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Swimming at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 50 metre freestyle

The men's 50 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships took place May 26 and 27. The heats and semifinals took place on May 26, the final on May 27.[1]

Men's 50 metre freestyle
at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships
DatesMay 26, 2012 (heats and semifinals)
May 27, 2012 (final)
Competitors48 from 26 nations
Winning time21.80
Medalists
gold medal    France
silver medal    Sweden
bronze medal    Ukraine

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing world, European and championship records were as follows.

Name Nation Time Location Date
World record César Cielo   Brazil 20.91 São Paulo December 18, 2009
European record Frédérick Bousquet   France 20.94 Montpellier April 26, 2009
Championship record Frédérick Bousquet   France 21.36 Budapest August 14, 2010

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

53 swimmers participated in 7 heats.[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 Frédérick Bousquet   France 22.29 Q
2 6 5 Marco Orsi   Italy 22.30 Q
3 6 4 Alain Bernard   France 22.31 Q
4 5 5 Stefan Nystrand   Sweden 22.33 Q
5 6 1 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen   Finland 22.38 Q, NR
6 6 6 Andrea Rolla   Italy 22.39 Q
7 7 5 Krisztián Takács   Hungary 22.40 Q
8 7 3 Andriy Govorov   Ukraine 22.41 Q
9 7 7 Dominik Kozma   Hungary 22.43 Q
10 5 2 Norbert Trandafir   Romania 22.45 Q, =NR
11 5 6 Lucio Spadaro   Italy 22.50
12 4 4 Kristian Gkolomeev   Greece 22.54 Q
13 5 4 Amaury Leveaux   France 22.61
14 7 6 Marco di Carli   Germany 22.66 Q
15 5 8 Flori Lang    Switzerland 22.70 Q
16 6 8 Filip Wypych   Poland 22.70 Q
17 6 7 Jasper Aerents   Belgium 22.75 Q
18 6 2 Oleg Tikhobaev   Russia 22.79 Q
19 7 1 Petter Stymne   Sweden 22.81
20 5 3 Vitaly Syrnikov   Russia 22.82
21 3 8 Ivan Levaj   Croatia 22.87
22 4 3 Mario Todorović   Croatia 22.89
23 7 2 Steffen Deibler   Germany 22.89
24 4 7 Árni Már Árnason   Iceland 22.91
25 5 7 Yoris Grandjean   Belgium 22.91
26 4 8 Fotios Koliopoulos   Greece 22.93
27 7 8 Christoph Fildebrandt   Germany 22.93
28 3 3 Boris Stojanović   Serbia 22.98
29 5 1 Duje Draganja   Croatia 23.00
30 4 5 Alexandre Escudier Agostinho   Portugal 23.08
31 3 4 Aurelien Künzi    Switzerland 23.11
32 3 6 Roman Kucik   Slovakia 23.13
33 4 1 Pjotr Degtjarjov   Estonia 23.13
34 4 2 Mindaugas Sadauskas   Lithuania 23.21
35 3 1 Uvis Kalnins   Latvia 23.26
36 1 2 Alon Mandel   Israel 23.31
37 3 5 Martin Spitzer   Austria 23.32
38 3 7 Simonas Bilis   Lithuania 23.33
39 2 6 Richárd Bohus   Hungary 23.33
40 2 8 Viktar Vabishchevich   Belarus 23.42
41 2 3 Arseni Kukharau   Belarus 23.47
42 1 6 Viacheslav Andrusenko   Russia 23.67
43 2 2 Justinas Bilis   Lithuania 23.68
44 2 7 Tadas Duškinas   Lithuania 23.75
45 1 5 Evgheni Coroliuc   Moldova 23.77
46 1 4 Hedin Olsen   Faroe Islands 24.18
47 2 1 Matej Kuchar   Slovakia 24.41
48 1 3 Matti Mattsson   Finland 24.87
2 4 Martin Verner   Czech Republic DNS
2 5 Aleksander Hetland   Norway DNS
3 2 Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or   Israel DNS
4 6 Tiago Venâncio   Portugal DNS
6 3 Ioannis Kalargaris   Greece DNS

SemifinalsEdit

The eight fasters swimmers advanced to the final.[3]

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Stefan Nystrand   Sweden 22.06 Q
2 6 Andriy Govorov   Ukraine 22.20 Q
3 4 Marco Orsi   Italy 22.22 Q
4 2 Norbert Trandafir   Romania 22.33 Q, NR
5 7 Marco di Carli   Germany 22.43
6 3 Andrea Rolla   Italy 22.44
7 8 Oleg Tikhobaev   Russia 22.53
8 1 Filip Wypych   Poland 22.55

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Frédérick Bousquet   France 22.22 Q
2 3 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen   Finland 22.24 Q, NR
3 5 Alain Bernard   France 22.26 Q
4 7 Kristian Gkolomeev   Greece 22.37 Q
5 6 Krisztián Takács   Hungary 22.40
6 8 Jasper Aerents   Belgium 22.49
7 2 Dominik Kozma   Hungary 22.51
8 1 Flori Lang    Switzerland 22.59

FinalEdit

The final was held at 17:05.[4]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  6 Frédérick Bousquet   France 21.80
  4 Stefan Nystrand   Sweden 22.04
  5 Andriy Govorov   Ukraine 22.18
4 2 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen   Finland 22.22 NR
4 3 Marco Orsi   Italy 22.22
4 8 Kristian Gkolomeev   Greece 22.22
7 7 Alain Bernard   France 22.24
8 1 Norbert Trandafir   Romania 22.65

ReferencesEdit