Three New World Junior Records Set on Final Night of the 2017 European Junior Swimming Championships

The 2017 European Junior Championships ended tonight with three new World Junior Records. Italy’s Nicolo’ Martinenghi and Moldova’s Alexei Sancov broke the World Junior records in the men’s 100 breaststroke and the men’s 200 freestyle, respectively. The Italian team also set a new World Junior record in the men’s 4×100 medley relay.

Order of Events

  • 50 m Freestyle M – Semi
  • 50 m Butterfly W – Semi
  • 400 m Ind. Medley, M
  • 100 m Backstroke W
  • 100 m Breaststroke M
  • 100 m Breaststroke W
  • 200 m Freestyle M
  • 200 m Ind. Medley W
  • 100 m Butterfly M
  • 50 m Butterfly W
  • 50 m Freestyle M
  • 4×200 m Freestyle W
  • 4×100 m Medley M

Full results can be found here.

Men’s 50 Freestyle Semi-Final

Sweden’s Bjoern Seeliger qualified first for the final of the men’s 50 freestyle with a time of 22.45. He was followed by Nyls Korstanje of the Netherlands in 22.49. Hungary’s Nandor Nemeth was third in 22.67.

The fourth spot in the final goes to France’s Maxime Grousset in 22.73. He was just ahead of Italy’s Leonardo Deplano in 22.77. Karol Ostrowski of Poland touched fifth in 22.87.

Seventh place went to Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov in 22.92, and Croatia’s Marin Ercegovic rounded out the top eight in 22.96.

Women’s 50 Butterfly Semi-Final

The top qualifier in the women’s 50 butterfly final is Belarus’s Anastasiya Shkurdai in 26.75. Sweden’s Sara Junevik was second in 26.84. They were the only two swimmers under the 27 second barrier.

Polina Egorova of Russia was third in 27.19. She was followed by Jana Vranic of Croatia in 27.24 for fourth. Poland’s Karolina Jurczyk was fifth in 27.25.

Sixth place went to Sweden’s Hanna Rosvall in 27.26, while Turkey’s Aleyna Ozkan was seventh in 27.28. Karen Asprissi of Italy was eighth in 27.29.

Men’s 400 IM

Balazs Hollo of Hungary won the men’s 400 IM in 4:19.55. Great Britain’s Thomas Dean took second in 4:20.20, while Poland’s Marcel Wagrowski was third in 4:21.63.

Apostolos Papastamos of Greece finished fourth in 4:21.89, just ahead of Poland’s Dominik Bujak, who was fifith in 4:21.93.

Great Britain’s Jacob Greenow placed sixth in 4:23.94. Spanish teammates F. Javier Chacon Mateos and Daniel Gomez Diez Hector finished in seventh and eighth place in times of 4:24.74 and 4:28.12, respectively

Women’s 100 Backstroke

The only swimmer to break the one minute barrier, Russia’s Polina Egorova set new European Junior and Championship Records in the women’s 100 backstroke with her time of 59.62. She finished over a second ahead of her teammate, Daria Vaskina, who placed second in 1:00.90.

Moldova’s Tatiana Salcutan placed third in 1:01.55. She was followed by Italy’s Tania Quaglieri for fourth in 1:01.72. Fifth place went to Maryna Kolesnykova of Ukraine in 1:01.85.

Great Britain’s Lily Boseley picked up sixth in 1:01.86, while Italian Alessia Bianchi  claimed seventh in 1:01.94. Laura Vanda Ilyes of Hungary rounded out the top eight in 1:02.76.

Men’s 100 Breaststroke

Italy’s Nicolo’ Martinenghi set a new World Junior Record in the men’s 100 breaststroke, swimming a time of 59.23. Martinenghi won the race by nearly two seconds.

Second place went to Russia’s Evgenii Somov in 1:01.09. Another Italian, Alessandro Pinzuti placed third in 1:01.28.

Austria’s Valentin Bayer came in fourth in 1:02.22. Two polish swimmers, Rafal Kusto and Jan Kalusowski finished in fifth and sixth in times of 1:02.53 and 1:02.62, respectively.

Ukraine’s Mykyta Koptyelov took seventh in 1:02.82, while Filip Chrapavy of the Czech Republic was eighth in 1:03.48.

