LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships - Copenhagen 2017 Day 1

13 - 17 December - Copenhagen

Adam Peaty claimed bronze in the Men’s 50m breaststroke on the opening night of the LEN Short Course Swimming Championships in Copenhagen. Immediately following a 25.81 championship record setting semi-final swim by Peaty, Kirill Prigoda (Russia) beat it in a European Record 25.72, 0.02s ahead of Fabio Scozzoli (Italy). Peaty clocked a new personal best time of 25.70 to secure the third place podium spot in a race that saw another new European Record 25.62 set by gold medallist Scozzoli. Prigoda took silver in 25.68.

Nicolo' Martinenghi also set a World and European Junior best 26.31 in the semi finals.

Also in action for Great Britain during the first finals session of the 19th Short Course champs was Emily Large in the Women’s 400m IM final. Large served up a strong swim to finish eighth overall in 4:3901 after facing a tough line-up that included the Rio 2016 Olympic Champion Katinka Hosszu who finished 3.99s ahead of the field in 4:24.78.

Earlier on day one of the championships Ross Murdoch went 27.03 in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke and ranked 24th after the heats.

Loughborough-based Jocelyn Ulyett (31.01) finished 23rd in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke.

Kliment Kolesnikov (Russia) set a Word, European and Championship record 1:48.02 to win 200m Freestyle gold ahead of Radoslaw Kawecki (Poland, 1:48.46) and Danas Rapsys (Lithuania, 1:49.06).

Aleksandr Krasnykh (Russia, 3:35.51), Peter Bernek (Hungary, 3:37.14) and Henrik Christiansen (Norway, 3:38.63) completed the 400m freestyle podium.

Russia (1:23.23), Italy (1:23.67) and Poland (1:24.44) medalled in the Men's 4x50m Freestyle.





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