Boglarka Kapas, Sarah Koehler Under Four Minutes in 400 Free at 2017 European SC Champs

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Two women were under the four minute marker in the final of the 400 freestyle at the 2017 European Short Course Championships. Hungarian Boglarka Kapas got her hand to the wall first. She touched in 3:58.15. Just under a second behind her was Germany’s Sarah Koehler in 3:59.12. Liechenstein’s Julia Hassler finished third with a 4:02.43 to take the bronze medal.

Spain’s Melanie Costa Schmid (4:04.47) and Portugal’s Diana Margarida Duraes battled for fourth as the duo finished in 4:04.47 and 4:04.61 respectively.

Great Britain’s Kathryn Greenslade (4:06.05), Italy’s Simona Quadarella (4:07.34) and Russian Veronika Andrusenko (4:08.50) were sixth, seventh, and eighth.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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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