Romanchuk Upsets Paltrinieri In Mile With New SC Championship Record

(140817) -- Nanjing,Aug 17,2014 (Xinhua) -- Mykhailo Romanchuk of Ukraine celebrates in the final of Men's 400m Freestyle of Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China?s Jiangsu Province, on Aug. 17, 2014. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua) (txt)
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Ukrainian Mykhailo Romanchuk kept the ball rolling in the men’s 1500 free, taking down the second championship record of the night with a come-behind win over world record holder Gregorio Paltrinieri.

Paltrinieri led the race until the final 50, when Romanchuk threw down a blazing fast 25.84 final 50 to take over the Italian and secure the win and meet record with a 14:09.14. Paltrinieri was just behind in 14:09.87. The two were just off pace for Paltrinieri’s 2015 world record (14:08.06), and were well ahead of the rest of the field. In third was Norway’s Henrik Christiansen, more than 10 seconds back (14:19.39)

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