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Euro 2021

Day 3 Prelims Dwell Recap


Day 3 of the European Championships will function one other thrilling slate of occasions together with the boys’s 200 IM, ladies’s 200 butterfly, ladies’s 200 freestyle, and males’s 200 breaststroke.

The prelims session will function 3 world document holders within the type of Katinka Hosszu within the 200 fly, Anton Chupkov within the 200 breast, and Federica Pellegrini within the 200 free. Hosszu already has one gold medal to her title throughout these Championships, having beforehand gained the 400 IM.

Moreover, Kliment Kolesnikov shall be again in motion within the males’s 100 backstroke contemporary on the heels of his world record-breaking efficiency within the 50 backstroke.

Observe alongside right here for a stay recap and evaluation of all of the motion.


  • European Document: 1:55.18 – László Cseh (HUN) 2008
  • European Championship Document: 1:56.66 – László Cseh (HUN) 200
  • FINA ‘A’ Minimize: 1:59.67

Joe Litchfield established a 1:58.79 in warmth 3 of the boys’s 200 IM to steer the boys’s prelims up to now with solely 2 extra heats to go. That’s truly simply shy of Litchfield’s greatest time within the occasion of 1:57.74 which he set only a few months in the past on the 2021 British Olympic Trials. Italy’s Alberto Razzetti and Spain’s Hugo Gonzalez adopted Litchfield within the warmth, hitting occasions of 1:58.90 and 1:58.99.

Defending European Champ Jeremy Desplanches overtook Litchfield because the chief with a 1:58.10 throughout warmth 3. Desplanches gained the occasion again in 2018 with a 1:57.04 however has been as quick as a 1:56.56 earlier than. Max Litchfield and Hubert Kos additionally bought into the wall with 1:58s that had been faster than Joe Litchfield within the third warmth, maintaining them in consideration to maneuver on.

In contrast to heats 3 and 4 the place 2 males bought below 1:59, the fifth and remaining warmth solely noticed 2 males below the mark as Duncan Scott and Laszlo Cseh went face to face. In the end Duncan Scott pulled out the warmth win with a 1:58.14 which places him at 2nd place within the prelims. Cseh hit a 1:58.46 for second place, trailing his personal European document within the occasion of 1:55.18. Russia’s Andrei Zhilkin was additionally below 2 minutes to take third within the remaining warmth with a 1:58.46.


  • European Document: 2:04.27 – Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2009
  • European Championship Document: 2:04.79 – Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 2014
  • FINA ‘A’ Minimize: 2:12.56

The very first warmth of the ladies’s 200 fly went to Russia’s Svetlana Chimrova who managed to get below 2:10 with a 2:09.48, edging out British competitor Kenna MacInnes‘ 2:09.82.

The Hungarian duo of Boglarka Kapas and world document holder Katinka Hosszu posted the quickest 2 occasions of the heats, taking the respective 1st place completed in heats 2 and three. Kapas began with a 2:07.61, beating out Laura Stevens of Nice Britain’s 2:09.15 and Italy’s Ilaria Cusinato who was a 2:10.15.

400 IM victor from earlier on within the meet swam the second-fastest time of the morning with a 2:08.36 which was simply over Kapas’ main time of two:08.61. Fellow Hungarian Zsuzanna Jakabos made it a Hungarian high 3 along with her 2:09.35. third place within the remaining warmth went to Denmark’s Helena Rosendahl Bach in a 2:09.42.


  • European Document: 52.11 – Camille Lacourt (FRA) 2010
  • European Championship Document: 52.11 – Camille Lacourt (FRA) 2010
  • FINA ‘A’ Minimize: 53.85

A strong race broke out through the third of warmth of the boys’s 100 backstroke as 4 males had been separated by solely 0.42 seconds. Viktar Staselovich opened issues up with a 54.55 from Belarus to take first place within the warmth, adopted by Joao Nogueira Costa from Portugal, whereas Thierry Bollin of Switzerland and Nicolas Garcia Saiz had been 54.86 and 54.97, respectively.

Italy’s Thomas Ceccon was the primary man of the session to crack 54, hitting a 53.43 to win warmth 4 of the 100 backstroke. Ceccon has been faster than this season, having posted a 52.84 PB again in December 2020. France’s Mewen Tomac was second within the warmth with a 53.46 which will even be ok to maneuver on to the semi-finals. The Hungarian duo of Richard Bohus and Benedek Kovac went 3-4 in warmth 3 with respective occasions of 54.17 and 54.29.

Someday after his world record-breaking 50 backstroke swim, Kliment Kolesnikov rocketed to a 52.32 within the 100 backstroke, threatening the European and championship document of 52.11 set by France’s Camille Lacourt again in 2010. He additionally neared the Russian document of 52.12 held by Evgeny Rylov from earlier this 12 months.

Within the remaining warmth, Russian document holder Rylov couldn’t fairly match Kolesnikov’s velocity and as an alternative posted a 53.37. Trailing his personal NR, that swim will simply be sufficient for Rylov to advance to the semi-finals. Greece’s Apostolos Christou will even advance, hitting a 53.47 to take second place in warmth 6. That swim for Christou will get him near his personal PB of 53.23 from again in 2020 in addition to the 2009 Greek document of 53.03 held by Aristeidis Grigoriadis.

