Yannick Agnel 7:29.17 and a new European Record in the 800 freestyle

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Oh my, Yannick Agnel is on fire – The morning after breaking Paul Biedermann’s 2009 world record in the 400 freestyle, Agnel takes down the European short course 800 meter freestyle record, with a blazing 7:29.17 in the prelims, second fastest ever in textile after Grant Hackett’s 7:25.28 from 2001, Agnel of course qualifying for the final. The ‘real’ world record stands at 7:23.42, which was Grant Hackett in Melbourne 2008. Read SwimNews and see the result list.

Yannick Agnel at the Berlin 2012 World Cup meet

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