Russian Aleksandr Kharlanov Wins Men’s 200 Butterfly

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Russia’s Aleksandr Kharlanov touched the wall in 1:50.54 to win the gold medal in the 200 fly at the 2017 European Short Course Championships. Andreas Vazaios of Greece won the silver with a 1:51.23, a full second ahead of the third place finisher: Hungary’s Tamas Kenderesi (1:52.25).

Denmark’s Viktor Bromer (1:52.75) was fourth. Nearly four seconds from his own Championship and European record of 1:49.00 Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh was fifth in 1:52.96.

Joeri Verlinden of the Netherlands (1:53.07), Estonia’s Kregor Kirk (1:53.58) and Norway’s Tomoe Zanimoto Hvas (1:55.11) also competed in the final.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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