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LEN European Junior Swimming Championships Day 2 - Gold for Freya Anderson

4 to 8 July 2018 - Helsinki.

Somerset club swimmers Rachel Anderson, Lily Booker and Laura McMab all featured on the second day of the European Junior Championships. GB swimmers claimed 3 medals - a gold, silver and bronze.


Freya Anderson, 17, already the World Junior champion and the European Junior Record holder for 100m freestyle, added to her medal collection with a 54.65 effort, finishing 0.66s ahead of Elizaveta Klevanovich in silver. Lily Booker (Millfield, 2:30.60) progressed in the 200m Breaststroke by coming second in her heat and seventh fastest for the semis, improving on her 2:31.20 entry time. Booker then powered even faster into the Final with 2:29.02 in sixth place finish ranking 7th overall. Charlotte Rigg (2:32.26) finished eighth in semi-final 1. Katie Robertson (2:32.79) and Tatiana Belonogoff 2:40.08 ranked 18th and 51st respectively.

Ciarra Schlosshan (2:11.18) claimed silver in the 200m butterfly final in a race where the top three swimmers interchanged after each 50m. Blanka Berecz (HUN, 2:10.06) won gold. Keanna Macinnes finished the race in eighth in 2:14.71. Nick Pyle kicked off the finals session with a bronze in the 100m backstroke in a 54.69 personal best time. Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) and Daniel-Cristian Martin (ROU) broke Kolesnikov's 2016 Championship record to tie for gold (53.52)

Leah Crisp (4:14.78) came sixth in the 400m freestyle final won by Ajna Késely (HUN, 4:05.89) in a Championship record. Rachel Anderson (Millfield, 4:20.08) finished in sixteenth place.

Tomer Frankel (ISR, 49.28) won the second Men's 100m Freestyle semi-final and is fastest qualifier for the final. Harry Constantine (50.75) finished in seventh place for 14th overall.

The quickest Men's 200m IM qualifiers came from Semi-Final 2 which was won by Maksim Stupin (RUS, 2:00.42) with Thomas Dean improving on his earlier heat-winning 2:02.89 to finish second (2:01.72). Charlie Hutchison missed out on the chance to progress coming in eighth.

The fastest three Men's 200m Butterfly qualifiers to progress came from Semi-Final2 - 1 Denys Kesil' (UKR, 1:57.94); 2 Burdisso Federico (ITA, 1:58.26); 3 Jacob Peters (Poole, 1:58.60). Archie Goodburn (2:02.46) missed out finishing in eighth place. Kristof Milak (HUN, 1:58.65) won the first semi-final.

Nathan Hughes (15:24.81, 4th Heat 2) and William Bell (15:47.57, 3rd in Heat 1) finished seventh and seventeenth respectively in  the Men's 1500m Freestyle won by Akos Kalmar (HUN, 15:04.91). 

There were gold medals for Russia's Aleksandr Zhigalov (200m Breaststroke, 2:12.47), Anastasia Avdeeva (200m Backstroke, 2:09.56) and their Mixed 4x100m Freestyle quartet (3:28.74). GB's Luke Turley (51.38), Lewis Fraser (52.08), Laura McNab (Team Bath AS, 57.63) and Emily Large (56.73) had finished fourth in the morning Heat 3 (3:37.82) for tenth place overall.


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