In between Kolesnikov and Rylov’s 1st and fifth place prelim swims, Yohann Ndoye Brouard managed a 53.24 for second seed whereas 50 backstroke silver and bronze medalists Robert Glinta and Hugo Gonzalez took third and 4th in a 53.26 and 53.37, respectively.


In the direction of the midway level of the heats, Africa Zamorano Sanz leads the best way for Spain along with her 2:00.81 throughout warmth 4. That was sufficient to beat out Silke Holkenborg‘s 2:01.12 for the Netherlands and Monique Olivier‘s for two:01.28 for Luxembourg however will not be sufficient to advance as a variety of swimmers will observe with sub-2:00s.

Charlotte Bonnet got here into warmth 5 for France with a 1:58.33 to take over the lead with solely 2 extra heats to go. That was a strong prelim swim for Bonnet however was a little bit bit over her 2018 European Championships gold medal-winning swim of 1:54.95. Connet will safely advance to the semis with that swim and shall be gunning for a repeat Euros title. Italy’s Stefania Pirozzi was the one different lady in warmth 5 to crack 2 minutes, swimming a 1:59.87 for second.

Nice Britain’s Freya Anderson got here into warmth 6 trying to overtake Bonnet’s main morning swim however wound up simply shy with a 1:58.30. Like Bonnet, that’s a bit over her personal PB, having posted a 1:56.06 in 2020. Anderson will advance to the semi-finals and shall be hoping to unseat reigning champion, Bonnet. Belgium’s Valentine Dumont and Nice Britain’s Lucy Hope additionally bought below 2 minutes right here, swimming a 1:59.09 and 1:59.67, respectively.

Czech document holder Barbora Seemanova gained the ultimate warmth of the 200 freestyle prelims, notching a 1:58.25 to get inside 2 seconds of her 1:56.96 nationwide document from November 2020. That heat-winning swim required Seemanova to out-race world document holder Federica Pellegrini who was second within the warmth with a 1:58.48 which is a good quantity over her 2009 world document of 1:52.98. Andi Murez and Janja Segel additionally bought below 1:59 with their swims of 1:58.84 for Israel and 1:58.95 for Slovakia.


  • European Document: 2:06.12 – Anton Chupkov (RUS) 2019
  • European Championship Document: 2:06.80 – Anton Chupkov (RUS) 2018
  • FINA ‘A’ Minimize: 2:10.35

Nice Britain’s 2 2021 Olympic qualifiers within the males’s 200 breaststroke swam throughout warmth 3 of the occasion and had been the primary males of the session to crack 2:10. Ross Murdoch gained the warmth with a 2:09.60 whereas James Wilby established a 2:09.96 for second place. Each of them had been a bit sooner on the latest British Olympic Trials earlier this 12 months the place Wilby gained the occasion with a 2:08.06 whereas Murdoch was a 2:08.98. Russia’s Aleksandr Zhigalov adopted right here with a 2:10.07 for third within the warmth.

Through the 4th warmth of the boys’s 200 breast, Arno Kamminga introduced the sector right down to a 2:07.39. That’s a strong prelim swim for Kamminga however wasn’t fairly as quick as his 2:06.85 from December 2020 which gave him a brand new nationwide document for the Netherlands. Finnish swimmer Matti Mattsson and Russia’s Kirill Prigoda each managed to outswim the British duo from the warmth earlier than, hitting respective swims of two:08.43 for 2nd and a pair of:09.21 for third.

Upon the conclusion of the fifth and remaining warmth, Kamminga and Mattsson stay the opposite swimmers below 2:09 and world document holder Anton Chupkov posted a 2:09.44 to win the warmth. That shall be sufficient for Chupkov to maneuver on to the following spherical of racing however was just below 3 seconds slower than his 2:06.12 world document from 2019. Chupkov took gold within the occasion again on the 2018 European Championships with a 2:06.80. Lithuania’s Andrius Sidlauskas was a 2:09.74 and Erik Persson a 2:09.77 for Sweden to spherical out the highest 3 within the warmth.


  • European Document: Russia – 6:59.15 (2009)
  • European Championship Document: Nice Britain – 7:05.32 (2018)

Nice Britain and Russia have arrange a strong race for the finals of the 4×200 freestyle relay, ending only a second other than one another within the heats. The British contingent of Max Litchfield, Calum Jarvis, Matt Richards, and James Man delivered 7:08.58 to advance as high seed, trailing their 2018 Championship document of seven:05.32 by only a few seconds.

Russia notched a 7:09.68 for second place within the prelims, additionally trailing their 2018 swim of seven:06.66 which was ok for silver. Russia at present holds the European document within the occasion which was set at a 6:59.15 again in 2009.

Italy and France had been third and 4th through the prelims session with swims of two:10.26 and seven:10.44. On the 2018 Championships, Italy earned a bronze medal whereas France was silver.

Rounding the highest 8 groups that can advance to the boys’s 4×200 freestyle finals, Switzerland was a 7:11.15, Eire a 7:12.73, whereas Spain hit a 7:13.08 for seventh and Belgium rounded out the finalists with a 7:13.79.

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