2018 EURO MEET
The Sunday morning starts with the women’s 400m freestyle. It was Germany’s Sarah Köhler who came out on top of the field in 4:18,03, the only woman under 4:20. She will compete in the final against: BETHEL Rachel (Swim Ireland), OLIVIER Monique Fed. Luxembourgeoise de Natation, BACH Helena Rosendahl Danish National Senior Team, MILEY Hannah Great, TESCH Josephine Berliner TSC (GER), DESBORDES Joana Les Mouettes de Paris (FRA), HIERATH Yara Sophie SC Magdeburg (GER), SAUREL Alexi FFN Ouest, CARLIN Jazz Swim Wales in 4:24.44.
James Guy (GBR) earned the top spot for tonight’s final in the men’s 400m freestyle, he set a 3:51,93. Mykaylo Romanchuk, Stephen Milne, Florian Wellbrock, Poul Zellmann, Sergiy Frolov, Andreas Georgakopoulos, Jacob Heidtmann, Max Nowosad and Jack McMillan (4:00,80) also reached the final.
It was Sarah Sjöström who set the fastest time in the women’s 100m butterfly in 57,76 ahead of Franziska Hentke, Ilaria Bianchi, Liliana Szilagy, Laura Stephens, Charlotte Atkinson, Jana Markgraf, Marie Brockhaus, Olivia Wrobel and Evelin Verraszto (1:02,66). Sjöström’s time is the fastest in 2018 so far, only woman under 58 seconds.
Fastest into the men’s 100m fly final was James Guy (GBR), he was clocked at 53,26, it is his second top spot for an A-final. Additional finalists: Denys Kesil, Andriy Govorov, Joeri Verlinden, Ramon Klenz, Laszlo Cseh, Kregor Zirk, Philip Heintz, Luis Garcia, Timo Zwiesigk in 54,46.
Jocelyn Ulyett (GBR) came in first in the women’s 100m breaststroke in 1:09,78, the only woman under 1:10. Also qualified for the final are: Jessica Steiger (GER), she won the 200m yesterday, Vanessa Grimberg (2nd place in the 200m breaststroke yesterday), Martina Carraro, Julia Mansson, Sarah Vassey, Ida Hulkko (she won the 50m breaststroke), Mary-Sophie Harvey, Alice Ruhnau, Laura Lahtinen in 1:11,70.
Adam Peaty punched his ticket for the final with the fastest time in the men’s 100m breaststroke, posting a 1:01,13. Another nine finalists: Ross Murdoch, Denis Petrashov, Marco Koch (he won the 200m breaststroke yesterday), Vladislav Gerasimenko, Christian vom Lehn, Max Pilger, Miikka Ruohoniemi, Lucas Matzerath, Hubert Szablowski in 1:03,64.
Sarah Sjöström finished first in the 100m freestyle in 55,35, an easy Sunday morning swim for her. Qualified for the final are also: Lucy Hope, Annika Bruhn, Katherine Stark, Reva Foos (she won the 200m freestyle yesterday), Rachel-Louise Masson, Jessica Steiger, Polina Nevmovenko, Faustine Prouff, Ieva Maluka in 57,48.
Germany’s Damian Wierling reached the wall with the fastest time in the men’s 100m freestyle (48,60). Tonight’s final are completed by Kliment Kolesnikov, Duncan Scott, Sergii Shevtsov, Shinri Shioura, Apostolos Christou, Jordan Sloan, Dominik Kozma, Vladimir Dubinin and Andrei Minakov (50,63). Yesterday’s winner in the 50m free, Ben Proud, finished 18th in heats in 51,12. Damian Wierling cracked the German nomination standard for the 2018 European Championships yesterday, he is the first German swimmer who reached the qualification and he also stayed under the norm in the 100m freestyle in his preliminary race. He must swim 48,69 in tonight’s final to qualify also for the 100m freestyle. Wierling was born in 1996, German athletes born 1996 or later have special standards which are about 2% slower than for the older athletes.
Fastest woman in the 200m backstroke in prelims was Jenny Mensing (GER) with a time of 2:12,69. These nine ladies also made it into the final: Polina Egorova, Mary-Sophie Harvey, Lisa Graf, Anastasia Shkurdai, Barbara Schaal, Daryna Zevina, Claire Bourse, Sara Sylvest, Kathleen Dawson (2:19,65).
Geoffroy Mathieu (FRA) touched the wall with the fastest time in the 200m backstroke, he was clocked at 2:04,06 followed by Peter Bernek, Ole Braunschweig, Lukas Maertens, Evans Ioan, Felix Ziemann, Ludwig Freutsmiedl, Max Mannes, Joseph Small and Sean Scannell in 2:10,45.
Team Great Britain I won the 4x100m medley mixed relay in a new Euro Meet record of 3:52,54. Participants of the relay were: Chris Walker-Hebborn, Charlotte Atkinson, Adam Peaty and Aimee Willmott.