2016 European Championships: Day 7 Prelims Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow the final session of prelims of the 2016 European Championships. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

Women’s 400 Freestyle

Italy’s Martina De Memme is the top qualifier for tonight’s final, after posting a 4:09.36. Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia is not far behind in 4:09.60. Boglarka Kapas of Hungary was also under 4:10, turning in a 4:09.80.

Defending champion Jazmin Carlin of Great Britain qualified sixth in 4:10.78.

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Men’s 400 IM

Defending champion David Verraszto of Hungary finished in 4:14.49 to become tonight’s top seed. Great Britain’s Max Litchfield grabbed the second seed with a 4:15.06. Slovakia’s Richard Nagy touched in 4:15.79, and qualified third.

Federico Turrini of Italy, who currently holds the world’s third best time at 4:11.95, returns as tonight’s fourth seed in 4:17.13.

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Women’s 400 Medley Relay

Sweden’s team of Ida LindborgJennie Johansson, Stina Gardell, and Louise Hansson touched in 4:02.99 to claim the top seed. Not far behind in 4:03.40 was Finland’s Mimosa JallowJenna MaukkanenEmilia Pikkarainen, and Hanna-Maria Seppala. Italy claimed third seed in 4:03.49 behind swims from Carlotta ZofkovaArianna CastiglioniIlaria Bianchi, and Erika Ferraioli.

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Men’s 400 Medley Relay

Simone SabbioniFabio ScozzoliMatteo Rivolta, and Luca Leonardi combined for a top seeded 3:36.16 for Italy. Posting a 3:36.46 for second from Lithuania was Danas RapsysGiedrius TitenisDeividas Margevicius, and Simonas Billis. 

Hungary’s team of Gabor BalogGAbor FinancsekLaszlo Cseh, and Richard Bohus swam a 3:36.81 for the third seed. Benjamin Stasiulis, Giacomo Perez Dortona, Mehdy Metella, and Yannick Agnel  swam a 3:36.87 to take the fourth seed for France.

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Scheduled Events:

Women’s 400 Freestyle
Men’s 400 IM
Women’s 400 Medley Relay
Men’s 400 Medley Relay

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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