Euro Meet Luxembourg: Results prelims day 3

by Daniela Kapser 19

January 28th, 2018 Europe, International, News


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.








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One word to describe Kolesnikov’ 100 free heat: Powerful.
Dressel has a strong competitor for the title of best male swimmer in the world come Tokyo2020


His kick was like a motor – Effortless power.


Yeah: 48.72 is an impressive time considering his age and how he is working hard in this period.
Kolesnikov appears in the start lists of both 50 back and 200 im and 100 free.
So, three finals for him today?


I’m excited for his season. If all goes well, and that’s always a big ‘if’, I see some great times: I’d hope for a 52low/1.53high backstroke, 47s 100free. A ‘fly would be interesting too – As you mentioned yesterday, it looks a great stroke for him on the front of his IM.

Echo your comments on Wierling too – After his 50fl I felt we’d see him in great form. A lot of the Germans have been at or around PBs so I’m interested to see what he does tonight and the rest of the season.


It is too early for a 52 low or 47 high. He clearly lacks of muscle too perform at such high level in the 100, 1.53 high in the 200 is possible.
Hope too see him in the 200im, 3 monster leg (fly, back and free) and a really weak one (breast).


I think he has a great natural speed and has begun to work on his strenght. I would stick with the 100 free..


Wow, I probably will be wrong. 48.52 and personal best in january. wow…
With a 25.07 second half. Ok.


I agree he isn’t of the shape you’d expect to see going 52/47 – But he is very, very special. I would ignore norms about physical specimens and times with him – Because he is no ordinary athlete.

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he looked pretty tired in the middle of the 200 IM final with decent bookends (fly/free). looking forward to this 100m


Yes, the 200 im magician (that of Phelps, Lochte, at maximum level, and also Hagino, Cseh or Pereira at a great level), to swim with ease different styles, doesn’t belong to Kolesnikov yet.


Apart Kolesnikov, happy to watch Damian Wierling swimming like his great talent really deserves.
Very good 100 free heat also for Duncan Scott: unfortunately for him Wierling and Kolesnikov stole the show.., but the final show is in the final (and above all later in the season..)


can’t believe that Ben Proud would swim a sub-22” 50 free and a 51” 100 free at the same meet … talk about hyper-specialization!


Indeed – Fran Halsall did similarly under James. Her 50s improved huveky and her 100s regressed. Georgia Davies becoming a sublime 50bk swimmer under him too. Whenever I see Proud swim a hundred now, I wonder how he ever went 45s (SC)… Even his LC best (48.5) looks like something he’ll never approach again.

Having said that, if he wins an Olympic 50 medal it’ll all be worth it, because he was never going to win one over 100.


Agree with the concept (Proud has swum a 50.03 in the afternoon, but your concept remains there).

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