2017 EURO MEET
- January 27th-29th, 2017
- D’Coque Aquatic Center in Luxembourg
- Meet Site
- Start Lists/Results
- Live Streaming
The 2017 competion year is gaining momentum while also the swimmers are working on their speed in training and at swim meets towards the World Championships in Budapest in July.
Again the Euro Meet can provide several Olympic, World and European Champions in the D’Coque Aquatic Center. Big stars like Katinka Hosszu, Sarah Sjöström, Adam Peaty, Laszlo Cseh and Marco Koch find their way to one of the first international events in 2017.
The first day kicks off with a mixture of direct finals in the 400m IM (women and men), the 800m freestyle (women) and 1500m freestyle (men) and heats in the 50m butterfly and backstroke and 200m butterfly.
Katinka Hosszu, the 2016 Olympic Champion and World record holder in the 400m IM, finished first in 4:35,46 in this event ahead of two british swimmers: Aimee Willmott in 4:38,35 and Hannah Miley in 4:38,63.
Last year, Laszlo Cseh (HUN) said at the press conference that he sometimes swims the 400m IM to remind himself why he hates it – he said it with a big grin. Great Britain’s Max Litchfield set a new meet record in 4:16,65, Gemany’s Philip Heintz finished second in 4:24,20, Laszlo Cseh came in third in 4:24,21. Hungarian Daniel Dudas now joins the Iron Aquatic Team – Katinka Hosszu’s swimming club in Budapest. Dudas led the field in the butterfly stroke in 58,09, finished fifth overall in 4:31,44.
Martina van Berkel (SUI) set herself up as the #1 seed for finals with a time of 2:11,20 in the 200m butterfly, Hannah Miley (GBR) will be in the second seed tomorrow ahead of Katinka Hosszu (HUN).
Top seed in the 200m butterfly is Duncan Scott in 2:00,43 ahead of World Champion Laszlo Cseh in 2:01,01. Scott was out in a 56.4 on the first 100 meters – a huge first half for this early in the season.
Katinka Hosszu wins her second race of the evening, the 800m freestyle in 8:40,74 followed by Germany’s Celine Rieder in 8:42,81 – Rieder turns 16 last week and finished 10th in this event at the 2016 SC World Championships. Aimee Willmott was the third place finisher in 8:45,24.
Fastest men tonight in the 1500m freestyle was Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR) in 14:55,18 with a start-finish victory to set a NEW MEET RECORD. Romanchuk won a bronuze medal at the 2016 European Championships in both, the 1500m and 800m freestyle. Sergii Frolov (UKR) grabbed silver in 15:19,73 followed by Germany’s Poul Zellmann in 15:27,11.
Apostolos Christou (GRE) equalizes the meet record, he touched in 25,16 in heat 3. He is the top seed for tomorrow’s final, second fastest into A final is Christ Walker-Hebborn (GBR) in 25,98 ahead of Gabor Balog (26,22). France’s Camille Lacourt was in the psych sheet-published some days ago- but finally his name wasn’t in the heat assignment.
Top-seeded in the women’s 50m butterfly is Sarah Sjöström in a new meet record, she finished in 25,35, second fastest into the final is Italian’s Silvia di Pietro (26,56), followed by France’s Melanie Henique (26,84).
Ben Proud (GBR) took the top spot for the men’s 50m butterfly final with a 23,63 ahead of Adam Barrett (GBR) in 23,82 and Damian Wierling (GER) in 23,90.
The following prize money is awarded:
Individual prize money
The Euro Meet will continue tomorrow (source: euro.lu)
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The Euro Meet takes place in the beautiful aquatic centre “d’Coque” at Luxembourg-Kirchberg. The facility has a 50 m, 10-lane competition pool and also a 50 m training pool as well as a 25 m warm-up pool. Luxembourg is a small country in western Europe, it is bordered by Belgium, Germany and France and it is one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe. Nonetheless the city of Luxembourg, which is the country’s capital, is the seat of several institutions and agencies of the European Nation and Luxembourg is the largest private banking centre in the eurozone.