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Alshammar and Cseh win second gold in Budapest

08-16-2010 10:29 BJT

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The European Aquatics Championships have come to a close in Budapest. A nice final day for Sweden's Therese Alshammar and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary as each won their second gold medals of the event on the final day.

Therese Alshammar claimed her second gold medal of the meet, clocking 24.45 seconds in the women's 50-metre freestyle on Sunday.

The Swede finished 0.21 seconds ahead of Dutch swimmer Hinkelien Schreuder.

There was also a second hold medal for Laszlo Cseh who led David Verraszto in a Hungarian 1-2 in the men's 400 individual medley.

He finished in 4 minutes, 10.95 seconds to win the event for the fourth straight time at the Europeans.

Frederick Bousquet of France claimed the men's 50 freestyle title, winning in 21.49 seconds, 0.20 faster than Stefan Nystrand of Sweden and 0.27 ahead of team-mate Fabien Gilot.

In the women's 50 breaststroke, Yuliya Efimova of Russia set a new meet record of 30.29, beating Kate Haywood of Britain and Jennie Johansson of Sweden.

Katinka Hosszu and Zsuzsanna Jakabos gave Hungary a 1-2 finish in the women's 200 butterfly, the same result as in Thursday's 200 individual medley, after Hosszu moved from fifth at the halfway stage to win by 0.35 thanks to a fast last lap.

Rebecca Adlington won the women's 400 freestyle, the Briton beating Ophelie Cyriell Etienne of France by 0.78 seconds.

Lotte Friis, who won the 800 and 1,500 freestyle events, was third.

The result was a relief to the Olympic champion who could only finish 7th in the 800 freestyle earlier in the week.

In other finals, there was some confusion in the women's 4x100 medley relay as at first it looked as if Russia had won.

But when the official results were announced, they showed that Britain had taken gold in 3 minutes, 59.72 seconds as Russia had been disqualified.

Sweden were second with Germany in third.

France meanwhile were victorious in the men's version in a winning time of three minutes, 31.32 seconds.

In the women's 3 metre synchro springboard.

Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape took the title, with 327.90 points, ahead of the Ukraine pair of Olena Fedorova and Anna Pysmenska.

Sascha Klein of Germany claimed gold in the men's 10 metre platform diving event. He amassed 534.85 points, ahead of compatriot Patrick Hausding.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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