Germans Nab Meet Record in Mixed 4 x 100 Free Relay at European Jr Champs

2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Germany’s mixed 4 x 100 freestyle relay broke the course record in their gold medal-winning swim tonight in Kazan. The team of Rafael Miroslaw, Artem Selin, Maya Tobehn, and Isabel Gose combined for a winning time of 3:28.43, just 7/100ths under the former record set by Hungary in 2017.

Gose has had a huge evening of swimming in Kazan, winning two individual events prior the relay. First, Gose started the evening with a victory in the 400 freestyle, touching in 4:07.96, over two seconds ahead of runner-up Giulia Salin of Italy. Next, in an incredible showing of versatility, Gose won the 100 freestyle in 54.86, nearly half-a-second ahead of German teammate Maya Tobehn who touched in 55.21. Tobehn and Gose both stepped up again for the relay and swam faster than they did in the individual event.

Gose and Tobehn were joined on the relay by Rafael Miroslaw and Artem Selin, who, after the first two legs of the race, touched the wall in 3rd behind both Russia and Italy. Tobehn and Gose made up the ground and then some, winning by nearly 7/10ths.

The Russian team of Andrei Minakov (49.03), Aleksandr Shchegolev (49.67), Aleksandra Sabitova (55.15) and Ekaterina Nikonova (55.27) took the silver in 3:29.12. The Italian foursome of Stefano Nicetto (49.63), Thomas Ceccon (48.62), Maria Masciopinto (55.95), and Emma Menicucci (55.92) placed 3rd in 3:30.12.

Hunary’s record time from 2017 was set by the team of Kristof Milak, Nandor Nemeth, Fanni Gyurinovics, and Anja Kesely.

Miroslaw 49.54 Milak 49.44
Selin 49.49 Nemeth 48.36
Tobehn 54.98 Gyurinovics 55.09
Gose 54.42 Kesely 55.61
3:28.43* New Course Record 3:28.50

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Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

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