ESPOO, Finland, July 1. THE Finnish long course nationals completed the second day of competition today.
Matias Koski, who trains in the United States with Dynamo Swim Club in Atlanta, won the men's 100 freestyle in 51.49. Ari-Pekka Liukkonen was first at 50 meters, but settled for second with a 51.66. Severi Allonen was third in 52.15.
Jenna Laukkanen took the women's 100 breaststroke title with a 1:11.69. She was followed by Noora Laukkanen for second place with a 1:12.09. Third place went to Jasmin Tuovinen in 1:13.32.
Henri Vartiainen won the men's 200 backstroke in 2:07.03, with Valterri Halonen placing second with a 2:08.22. Rounding out the podium was Heikki Luukko with a 2:08.54.
Laura Lajunen won the women's 400 free in 4:24.28, using a strong final 100 to beat Tiina Lindgren, who took second with a 4:26.88. Jenni Ruohoniemi took bronze with a 4:27.51.
Aleksi Eskelinen won the men's 800 freestyle timed final in 8:23.92, with Anton Dobrzhanskiy placing second with an 8:31.51. Third place went to Eetu Piiroinen with an 8:35.88.
The women's 200 butterfly was won by Emilia Pikkarainen in 2:13.14. Soininen Petra was second in 2:20.54, while Heikkinen Melina placed third with a 2:22.39.
Sami Juopperi won the men's 200 individual medley with a 2:03.65, well ahead of Jere Laukkanen's second-place time of 2:08.64. Sami Myre placed third with a 2:10.04.
Anni Alitalo won the women's 50 backstroke in 29.34, with Riia-Rosa Koskelainen close behind for second in 29.62. Rounding out the podium was Mimosa Jallow with a 29.84.
The men's 50 fly was won by Mika Sola with a 24.87. Riku Poytakivi settled for second with a 24.90, while Ville Tirroniemi was third with a 25.07.
The Cetus foursome of Anni Alitalo, Emilia Markkanen, Jenni Ruohoniemi and Hanna-Maria Seppala won the women's 800 free relay with a meet record time of 8:25.74. The Helsinki Simsallskap team placed second with an 8:33.95, and the Oulu team was third with an 8:34.91.