Race Video: GBR Takes Gold In Mixed Medley Relay At European C’ships

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 2

  • 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

As originally reported by Loretta Race:

MIXED 4×100 MEDLEY RELAY – FINAL

  • Great Britain – 3:44.56
  • Italy – 3:45.74
  • Hungary – 3:49.50

The home crowd saw another Brit win, this time via a combination of Christopher Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, Siobhan Marie O’Connor and Fran Halsall. The four collected a mixed 400 medley relay time of 3:44.56, just off their nation’s own championship record of 3:44.02 from 2014, but enough to claim gold tonight.

Splits were as follows for the winning squad:

CWH – 54.36
Peaty – 58.84
O’Connor – 57.69
Halsall – 53.67
For Walker-Hebborn, his lead-off beat both his prelim and semi individual 100m backstroke times from yesterday, which fell flat at 54.94 and 54.77, respectively. For Halsall, it’s encouraging to see her speed come through with a 53-point at the end of the meet after she’s already managed a bronze in the women’s 50m butterfly.

Other notable splits:

– Italy’s Piero Codia – 51.05 butterfly
– Italy’s Federica Pellegrini – 53.20 freestyle

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