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Lana Pudar makes her first appearance at €2024 as top seed in the 100 flies (preview day 4 prelims)

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

Day 4 Prelims Heat Sheets

Day 4 Prelims Event Lineup

  • Men’s 200 freestyle
  • 100 butterfly ladies
  • Men’s 50 backstroke
  • Women’s 200 breaststroke
  • Men’s 4×100 free relay
  • Women’s 1500 freestyle

To start the morning as the best seed does David Popovici from Romania, who records a victory in the men’s 100 freestyle in a 46.88, the third fastest time in history. Popovici was only 0.08 away from the world record. He comes in as the top seed with a 1:44.70 and will look to defend his European title in tomorrow night’s event. Lithuania Danas Rapsys is the No. 2 seed and had a huge anchor split on Night 1 with a 1:44.90 that helped the Lithuanian men to the 4×200 relay title.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Lana Pudar will enter the pool for the first time as the top seed in the 100 butterfly women’s event. Pudar won both the European Junior and World Junior titles at the event last year. She also won the European senior 200 fly title two years ago, giving the country its first ever title. Greece’s Anna Ntountounaki comes in as the No. 2 seed and holds the national record in the event.

Michael Laitarovsky will swim for Israel in his first event here as the top seed in the men’s 50 backstroke. Pole Ksawery Masiuk also highlights the field after narrowly missing the podium in the 2023 World Championships event when finishing fourth.

Denmark’s Thea Blomsterberg comes in as the top seed in the women’s 200 breast. Blomsterberg finished the event at the 2023 World Championships, finishing 5th in a personal best of 2:22.42. She will try to move up the world rankings this week as she heads to Paris. She is currently ranked t-#20 in the world this season. Compatriot Clara Rybak-Andersen will also be one to watch if she comes in as a #3 seed.

Hungary’s Viktoria Mihalyvari Farkas is the top seed in the women’s 1500 freestyle. Something to be aware of in this event of both Hungary and Finland is the rule of two per country, as both teams have three entries.

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