Women’s 100 Breaststroke

Ireland’s Mona McSharry won the women’s 100 breaststroke by over a second in a time of 1:07.61. Tes Schouten of the Netherlands followed McSharry for second place in 1:09.03. Sweden’s Hannah Brunzell finished third in 1:09.59.

Fourth place went to Poland’s Weronika Hallman in 1:09.65. Hallman just out touched Hungary’s Reka Vecsei, who took fifith in 1:09.66. Another Polish swimmer, Aleksandra Iwanowska, came in sixth in 1:10.22.

Russia’s Alena Chekhovskikh placed seventh in 1:10.27, while Turkey’s Beste Samanci was eighth in 1:10.43.

Men’s 200 Freestyle

Moldova’s Alexei Sancov set a new World Junior record in the men’s 200 freestyle with a time of 1:47.00. He finished just ahead of Hungary’s Nandor Nemeth, who was second in 1:47.14.

Russia’s Ivan Girev placed third in 1:48.13. Israeli teammates Tomer Frankel and Denis Loktev finished fourth and fifth in 1:48.69 and 1:48.78, respectively.

Hungary’s Richard Marton came in sixth in 1:49.27. Antoni Kaluzynski and Jakub Kraska, both of Poland, finished seventh and eighth in 1:49.70 and 1:51.58, respectively.

Women’s 200 IM

Marrit Steenbergen of the Netherlands won the women’s 200 IM in a time of 2:13.69. Serbia’s Anja Crevar took second place in 2:14.13, while Great Britain’s Alicia Wilson grabbed third in 2:14.60.

Italy’s Anna Pirovano was fourth in 2:14.63, just ahead of France’s Cyrielle Duhamel, who was fifth in 2:14.66. Sofia Chichaikina placed sixth in 2:17.99.

Seventh place went to Greece’s Nikoletta Pavlopoulou in 2:18.08. Israel’s Lea Polonsky rounded out the top eight in 2:20.43.

Men’s 100 Butterfly

Egor Kuimov of Russia set new European Junior and Championship records in the men’s 100 butterfly with his time of 51.35. He finished just ahead of Kristof Milak of Hungary, who’s 51.49 was good for second.

Estonia’s Kregor Zirk took third place in 52.98. Switzerland’s Noe Ponti placed fourth in 53.00. Federico Burdisso of Italy came in fifth in 53.34.

Sixth place went to Norway’s Tomoe Zenimoto Hvas in a time of 53.52. Turkey’s Uemitcan Gueres was seventh in 54.04, while Italy’s Alberto Razzetti was just behind in 54.09 for eighth.

Women’s 50 Butterfly

Anastasiya Shkurdai of Belarus won the women’s 50 butterfly in 26.53. She led a trio of swimmers under 27 seconds, including 100 backstroke champion Polina Egrova of Russia who took second in 26.62. Sara Junevik of Sweden was also under 27, finishing third in 26.69.

Fourth place went to the second Swedish swimmer, Hanna Rosvall, in 27.12. Poland’s Karolina Jurczyk took fifth in 27.16. Italy’s Karen Asprissi followed in 27.27 for sixth.

Turkey’s Aleyna Ozkan picked up seventh place in 27.34, while Croatia’s Jana Vranic rounded out the top eight in 27.42.

Men’s 50 Freestyle

Italy’s Leonardo Deplano won the men’s 50 freestyle in 22.47. Sweden’s Bjoern Seeliger took second in 22.54, with France’s Maxime Grousset just behind in 22.64 for third.

Nandor Nemeth of Hungary and Nyls Korstanje of the Netherlands tied for fourth place in 22.64. Croatia’s Marin Ercegovic was sixth in 22.69.

Poland’s Karol Ostrowski came in seventh in 22.79. Israel’s David Ribinski placed eighth in 22.86.

Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay

The women of Hungary set a new championship record in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay, finishing first in 7:58.99. The team was nearly three seconds ahead of Belgium, who placed second in 8:02.67. Russia finished third in 8:03.66.

Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay

In the men’s 4×100 medley relay, Italy set new World Junior, European Junior, and Championship records with their time of 3:35.24. Russia followed in second in a time of 3:35.44, also under the previous records. Poland took third in 3:38.77.

 

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Caitlin Daday is a rising senior at Villanova University. She represents the Wildcats in distance freestyle and IM. Caitlin hails from Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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