Italy Wins in Points and Medal Count on Day 3 of Euro Junior OW Champs

2016 European Junior Open Water Championships

  • Piombino, Italy
  • Dates: September 9-11, 2016
  • Championship Central
  • Day 1: 5k (14- and 15-year-olds) and 7.5k (16- and 17-year-olds)
  • Day 2: 10k
  • Day 3: Team Relays

The final day of racing at the 2016 European Junior Open Water Championships featured mixed team relays in two age categories: first the 14-to-16-year-olds; then the 19-and-under teams. In the younger age category, the quartet from Spain won a very tight race against Hungary and Italy.

The results were somewhat surprising, given that 3/4 of the Italian relay finished on the podium in the 5k for 14-15s on Day 1 (Michele Sassi was third in the boys’ race; Giulia Salin won the girls’ 5k and Giulia Berton was third). Italy did take over the lead after Salin’s leg; they were up 5 seconds on Spain heading into the final 1250 meters. In the end, though, it was the Spanish foursome who touched the pad first. Sergio Santisteban (14:07.5), Carlos Quijada (14:43.5), Alba Romero (14:56.6), and Agueda Beatriz Cons (15:05.1) won in 58:52.7.

Second place went to Hungary’s Akos Kalmar, Milan Fabian, Janka Juhasz, and Reka Rohacs in 58:53.3. Italy earned the bronze medal in 58:55.4 with Giulio Iaccarino, Sassi, Salin and Berton.

Rank Bib Country 1250 2500 3750 Finish Gap Points
1 9 SPAIN 14:07.5 28:51.0 43:47.6 58:52.7 20
2 3 HUNGARY 14:42.6 29:02.3 43:49.1 58:53.3 0.6 17
3 8 ITALY 14:37.3 29:04.6 43:42.7 58:55.4 2.7 15
4 5 GERMANY 15:02.3 29:43.7 45:08.6 1:00:01.1 1:08.4 14
5 4 RUSSIA 15:02.1 29:13.0 44:27.4 1:00:13.5 1:20.8 13
6 6 GREAT BRITAIN 15:02.8 30:26.0 44:36.6 1:00:43.7 1:51.0 12
7 2 FRANCE 14:43.5 30:27.5 46:20.4 1:00:49.7 1:57.0 11
8 7 ISRAEL 15:03.2 29:10.7 45:36.2 1:01:40.1 2:47.4 10
9 1 GREECE 15:00.6 29:40.7 45:47.9 1:02:32.5 3:39.8 9

Germany won the 19-and-under relay. Leonie Antonia Beck started them off with a 14:36.0. The only female leadoff among the 12 teams, she nonetheless left her quartet in excellent position, about 19 seconds behind leading Russia. Splitting 14:08.7 on the second leg, Thore Bermel pulled Germany from 11th to 5th place, and handed it over to Florian Wellbrock, the runner-up in the 10k on Day 2. Wellbrock swam a 13:57.6 and rocketed to the front of the pack, getting out to over a 1-minute lead. Jeannette Spiwoks held on, coming home in 15:14.7 to give Germany the win with a dominant 57:57.0.

Italy came in second in 59:18.13 with Nicola Roberto, Andrea Manzi, Eleonora Brotto, and Alisia Tettamanzi. Spain’s Guillem Pujol, Raul Santiago, Judith Navarro, and Paula Ruiz rounded out the podium with their third-place 59:18.4.

Rank Bib Country 1250 2500 3750 Finish Gap Points
1 15 GERMANY 14:36.0 28:44.7 42:42.3 57:57.0 20
2 18 ITALY 14:26.6 28:33.7 44:08.0 59:18.3 1:21.3 17
3 22 SPAIN 14:42.8 28:35.7 44:09.6 59:18.4 1:21.4 15
4 14 HUNGARY 14:28.0 30:00.9 43:44.9 59:41.2 1:44.2 14
5 20 RUSSIA 14:24.0 28:29.7 44:10.9 59:55.7 1:58.7 13
6 12 FRANCE 14:31.2 30:02.9 46:24.7 1:00:41.3 2:44.3 12
7 11 GREAT BRITAIN 14:34.5 30:27.1 45:39.7 1:01:15.0 3:18.0 11
8 16 SWITZERLAND 14:33.3 29:01.4 45:31.9 1:01:29.6 3:32.6 10
9 21 CROATIA 14:41.9 28:38.5 45:25.4 1:02:04.0 4:07.0 9
10 19 ISRAEL 14:38.5 29:09.2 46:00.8 1:03:16.9 5:19.9 8
11 17 CZECH REPUBLIC 14:37.3 31:22.0 48:03.8 1:03:46.0 5:49.0 7
12 13 TURKEY 15:49.5 32:24.1 49:15.5 1:05:07.3 7:10.3 6

 

Medal Standings

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Total Medals Medal Rank
1 ITALY 2 2 7 11 11 1
2 HUNGARY 2 1 0 3 3 3
3 FRANCE 2 0 0 2 2 4
4 SPAIN 1 2 1 4 4 2
5 GERMANY 1 1 0 2 2 4
6 RUSSIA 0 2 0 2 2 4
TOTAL 8 8 8 24 24

Total Team Points

Rank Country Competitors Points
1 ITALY (14) 214
2 HUNGARY (14) 185
3 RUSSIA (14) 160
4 SPAIN (14) 139
5 FRANCE (10) 124
6 GERMANY (13) 90
7 GREAT BRITAIN (12) 75
8 ISRAEL (13) 69
9 NETHERLANDS (5) 35
10 GREECE (8) 32
11 CROATIA (6) 30
12 CZECH REPUBLIC (5) 27
13 SWITZERLAND (6) 20
14 TURKEY (5) 11
15 POLAND (2) 9
16 UKRAINE (4) 6
17 DENMARK (3) 4
18 CYPRUS (2) 2
19 SWEDEN (1) 1
19 BELGIUM (1) 1
19 SLOVAKIA (1) 1

 

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