim Open Stockholm, Micka raced his fastest 1500m time ever, clocking 14:48.52 to earn silver and notch a new National Record.

En route to bronze, Christiansen also produced a new national standard of his own for Norway, hitting the wall in 14:49.67 for a shiny new lifetime best.

Wellbrock now enters the world rankings as the 2nd fastest in the world, while Micka and Chrsitiansen follow suit in the 3rd and 4th slots.

2018-2019 LCM MEN 1500 FREE

FlorianGER
WELLBROCK
07/28
14.36.54
2Myhailo
ROMANCHUK
UKR14.37.6307/28
3Gregorio
PALTRINIERI
ITA14.38.3404/06
4David
AUBRY
FRA14.44.7207/28
5Henrik
CHRISTIANSEN
NOR14.45.3507/28
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For Micka, his time tonight takes over the previous national record of 14:55.47 he set in prelims of the 2017 World Championships. The Czech swimmer would go on to wind up 8th there in Budapest, hitting a slower mark of 15:09.28.

Christiansen finished 5th in that same World Championships final in a time of 14:54.58. Before that he set the Norwegian National Record with the 14:53.77 he threw down at this same swim meet 3 years ago.

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