Swimming at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre backstroke

The Men's 200 metre backstroke competition of the 2018 European Aquatics Championships was held on 7 and 8 August 2018.[1][2]

Men's 200 metre backstroke
at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships
VenueTollcross International Swimming Centre
Dates7 August (heats and semifinals)
8 August (final)
Competitors39 from 22 nations
Winning time1:53.36
Medalists
gold medal    Russia
silver medal    Poland
bronze medal    Italy
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RecordsEdit

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

Name Nation Time Location Date
World record Aaron Peirsol   United States 1:51.92 Rome 31 July 2009
European record Evgeny Rylov   Russia 1:53.61 Budapest 28 July 2017
Championship record Radosław Kawęcki   Poland 1:55.28 Debrecen 26 May 2012

The following new records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
8 August Final Evgeny Rylov   Russia 1:53.36 CR, ER

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The heats were started on 7 August at 09:41.[3]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 4 Evgeny Rylov   Russia 1:56.67 Q
2 4 2 Grigoriy Tarasevich   Russia 1:57.07 Q
3 4 4 Kliment Kolesnikov   Russia 1:57.31
4 5 3 Christian Diener   Germany 1:57.89 Q
5 3 7 Brodie Williams   Great Britain 1:58.62 Q
6 3 4 Radosław Kawęcki   Poland 1:58.70 Q
7 4 5 Ádám Telegdy   Hungary 1:58.96 Q
8 5 2 Luca Mencarini   Italy 1:59.09 Q
9 3 6 Luke Greenbank   Great Britain 1:59.21 Q
9 4 3 Matteo Restivo   Italy 1:59.21 Q
11 5 1 Apostolos Christou   Greece 1:59.30 Q
12 4 6 Jakub Skierka   Poland 1:59.44 Q
13 3 2 Craig McNally   Great Britain 1:59.58
14 4 1 Maxim Stupin   Russia 1:59.60
15 3 5 Hugo González   Spain 1:59.73 Q
16 3 3 Geoffroy Mathieu   France 1:59.83 Q
17 5 6 Yakov Toumarkin   Israel 2:00.08 Q
18 5 0 Anton Lončar   Croatia 2:00.11 Q
19 2 2 Gabriel Lópes   Portugal 2:00.35 Q
20 4 7 Maxence Orange   France 2:00.72
21 3 0 João Vital   Portugal 2:00.98
22 5 9 Tomáš Franta   Czech Republic 2:01.51
23 2 7 Ivan Gajšek   Croatia 2:02.05
24 3 9 Gytis Stankevičius   Lithuania 2:02.48
25 5 7 Mikita Tsmyh   Belarus 2:02.50
26 4 9 Roman Dmytrijev   Czech Republic 2:02.97
27 2 8 Ege Başer   Turkey 2:03.08
28 4 8 Nikolaos Sofianidis   Greece 2:03.21
29 2 4 Georgios Spanoudakis   Greece 2:03.69
30 3 8 David Gamburg   Israel 2:03.82
31 2 5 Rokas Juozelskis   Lithuania 2:03.84
32 2 9 Armin Lelle   Estonia 2:04.26
33 5 8 Nils Liess    Switzerland 2:04.53
34 2 1 Girts Feldbergs   Latvia 2:04.59
35 3 1 Paul Bedel   France 2:05.51
35 2 0 Patrick Staber   Austria 2:05.51
37 1 5 Berk Özkul   Turkey 2:05.99
38 2 6 Adam Černek   Slovakia 2:06.39
39 1 3 Thomas Wareing   Malta 2:08.70
1 4 Metin Aydın   Turkey Did not start
4 0 Gustav Höfkelt   Sweden
5 5 Danas Rapšys   Lithuania

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals were started on 7 August at 17:01.[4]

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Grigoriy Tarasevich   Russia 1:57.62 Q
2 2 Apostolos Christou   Greece 1:58.14 Q
3 7 Hugo González   Spain 1:58.43 Q
4 5 Brodie Williams   Great Britain 1:58.66
5 6 Luke Greenbank   Great Britain 1:58.84
6 3 Ádám Telegdy   Hungary 1:59.05
7 1 Yakov Toumarkin   Israel 2:00.67
8 8 Gabriel Lópes   Portugal 2:00.85

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Evgeny Rylov   Russia 1:55.50 Q
2 3 Radosław Kawęcki   Poland 1:57.56 Q
3 2 Matteo Restivo   Italy 1:57.80 Q
4 6 Luca Mencarini   Italy 1:57.83 Q
5 5 Christian Diener   Germany 1:57.92 Q
6 1 Geoffroy Mathieu   France 1:58.65
7 8 Anton Lončar   Croatia 1:59.86
7 7 Jakub Skierka   Poland 1:59.86

FinalEdit

The final was started on 8 August at 17:32.[5]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Evgeny Rylov   Russia 1:53.36 ER, CR
  5 Radosław Kawęcki   Poland 1:56.07
  6 Matteo Restivo   Italy 1:56.29
4 7 Christian Diener   Germany 1:57.05
5 1 Apostolos Christou   Greece 1:57.09
6 3 Grigoriy Tarasevich   Russia 1:57.37
7 2 Luca Mencarini   Italy 1:57.71
8 8 Hugo González   Spain 1:59.06

ReferencesEdit