European Games; Day Four Prelims

Inaugural European Games; Baku, Azerbaijan

  • Tuesdays June 23– Saturday June 27, 2015
  • Baku Aquatic Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Prelims: 12:30 am EST; Finals: 8:30 am EST
  • Start lists, timeline and results can be found here.

Event Program
Event 50, 100 and 200 meter events will all be swum as prelim, semi-final and final. The semi-final and final of the 50 events will be swum on the same evening.

Friday’s Events:

  • Women’s 50 freestyle
  • Men’s 50 backstroke
  • Women’s 100 backstroke
  • Men’s 200 freestyle
  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 100 butterfly
  • Women’s 100 breaststroke
  • Men’s 100 breaststroke
  • 4 x 100 mixed medley relay

Russian Mariia Kameneva, who has already collected bronze medals in the 100 freestyle and 50 backstroke along with three relay golds, qualified for two more semi-finals on Friday morning. Kameneva was the fastest qualifier in the women’s 100 backstroke recording a time of 1:01.86.

She was followed by her teammate Polina Egorova who posted a 1:02.10 and 50 backstroke silver medalist Pauline Mahieu of France.

Kameneva also qualified for the women’s 50 freestyle semi-final with the second fastest time in the prelims of 25.64. Julie Jensen of Denmark had the top time of 25.55 and 100 freestyle champion Marrit Steenbergen of the Netherlands.

Maria Astashkina of Russia has been having an extraordinary competition first winning the 50 breaststroke and then went on to set a new junior world record in the women’s 200 breaststroke. This morning Astashkina posted the fastest time in the prelims of the women’s 100 breaststroke posting a 1:08.67.

Her teammate Daria Chikunova who finished in a time of 1:09.60 and 200 breaststroke silver medalist Italian Giulia Verona who hit the wall in a time of 1:09.93.

Italian Ilaria Cusinato was the fastest qualifier in the women’s 200 IM finishing in a time of 2:16.34. She was followed by German Julia Mrozinski who put up a 2:16.51 and Anja Crevar of Serbia who touched in a time of 2:17.23.

Russian Daniil Pakhomov, who took gold in the men’s 200 butterfly and bronze in the men’s 50 butterfly, recorded the morning’s fastest 100 butterfly. Pakhomov hit the wall in a time of 52.25 beating his previous lifetime best of 52.61. Pakhomov’s time also puts him 22nd in the world rankings.

Spaniard Alberto Lozano Mateos put up the second fastest time of 53.55 followed by Russian Daniil Antipov who finished in a time of 53.59.

200 breaststroke champion Russian Anton Chupkov was the fastest qualifier in the men’s 100 breaststroke recording a time of 1:00.94 only a tenth of a second off of his lifetime best. He was followed by Charlie Attwood of Great Britain  and Lithuanian Andrius Sidlauskas who hit the wall in a time of 1:02.06.

Elisei Stepanov of Russia was the top qualifier in the men’s 200 freestyle posting a time of 1:49.29. Duncan Scott of Great Britain had the next best qualifying time of 1:48.39 followed by teammate Cameron Kurle who finished in a time of 1:49.83.

Romanian Robert Glinta was the top qualifier in the men’s 50 backstroke finishing in a time of 25.78. He was followed by Filipp Shopin of Russia who touched in a time of 25.79 and German Marek Ulrich who finished in a time of 25.80.

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