Greece’s Apostolos Christou Tops 100 Back Semis at Euros

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Greece’s Apostolos Christou led the way in the men’s 100-meter back at the 2016 European Championships.

Christou clocked in with a time of 53.36 to move up to 12th in the world rankings this year.

Grigory Tarasevich of Russia posted a 53.70 for the second seed.  Tarasevich is ranked fifth in the world with a 53.03 from Russian Nationals.

Italy’s Simone Sabbioni qualified third with a time of 53.86, off his 10th-ranked 53.34 from the Italian Championships.

France’s Camille Lacourt clocked in fourth with a 54.09, well back of his third-ranked 52.97 from the French Championships.

Romania’s Robert Glinta (54.14), Israel’s Yakov Toumarkin (54.18), Hungary’s Gabor Balog (54.20) and Ireland’s Shane Ryan (54.39) also made the finals.

Semifinal 1 of 2
1 4 CHRISTOU Apostolos GRE 01 NOV 1996 25.72 53.36 922 Q
27.64
2 3 SABBIONI Simone ITA 03 OCT 1996 0.61 26.24 53.86 0.50 896 Q
27.62
3 5 TOUMARKIN Yakov Yan ISR 15 FEB 1992 0.66 26.26 54.18 0.82 881 q
27.92
4 2 WALKER-HEBBORN Christoph GBR 01 JUL 1990 26.28 54.77 1.41 852
28.49
5 7 FERGUSON Conor IRL 11 OCT 1999 26.82 54.99 1.63 842
28.17
6 6 BARNEA Guy ISR 09 SEP 1987 0.66 26.65 55.03 1.67 840
28.38
7 1 CICCARESE Christopher ITA 30 JUN 1990 0.61 26.39 55.06 1.70 839
28.67
8 8 FOLDHAZI David HUN 06 JAN 1995 26.90 55.35 1.99 826
28.45

Semifinal 2 of 2
1 3 TARASEVICH Grigory RUS 01 AUG 1995 0.61 25.68 53.70 904 Q
28.02
2 7 LACOURT Camille FRA 22 APR 1985 0.70 25.88 54.09 0.39 885 Q
28.21
3 4 GLINTA Robert ROU 18 APR 1997 0.63 25.67 54.14 0.44 882 q
28.47
4 2 BALOG Gabor HUN 02 SEP 1990 0.62 25.79 54.20 0.50 880 q
28.41
5 5 RYAN Shane IRL 27 JAN 1994 0.62 25.89 54.39 0.69 870 q
28.50
6 1 POLEWKA Tomasz POL 05 AUG 1994 26.15 54.43 0.73 868 R
28.28
7 8 ULYANOV Nikita RUS 09 FEB 1994 0.65 26.32 54.48 0.78 866 R
28.16
8 6 KAWECKI Radoslaw POL 16 AUG 1991 26.56 54.64 0.94 858
28.08

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