2016 EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, July 6 – Sunday, July 10, 2016
- Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary
- Prelims 9:30AM / Finals 5:30PM (Local Time: UTC+2)
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British swimmers took four events on the second day of the European Junior Championships in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary, but Russian Kiliment Kolesnikov had the swim of the night. Kolesnikov started the night with a new world junior record in the men’s 100 backstroke. Kolesnikov won the event in a time of 53.65 breaking the record of 53.67 set by Canadian Javier Acevedo at the Canadian Olympic Trials in April.
Emily Large won the nation’s first gold of the evening taking the women’s 200 butterfly in a time of 2:08.87.
Freya Anderson had a strong second 50 meters to win the women’s 100 freestyle in a time of 54.72. Anderson was able to over take Barbora Seemanova of the Czech Republic who had the lead at the halfway point. Seemanova finished second in a time of 54.97.
Anderson’s time broke the British age group record for 15 year olds beating the previous mark of 55.40 put up by Fran Halsall.
Tazmin Pugh came out on top in her battle with Tatiana Salcutan of Moldova and Polina Egorova of Russia for gold in the women’s 200 backstroke. Pugh hit the wall in a time of 2:11.12 followed by Salcutan who finished in a time of 2:11.69 and Egorova who posted a 2:11.79.
Salcutan’s time was a new Moldovan record beating her own mark of 2:13.78 which she put up in January.
Tom Derbyshire won the final individual event of the evening taking the men’s 1500 freestyle in a time of 15:08.31. Derbyshire was followed by Albert Escritis of Spain who posted a 15:11.60 and Victor Johansson of Sweden who touched in a time of 15:15.24.
Johansson broke the Swedish national record in the event beating the previous record of 15:17.01, which was posted by Stefan Persson in 1987.
Hungarian Ajna Kesely won the women’s 400 freestyle in a time of 4:08.10. Holly Hibbott of Great Britain finished second in a time of 4:08.40 breaking the British record of 4:10.99 set by Anne Bochmann in 2010.
Other winners included:
- Men’s 100 backstroke – Kliment Kolesnikov (Russia) – 53.65
- Men’s 200 breaststroke – Kirill Mordashev (Russia) – 2:11.18
- Mixed 4 x 100 freestyle relay – Russia – 3:29.47
Fastest qualifiers in the semi-finals of each event:
- Men’s 100 freestyle – Alessandro Miressi (Italy) – 59.41
- Men’s 200 IM – Lorenzo Glessi (Italy) – 2:01.55
- Men’s 200 butterfly – Athanasios-Charalamp Kynigakis (Greece) – 1:58.29
- Women’s 200 breaststroke – Giulia Verona (Italy) – 2:27.25