Herning 2013 Europeans Day 2 – Prelims

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No big surprises this morning, and no championships or world records either. The home crowd definitely looking forward to the duel between Yuliya Efimova and Rikke Møller Pedersen in the women’s 200 breaststroke, the women’s 100 backstroke where youngster Mie Ø. Nielsen is the favorite, and to the 100 freestyle where Jeanette Ottesen will have to fight for a medal.

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Men’s 50 backstroke

French swimmer Jeremy Stravius the quickest in 23.65, Italy’s Niccolo Bonacchi second in 23.66 and Belarus’ Pavel Sankovich third in 23.68. Danes absolutely rooting for Andreas Schiellerup who with a time of 24.09 bettered the Danish record, and with a 10th spot now has a good chance to reach the final, along with Faroe-born turned Dane Magnus Jákupsson in 24.27 and 14th. Result list here.

Women’s 50 butterfly

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom ahead of home favorite Jeanette Ottesen, 25.45 to 25.47, the Nederlands’ Inge Dekker third in 25.62. Result list here.

Men’s 400 individual medley

Hungary’s David Verraszto quickest in 4:06.47, Germany’s Tim Wallburger second in 4:06.56, and Denmark’s Chris Christensen the third quickest in 4:07.65.

Women’s 100 individual medley

Hungary’s world record holder Katinka Hosszu way ahead in 58.39, Istrael’s Amit Ivri second fastest in 59.72 and Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto third quickest in 1:00.09. Result list here.

Women’s 200 breaststroke

Russia’s Yuliya Efimova looked very convincing with a fastest preliminary time of 2:19.09, but Danes will be rooting like crazy for Rikke Møller Pedersen, who was second this morning in 2:19.68. Russia’s Vitalina Simonova third in 2:21.03. Result list here.

Men’s 100 freestyle

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov yet again quickest in 46.56, Italy’s Marco Orsi secon din 46.89 and Russia’s Daniil Izotov third in 47.03. Result list here.

Mixed 4×50 medley

The Czech Republic and Russia on top of the result list this morning with a time of 1:40.13, the world record Australia’s 1:37.84 from the World Cup leg in Tokyo in November. Belarus third in 1:40.34. Result list here.

Women’s 800 freestyle slower heats

Great Britain’s Jazmin Carlin’s 8:16.91 the time to beat tonight.

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