David Verraszto Holds Off Max Litchfield for 400 IM European Title

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Photo Courtesy: Maria Dobysheva

Hungary’s David Verraszto won his third-straight European title in the men’s 400 IM, but he had to work hard to overcome Max Litchfield’s early advantage and then hold off a strong charge by the Brit on the last 50.

Verraszto put up a time of 4:10.65, followed by Litchfield in 4:11.00, good for fourth and sixth in the world this year, respectively. Spain’s Joan Lluis Pons Ramon took bronze in 4:14.26.

Just missing the podium were Germany’s Johannes Hintze (4:14.73) and Azerbaijan’s Maksym Shemberev (4:14.77), and they were followed by Germany’s Jacob Heidtmann (4:16.29), Russia’s Maxim Stupin (4:18.41) and Portugal’s Alexandre Joao Vital (4:19.79).

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