Gregorio Paltrinieri, Katinka Hosszu With Back-To-Back World Records at Euros

Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia Dalberto/Lapresse

A pair of world records fell back-to-back, including the longest standing one in the short course books, at the 2015 European Short Course Championships.  Gregorio Paltrinieri (1500 free) and Katinka Hosszu (100 IM) both stunned the crowd with swift swims.

Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri smashed the World Record in the men’s 1500 freestyle. He touched with a time of 14:08.06, beating his teammate, Detti by 10 seconds.

Also, not long after taking gold in the final of the 200 backstroke (1:59.84), Katinka Hosszu broke her own world record in the 100 IM. She dropped 3 tenths off the old record to go 56.67.

The evening session started with the men’s 50 freestyle semi-finals. Evgeny Sedov of Russia was the top seed going into finals. He took gold in finals as well in a time of 20.87. Marco Orsi took silver in 20.92 and Sebastian Szczepanski earned bronze in 21.21.

After the men’s semi-final, was the women’s 100 freestyle final. Sarah Sjostrom won the event in a time of 51.37. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (51.59) was second and Veronika Popova (52.02) was third.

Next, Adam Peaty took the top spot in the men’s 100 breastwork semi-finals in 56.84. The other seven men heading into finals with Peaty will be Marco Koch, Giedrius Titenis, Fabio Scozzoli, Oleg Kostin, Damir Dugonjic, Daniel Gyurta, and Anton Chupkov. 

Hosszu touched first in the 200 backstroke final in 1:59.84, just off her world record of 1:59.23. Russia’s Daria K. Ustinova (2:01.57) was second and Eyglo Osk Gustafsdottir (2:03.53) was third.

Laszlo Cseh set a new European Record in the men’s 200 IM final tonight. He touched first at 1:51.36. Philip Heintz (1:53.21) finished second and Diogo Filipe Carvalho (1:53.45) took third.

Women’s 200 butterfly final was next and Germany’s Franziska Hentke took gold with a time of 2:03.01. Lara Grangeon of France snagged a silver (2:03.85) and Italy’s Alessia Polieri finished third (2:04.37).

In the women’s 100 breaststroke semi-final, Moniek Nijhuis took the top spot from heat one in 1:04.67 and Jenna Laukkanen took second from heat two in 1:04.87. The rest of the ladies advancing to the final will be: Viktoria Zeynep Gunes, Fanny Lecluyse, Martina Carraro, Ilaria Scarcellla, Lena Kreundl, and Maria Astashkina.

Radoslaw Kawecki pulled out another win tonight in the 100 backstroke final. Kawecki swam a 49.64 being the only one in the field to break 50 seconds. Stanislav Donets was second in 50.30 and Christoph Walker-Hebburn was third in 50.35.

After Hosszu and Paltrinieri dominated the 100 IM and the men’s 1500, Sedov finished the individual events with a win the 50 freestyle final in 20.87.

The session ended with the women’s 4×50 free relay. Italy won in a time of 1:36.05. The rest of the top 8 included: Netherlands, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Israel, Finland and Austria.

Stay tuned for more coverage of the 2015 LEN European Short Course Championships

 

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  1. avatar
    Bill Bell

    Hackett’s old record was 14:10.10 from Aussie Nationals @ Perth August 7, 2001, just about a week after he won the gold and set the world-record in the “mile” @ the World Championships in Fukuoka (July 29). That time (14:34.56) remains his career-best, the Commonwealth Record and is thid-fastest performance all-time behind Sr. Sun’s wr from London and his World Championships record @ Shanghai a year later.

    Figure Paltrinieri canknock off a few mas seconds fom that time b4 he finally hangs up his “Speedo: say after Toyo…will anybody ever go sub 1400.0? Forty-plus years ago a sub 16:000 lcm me was deeemed ipossible and then along cme Mike Buton/Rick Demont. en everybody said sub-15:00.0 was undoable until Sr, Salnikov dooed it. Records are made tto be broken, ightt, Katinka?

Author: Justine Ress

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Justine graduated from Indiana University where she studied journalism and swam for four years. She earned All-American Honors her senior year in the 100 backstroke. Justine has represented France at European Championships and World University Games.

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