Camille Lacourt Tops 50 Back Semis at Euros

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France’s Camille Lacourt, already the top-ranked swimmer in the world in the men’s 50-meter back, led semis at the 2016 European Championships.

Lacourt, who has a 24.67 to his credit from the Golden Tour, topped qualifying in a 24.79 to head into finals the favorite.

Poland’s Tomasz Polewka checked in second with a time of 24.87 to move to sixth in the world rankings.  Romania’s Robert Glinta qualified third in 24.97 for ninth in the world.

Russia’s Grigory Tarasevich (25.02), Hungary’s Richard Bohus (25.04), Russia’s Nikita Ulyanov (25.06), Israel’s Guy Barnea (25.09) and Israel’s Jonatan Kopelev (25.20) earned the rest of the spots in finals.

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