Race Videos: Watch Day 1 of 2015 European Games

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Some of the top young European stars competed today at the inaugural European Games.

The Baku 2015 European Games have uploaded all of the day 2 race videos to their YouTube account. Click on playlist drop down menu to view all the races.

Original report:

The Netherlands’ Marrit Steenbergen continued to steal the spotlight from the field with her sprint escapades at the first European Games.


Russia’s Arina Openysheva, who is being called a mini Michael Phelps with her quest to win eight golds here in Baku, won the women’s 400-meter free in 4:08.81. Germany’s Leonie Kullmanntouched second in 4:12.16 with Russia’s Anastasia Kirpichnikova taking third in 4:13.13.

The Netherlands’ Marrit Steenbergen tied her European Junior Record in the women’s 100-meter free with a blazing time of 53.97 that puts her 11th in the world rankings.

Steenbergen definitely looks like an up-and-comer who can join the likes of Femke Heemskerk andRanomi Kromowidjojo to keep The Netherlands in the driver’s seat in terms of the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay.

That swim pushed Openysheva to second with a time of 54.45 with the Russian now owning a pair of golds (with a win in the 400 free relay on night one) and a silver. Russia’s Mariia Kameneva claimed third in 55.19.

Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank raced his way to victory in the men’s 100-meter back with a 54.76.  Russia’s Filipp Shopin took second with a time of 54.81, while Germany’s Marek Ulrich snared third in 55.35.

Germany’s Julia Mrozinski hit the wall in 2:11.19 to top the women’s 200-meter fly.  Italy’s Elisa Scarpa Vidal wound up second on 2:12.27 with Hungary’s Boglarka Bonecz claiming third in 2:12.42.

Russia’s Anton Chupkov won the men’s 200-meter breast in 2:10.85 with teammate Kirill Mordashev taking second in 2:12.94.  Great Britain’s Luke Davies wound up third in 2:13.45.

In a close battle, Russia’s Polina Egorova touched out Germany’s Maxine Wolters, 2:11.23 to 2:11.38, for the women’s 200-meter back crown.  Ukraine’s Maryna Kolesnykova finished third in 2:11.91.

France’s Nicolas D’Oriano topped the men’s 1500-meter free in 15:13.31, while Russia’s Ernest Maksumov finished second in 15:13.90.  Israel’s Marc Hinawi put up a third-place time of 15:25.63.

Russia’s Vladislav Kozlov, Elisei Stepanov, Mariia Kameneva and Arina Openysheva won the mixed 400-meter free relay in a time of 3:30.30. Great Britain (3:32.65) and Germany (3:33.74) rounded out the podium.


Italy’s Alessandro Miressi led the way in the men’s 100-meter free with a 49.80, while Great Britain’sDuncan Scott also cleared 50 with a 49.81 for the second seed.

Austria’s Sebastian Steffan led the way in the men’s 200-meter IM with a 2:01.92.  Italy’s Lorenzo Glessi qualified second in 2:02.23.

Russia’s Daniil Pakhomov paced the men’s 200-meter fly in 1:57.74 with Italy’s Giacomo Carinitaking the second seed in 1:57.80.

Russia’s Maria Astashkina vaulted to 11th in the world rankings in the women’s 200-meter breast with a sizzling 2:23.88 during semis.  Great Britain’s Layla Black qualified a distant second in 2:27.09.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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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