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LEN European Junior Swimming Championships Day 4 - Golds for Emily Large & Freya Anderson

4 to 8 July 2018 - Helsinki.

Emily Large picked up her second and Freya Anderson her third gold medal of the European Junior Championships.


17 year old Large won the 100m butterfly in a dead heat 59.37 finish with Anastasiya Shkurdai (BLR). The race produced another dead heat as Keanna Macinnes (1:00.40) came in joint sixth with Helena Biasibetti (ITA).  Freya Anderson picked up her third medal, after 100m freestyle and 4x100m relay, this time in the 50m race. Anderson had qualified fourth fastest by clocking 25.74 to finish second in the second semi-final in which Jasmine McCrea (Poole, 26.25) came sixth to rank 12th overall. Anderson clocked 25.35 for gold, leaving fastest qualifier Elizaveta Kelvanovich (RUS) in silver medal position 0.08s behind. Fresh from a gold and bronze the previous day and fastest in this morning's heats by 0.7s, Tom Dean continued his assault on the Men's 200m freestyle title, winning the second semi-final  (1:47.64), 0.55s ahead of nearest challenger Kristof Milak (HUN, 1:48.19). Luke Turley (1:50.72) finished eighth in the same race to finish 15= overall.

In a session packed with semi-finals Nick Pyle (25.50) finished first in the first 50m backstroke semi-final with the fourth SF time fastest overall behind Kliment Kolesnikov's 24.77 championship best time in the following race. Pyle (25.38) missed a podium place by 0.03s, finishing fourth in the final in which Kolesnikov again beat his own CR with 24.52 to win gold.

Pyle (55.79) also played his part in the 4x100m mixed medley relay alongside Archie Goodburn (1:02.37), Emily Large (59.17) and Freya Anderson (54.10) to earn a silver (3:51.43) behind the Russians (3:47.99).  Lily Boseley (1:01.88) and Lauren Cox (1:03.40) both swam in the first 100m backstroke semi-final win which they finished second and sixth to rank fourth and eleventh fastest overall.

In the Women's 100m breaststroke both Katie Robertson (1:08.74) and Tatiana Belonogoff (1:09.40) secured places in the final, ranking fourth and seventh fastest behind Anastasia Makarova (RUS, 1:08.46). In 10th and 22nd place in the morning heats were Angharad Evans (1:10.16) and Lily Booker (Millfield, 1:11.11) who improved0.63s on her entry time.

There were fourth place finishes in the Men's 100m breaststroke from Archie Goodburn (1:02.73) who progresses from the second semi-final and Gregory Butler (1:02.82) who finished fourth in the first, taking first reserve spot.

Jacob Peters (53.91 Res) narrowly missed progressing to the 100m butterfly final despite a third place semi-final finish, Lewis Fraser (54.04) came in fifth to rank 12th overall.

The 800m freestyle was won by Akos Kalmar (7:55.41) with Nathan Hughes (8:05.15) ranking ninth and Will Bell (8:14.50 ) 19th.

The Women's 200m IM semi-finals saw two Anastasia's lead the standings - Gorbenko (ISRS, 2:13.88) and Sorokina (RUS, 2:15.90) with Ajna Késely (HUN, 2:16.50) in sixth.

Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) turned in 1:55.83 CR to take the Men's 200m Backstroke title leaving challenger Daniel-Cristian (ROU, 1:58.37) with silver.

Isabel Marie Gose (1:58.17) won Germany's first individual gold, finishing 0.1s ahead of Ajna Késely (HUN) who took silver.


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