Sarah Koehler Out-Duels Boglarka Kapas for 800 Free Euro Title

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Germany’s Sarah Koehler led for most of the race in the women’s 800 free final at the European Short Course Championships, but she could never quite escape Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas. Still, Koehler had enough down the stretch to secure the win.

Koehler touched in 8:10.65, about a half second ahead of Kapas (8:11.13). Italy’s Simona Quadarella took third in 8:16.53.

Liechtenstein’s Julia Hassler finished fourth in 8:18.28, just ahead of Russia’s Anastasia Kiprichnikova (8:18.44). Other competing in the final included Slovenia’s Tjasa Oder (8:20.70), Portugal’s Diana Margarida Duares (8:26.35) and Slovenia’s Katja Fain (8:27.39).


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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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