2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 1
- 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
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
- Live Stream
Hungarian superstar Katinka Hosszu made her presence felt early on in the European Championships, taking the top seed in the women’s 400 IM by over six and a half seconds. Hosszu’s clocking of 4:30.97 slipped under her own previous European Championship record of 4:31.03 set two years ago in Berlin where she won gold.
The second seed heading into the final tonight is Aimee Willmott of Great Britain who touched in 4:37.49, and heading in 3rd is her British teammate Hannah Miley in 4:38.91. Willmott was the bronze medalist in 2014, behind Hosszu and Mireia Belmonte Garcia who is not competing in this event.
Hosszu also grabbed the top seed in her other event of the morning, the 200 backstroke. She clocked a fast time of 2:08.44. The Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina is seeded 2nd heading into the semi-finals tonight at 2:09.90.
Hosszu will tackle a total of six individual events this week, with the 100 free, 100 back, 100 fly and 200 IM also on her schedule later on.
The first night of finals begins at 6 PM London time, 1 PM Eastern time. Read the full live recap of the first prelims session here.