Top 4 Teams Make Single-Swimmer Swaps For Euro Women’s 4×200 Final

2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Each of the top four qualifying teams have made swaps of one swimmer from the prelims lineup heading into finals of the women’s 4×200 free relay.

Top qualifier Russia should get a big boost, subbing in Anastasia Guzhenkovawho was 1:56.77 individually, for Irina Krivonogova. Krivonogova was the only member of the relay this morning above two minutes on her split.

Great Britain should get a similar boost. 17-year-old Freya Anderson is in after splitting 1:55.8 on the mixed 4×200 free relay earlier this week. She takes over for 2:01 morning leg Lucy Hope, who was only a tick faster on the relay than she was individually.

Germany is pulling in distance swimmer Sarah Koehlerwho has previously been 1:58 in an individual 200 free. That’d be about a two-second upgrade. France gets likely the biggest upgrade, going from 2:00 Alizee Morel to 1:54.9 European champ Charlotte BonnetThat difference alone would have moved their prelims finish from 4th to 2nd, though the other relays should also get significantly faster tonight.

  • Russia:
  • Great Britain:
  •  Germany:
    • In: Sarah Koehler
    • Out: Marie Pietruschka (2:00.53 this morning)
  • France:
  • Denmark:
    • In: Signe Bro
    • Out: Maria Grandt (2:03.08 this morning)

 

Here are the full relay lineups for the final:

LANE NAT TEAM BORN Q. TIME
1
 POL
POLAND 8:05.81
GEORGES Daniela 20 MAR 1997
KOSSAKOWSKA Dominika 30 JAN 2001
KNOP Aleksandra 09 SEP 2003
POLANSKA Aleksandra 24 SEP 2000
2
 ESP
SPAIN 8:04.37
COSTA SCHMID Melanie 24 APR 1989
ZAMORANO SANZ Africa 11 JAN 1998
MORILLO LOPEZ Esther 02 SEP 2001
MUNOZ DEL CAMPO Lidon 03 DEC 1995
3
 GER
GERMANY 8:01.95
FOOS Reva 15 SEP 1993
GOSE Isabel Marie 09 MAY 2002
KOEHLER Sarah 20 JUN 1994
BRUHN Annika 05 OCT 1992
4
 RUS
RUSSIA 7:57.90
SALAMATINA Valeriia 19 SEP 1998
EGOROVA Anna 31 MAY 1998
OPENYSHEVA Arina 24 MAR 1999
GUZHENKOVA Anastasia 16 AUG 1997
5
 GBR
GREAT BRITAIN 8:00.78
FAULKNER Eleanor 05 JAN 1993
GREENSLADE Kathryn 18 JAN 1998
HIBBOTT Holly 13 DEC 1999
ANDERSON Freya 04 MAR 2001
6
 FRA
FRANCE 8:03.53
WATTEL Marie 02 JUN 1997
BONNET Charlotte 14 FEB 1995
FABRE Margaux 02 OCT 1992
TOUATI Assia 23 APR 1995
7
 DEN
DENMARK 8:04.63
JENSEN Laura Glerup 08 NOV 1998
BRO Signe 05 MAR 1999
GANTRIIS Emily 29 MAY 1999
BACH Helena Rosendahl 12 JUN 2000
8
 NED
NETHERLANDS 8:05.83
NEUMANN Robin Marian 12 DEC 1997
VERMEULEN Esmee 21 APR 1996
VOS Loulou 16 NOV 1999
DELNO Marjolein 17 MAR 1994

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