2017 EURO MEET
- January 27th-29th, 2017
- D’Coque Aquatic Center in Luxembourg
- LC – 50m
- Meet Site
- Start Lists/Results
- Live Streaming
On day two of the Euro Meet, expectations are high because Sarah Sjöström, Adam Peaty and Apostolos Christou already set meet records in the early morning heats.
The following prize money will be awarded:
Individual prize money (in EURO)
1st place 300,00€
2nd place 200,00€
3rd place 100,00€
Meet Record 300,00€
European Record 2000,00€
World Record 3000,00€
Women’s 50m breaststroke
Great Britain’s Sarah Vasey took the first victory, she finished in 30,93 ahead of Italy’s Martina Carraro in 31,09 and Jenna Laukkanen (FIN) in 31,28.
Men’s 50m breaststroke
World record holder Adam Peaty set a new meet record erarlier today in prelims with a time of 27,02 and finished in 27,11 in the A final.
Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (FIN) touched second in 28,52 ahead of Germany’s Philip Heintz in 28,60.
Women’s 50m butterfly
Another meet record was set by Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström in 25,02. She said after the race that it was a surprisingly fast race for her at this time of the year. Sjöström competed the last time at the Euro Meet ten years ago and she is happy to be back in Luxembourg.
Second-place finisher was Melanie Henique (FRA) in 26,28 ahead of Silvia di Pietro (ITA) in 26,38.
Men’s 50 m butterfly
Ben Proud (GBR) missed his meet record he set last year in 23,26, he touched the wall in a time of 23,35. Andrii Khloptsov (UKR) grabbed the silver medal in 23,62 followed by Proud’s teammate Adam Barrett in 23,72.
Women’s 200m freestyle
The loudest cheers in the background came from Hosszu’s husband and coach Shane Tusup and it helped: Katinka Hosszu won in 1:57,75 and she is the only woman in the fresh 2016 world rankings under 1:58. France’s Charlotte Bonnet finished second in 1:59,63. And Reva Foos (Germany) snatched the bronze in 2:00,14.
Men’s 200m freestyle
A 1-3 finish for the british swimmers: Duncan Scott touched first in 1:47,94, it’s the second fastest time in the world in 2016. Stephen Milne came in second in 1:48,66 and Nick Grainger completes the british podium in 1:48,68. Duncan Scott said about the british swimmers placed 1-5 in this final: “It is really a good sign.” Great Britain won the silver medal in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay in Rio.
Women’s 100m backstroke
It is always the same procedure for the “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu: from one final to the podium to the next final: Winner in the 100m back in 1:00,90 ahead of Jenny Mensing (Germany) in 1:02,01. Sarah Sjöström clocked 1:02,26 for the third place – in an event which is unsusual for her normal competition schedule.
Men’s 100m backstroke
Apostolos Christou (GRE) set his second meet record of the day in 54,00. This is the third fastest time in the world in this year so far. He finished more than 1,5 seconds faster than Chris Walker-Hebborn (GBR, 55,69) and Luke Greenbank (GBR) in 55,81.
Women’s 200m IM
It would be great to see Sarah Sjöström swim 200 IM – she starts in backstroke, butterfly and freestyle events at the Euro Meet but perhaps breaststroke is her weak point.
Katinka Hosszu challenges herself also in breaststroke events at this Euro Meet, she is in the 200m breaststroke A-final tonight. But first, she bettered the 200m IM meet record and hit the wall in a time of 2:10,46 ahead of GB’s Aimee Willmott (2:13,03) and Hannah Miley in 2:15,49. The ladies finished in the same order yesterday in the 400m IM.
Men’s 200m IM
Jeremy Desplanches (Switzerland, trains in France) is the only man under 2 minutes, he touched in 1:59,78. Philip Heintz (GER) grabbed the silver medal in 2:00,87 ahead of Giovanni Sorriso (2:02,54). 16-year old German Paul Reihter, the youngest A finalist tonight, finished seventh in 2:07,50.
Women’s 200m breaststroke
Great Britain’s Molly Renshaw won the gold medal in the 200m breaststroke at the 2016 SC World Championships – and set a new Euro Meet record in Luxembourg today in 2:25,32 – not a bad time in January and the fastest 200m breaststroke in 2016 in the world. Renshaw said that for her the victory in Canada at the SC World Championships was a surprise and that she hopes to qualify for the World Championships in Budapest.
Also Germany’s Jessica Steiger showed a fast performance and touched second in 2:28,29 followed by Aimee Willmott (GBR) in 2:29,91.
Men’s 200m breaststroke
The 2015 LC World Champion and 2016 SC World Champion in the 200m breaststroke Marco Koch swam the fastest time in the morning heats. Koch finished his first training camp of the year in Spain two weeks ago – he has competed at the Euro Meet since 2007 when he entered the international swimming stage.
Koch set a new meet record last year in 2:07,69 – tonight he is about 3 seconds slower but again took the win in 2:10,75. He is nearly 5 seconds faster than the second place finisher Flavio Bizzarri (ITA) in 2:15,56. Ed Baxter (GBR) snatched the bronze medal in 2:16,77.
Koch said that he is in a different training cycle than in 2016 because he participated in all FINA World Cup stops in 2016 and now must train more. But he is satisfied with his time.
Women’s 200m butterfly
In her seventh final of the evening, the “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu paid a little tribute to her monster schedule, she finished 8th in 2:18,54.
Switzerland’s Martina van Berkel took the win in 2:11,98. Lisa Höpink (Germany) finished second in 2:14,49 ahead of another German swimmer, Tina Rüger in 2:14,81.
Van Berkel trains in Germany, in Heidelberg with coach Dr. Michael Spikermann.
Men’s 200m butterfly
World Champion Laszlo Cseh showed a gutsy finish and won in 1:59,07 – ahead of Great Britain’s Duncan Scott who is 12 years younger and clocked a 1:59,33. Stefanos Dimitriadis (GRE) took the bronze medal in 1:59,46.
Cseh said that he is looking forward to the World Championships in his home town Budapest and that he wants to be as fast as he can in July.
Women’s 50m freestyle
Again a new meet record for Sarah Sjöström in 24,01. Silvia di Pietro (ITA) took the second place in 24,95 followed by Erika Ferraioli (ITA) in 25,35.
Sjöström is incredibly fast at this time of the season. Sarah Sjöström is in January really close to Britta Steffen’s (GER) 50m freestyle world record of 23,73, she set in 2009 in a high-tech-suit.
Men’s 50m freestyle
After his win in 2016, Ben Proud (GBR) grabbed again the gold medal in a time of 22,08. Apostolos Christou (GRE) took second with 22,41 and Marco Orsi (ITA) completed the podium, clocked a 22,49.
Women’s 50m backstroke
Sarah Sjöström came in first in 28,66, Germany’s Laura Riedemann touched second in 29,25 ahead of Nina Kost (GER) and Daryna Zevina (UKR) – tied for 3rd place in 29,29.
Men’s 50m backstroke
The last event of the day in Luxembourg was won by Greece’s Apostolos Christou in 25,20. Second place went to France’s Benjamin Stasilius (26,09) and Nelson Silva touched third in 26,20.