Jan Micka Breaks Czech 800 Free Record In European Championship Final

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 5

  • Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd
  • Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)
  • Finals: 6:00 PM (London Time) / 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
  • London Aquatics Center, London, UK
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After resetting his own national record in the 1500 prelims on day 2, Czech Jan Micka broke his second national record of the meet in the men’s 800 final, clocking 7:50.38 to just miss the medals in 4th. Micka broke his old record of 7:52.19 set at the 2014 championships where he finished 5th.

Micka just missed his national record in prelims, going 7:52.76 to qualify 5th for the final. With this swim Micka advances from 31st to 19th on the all-time fastest European list.

2014 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Splits Splits
100  56.56  57.30
200  58.88  58.66
300  59.22  58.73
400  59.28  58.92
500  59.45  59.63
600  1:00.50  59.55
700  59.83  1:00.07
800  58.47  57.52
FINAL  7:52.19  7:50.38

Micka split the race almost pretty similarly both times, making his biggest difference on the 6th and 8th 100s to earn the record by nearly two seconds.

The podium of the men’s 800 was the same as the 1500, with the Italian duo of Gregorio Paltrinieri and Gabrielle Detti 1st and 2nd, and Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk in 3rd. Micka improved from 5th in the 1500 up to 4th.

Micka moves into 6th in the world rankings, with Mack Horton (AUS) and Henrik Christiansen (NOR) the two men ahead of him other than the three who beat him in the final.

2015-2016 LCM Men 800 Free

2Gabrielle
DETTI
ITA7.43.0606/26
3Mack
HORTON
AUS7.46.0704/07
4Mykhaylo
ROMANCHUK
UKR7.47.9905/20
5Henrik
CHRISTIANSEN
NOR7.48.2604/02
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looks like a false start 🙂

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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