En Route To Silver In Glasgow, Romanchuk Clocks 1500 Nat Record


While competing on day 3 of the 2018 European Championships, Ukrainian Mykhailo Romanchuk fired off a new national record-setting performance in the men’s 1500m freestyle.

En route to claiming silver behind winner Florian Wellbrock from Germany, who claimed a new national record of his own, Romanchuk stopped the clock at 14:36.88 to earn another international medal in this grueling event.

Entering Glasgow, the 21-year-old Energy Standard-trained swimmer already held the national record in 14:37.14, a mark he set at the 2017 World Championships to claim silver and become the 4th fastest performer of all-time. With Wellbrock clocking a winning time of 14:36.15, Romanchuk’s new mark of 14:37.14 actually falls one spot to 5th fastest performer ever.

Splits for the Ukrainian are below:

Finishing with bronze tonight was Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri, the favorite heading into the race, but who is reportedly suffering from a fever at these European Championships.

Romanchuk already won the men’s 400m freestyle on night 1 here in Glasgow. He holds the Ukrainian national record in the LCM 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events.


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Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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