Andrew Abruzzo Powers to 400 Free Gold at 2017 FINA World Juniors

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Men’s 400 Free FINAL

It was a tight race for first in finals of the men’s 400 free as the USA’s Andrew Abruzzo, Trey Freeman, and Hungary’s Balazs Hollo each traded the lead throughout the race. Abruzzo made his move in the final 75 meters, flipping first at the 350-meter mark and powering his way home to a 3:49.19.

Hollo, who at the 250-meter mark flipped eighth, delivered some astonishing back-half speed to finish second overall with a time of 3:49.97. He was followed to the wall by Freeman and his time of 3:50.14.

Poland’s Antoni Kaluzynski finished fourth overall with a time of 3:51.08, while South Africa’s Jarryd Baxter was fifth with a 3:51.28.

Australia’s Jacob Vincent (3:51.39), Spain’s Francisco Jose Arevalo Rubio (3:51.57), and Australia’s Nathan Robinson (3:52.86) completed the top eight.

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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