Reported by James Sutherland.
MEN’S 800 FREE FINAL
- World Record (WR): 7:32.12 – Zhang Lin, 2009
- World Junior Record (WJ): 7:45.67 – Target Time
- European Record (ER): 7:40.77 – Gabriele Detti, 2017
- European Junior Record (EJ): 7:51.97 – Target Time
- Championship Record (CR): 7:42.33 – Gregorio Paltrinieri, 2016
- Mykhailo Romanchuk, UKR, 7:42.96
- Gregorio Paltrinieri, ITA, 7:45.12
- Florian Wellbrock, GER, 7:45.60
Mykhailo Romanchuk slowly crept away from defending champion Gregorio Paltrinieri and 1500 gold medalist Florian Wellbrock in the men’s 800 final, pulling away towards the end to win by over two seconds in a time of 7:42.96. That crushes his Ukrainian Record by nearly three seconds, previously standing at 7:45.85 from last year.
Paltrinieri managed to hold off late charge from Wellbrock, taking 2nd in 7:45.12 to slightly improve his season-best, and Wellbrock broke his German Record by over a second in 3rd (7:45.60). Henrik Christiansen of Norway took 4th in 7:46.75.