(Race Video) David Verraszto Holds On To 400 IM Victory at Euros

Mar 9, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; David Verraszto competes in the 400 lc meter IM during the 2012 Columbus Grand Prix at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
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Hungary’s David Verraszto clearly won the men’s 400-meter IM at the 2016 European Championships.

Verraszto, ahead by three seconds at the 300-meter mark, held on for the win with a 4:13.15. That’s shy of his fifth-ranked 4:12.63 from the Golden Tour, but was enough for the title.

Slovakia’s Richard Nagy ran out of pool during freestyle as he cut his deficit to just a second in the final 100 meters to take second in 4:14.16.  That put him 11th in the world rankings.

Italy’s Federico Turrini checked in with a third-place time of 4:14.74, well off his third-ranked 4:11.25 from Italian Nationals.

Hungary’s Gergely Gyurta took fourth in 4:14.94 with Great Britain’s Max Litchfield placing fifth in 4:15.10.  That’s three seconds off Litchfield’s fourth-ranked season best of 4:12.05 from British Nationals.

Russia’s Alexander Osipenko (4:18.07), Israel’s Gal Nevo (4:18.94) and Russia’s Semen Makovich (4:19.31) placed sixth through eighth.

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