(Race Video) Franziska Hentke Turns On Jets in Final 50 To Win 200 Fly Title

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Germany’s Franziska Hentke powered her way down the stretch to win the women’s 200-meter fly title at the 2016 European Championships.

Hentke turned up the heat down the final 50 with a 32.63 after turning third at the 150 to win in 2:07.23.  That’s well off her second-ranked season best of 2:05.77 from German Nationals, but good enough to pick up the title tonight.

Hungary’s Liliana Szilagyi, the front-runner at the 100, wound up taking second in 2:07.24 to move to 10th in the world rankings.

Spain’s Judit Ignacio Sorribes closed out the top three with a third-place time of 2:07.52 in what proved to be an exciting finish.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos (2:07.75), Italy’s Alessia Polieri (2:08.34), Slovenia’s Anja Klinar (2:09.57), Italy’s Stefania Pirozzi (2:09.92) and Switzerland’s Martina Van Berkel (2:10.36) completed the rest of the top eight.

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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