2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- August 3-9, 2018 (swimming portion)
- Glasgow, Scotland
- Tollcross International Swimming Centre
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
Both were reasonably quick in the semis, clocking 59.92, but the field was incredibly competitive and they were forced into the swim-off.
The 22-year-old Russian opened up a big lead on the Irishman on the first 50, leading by 1.35 seconds, and cruised to victory in a time of 59.39. Had he done that in the semis, he would’ve qualified 3rd overall.
Greene broke the Irish national record both in the prelims (1:00.20) and the semis, becoming the first ever from his country to go sub-1:00, but was back in 1:00.44 here. He was out over a second slower than he was in the semis (29.54 at the 50), but had a back-half of 30.90 which was actually faster than Adam Peaty in the semi-finals.
Prigoda owns a best time of 59.05 from last summer’s World Championships, where he won bronze, and will be a major threat for silver behind Peaty out of lane 8 tomorrow.
For a full recap of day 1 finals, click here.