World Championships: Training Mates Florian Wellbrock And Mykhailo Romanchuk Lead The Way In 1500 Free

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World Championships: Training Mates Florian Wellbrock And Mykhailo Romanchuk Lead The Way In 1500 Free

Training mates Florian Wellbrock and Mykhailo Romanchuk booked the centre lanes for the 1500 free final in Budapest.

Defending champion Wellbrock – who made history in Gwangju with the first pool and open water double – won heat two ahead of Romanchuk.

Wellbrock invited Romanchuk to join his group training under Bernd Berkhahn in Magdeburg, Germany, following the invasion of Ukraine.

The pair were alongside each other, going stroke for stroke, around the 29.8 mark with Wellbrock winning a sprint finish in the final metres in 14:50.12, Romanchuk a touch behind in 14:50.68.

Bobby Finke was third through in 14:50.71 as he seeks to add the 1500 crown to his 800 free title with Dan Jervis claiming the final spot in 14:56.89.

Daniel Wiffen became the first Irishman to break 15 minutes in 14:57.66 to finish ninth as first reserve.

Qualifiers

  1. Florian Wellbrock (GER); 14:50.12
  2. Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR); 14:50.68
  3. Bobby Finke (USA); 14:50.71
  4. Guilherme Costa (BRA); 14:53.03
  5. Damien Joly (FRA); 14:53.47
  6. Lukas Martens (GER); 14:53.59
  7. Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA); 14:54.56
  8. Dan Jervis (GBR); 14:56.89
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