Luke Greenbank Breaks Down Balanced Focus for 100 & 200 Backstroke

2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 200 BACK FINAL

  • European Record: 1:53.23, Evgeny Rylov (RUS), 2021
  • European Championship Record: 1:53.36, Evgeny Rylov (RUS), 2018
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:57.50
  1. Evgeny Rylov (RUS), 1:54.46
  2. Luke Greenbank (GBR), 1:54.62
  3. Roman Mityukov (SUI), 1:56.33

Coming into this race full of confidence after lowering the British Record twice on Friday, Luke Greenbank blasted out to an early lead in the men’s 200 back final, flipping in 55.49 at the 100 and maintaining the top spot at the 150 turn.

Evgeny Rylov, who was looking to defend his 2018 title, sat third with 50 to go, but picked up the stroke rate and nabbed Greenbank at the touch for gold in 1:54.46, with the Brit back for silver in 1:54.62.

Rylov currently ranks first in the world with his European Record of 1:53.23 set in April. Greenbank was a shade off his semi-final British Record of 1:54.43, which has him third in the world.

Roman Mityukov ran down France’s Yohann Ndoye Brouard, who was up near Greenbank for most of the race, on the final 50 for a new Swiss Record of 1:56.33. Brouard was .04 back in 1:56.37 – also the previous Swiss Record.

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DEAN IS GOD
2 months ago

lets GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Riccardo
2 months ago

The way Greenbank is swimming plus Guy getting his Fly back to 2017 form is making that medley relay look very interesting.

Last edited 2 months ago by Riccardo
Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Riccardo
2 months ago

Breast stroke is a big question mark though.

Ol' Longhorn
2 months ago

SCREW THE 200. GET YOUR 100 GOING and get a relay gold.

Guke Lreenbank
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

I know. I just dont understand why he cant swim faster its only half the distance, should just move his arms quicker.

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