Joris Bouchat validated his qualification in the final of the 400m freestyle this Wednesday unlike Damien Joly, eliminated. The 4x100m medley relays performed well.
Bronze medalist the day before on his favorite distance, the 1500m, Damien Joly was back in the basin of Rome for the European Championships this Wednesday. On the other hand, it went less well for him in the 400m freestyle series. He swam in 3:53.63, finishing 5th in his heat. An insufficient timer to reach the final in which another Habs will participate in the person of Joris Bouchaut. He finished 3rd in his series with a time of 3:49.0, the 8th in qualifying and therefore sufficient to join the ultimate race at the end of the afternoon.
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Joris BOUCHAUT is the 8th time in the 400m freestyle series in 3:49.00 Qualified for the final ??
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Ensuite, the women’s 4x100m medley relay made a good impression. The quartet made up of Emma Terebo, Adèle Blanchetière, Marie Wattel and Béryl Gastaldello set the 5th fastest time and punched their ticket for the final this evening. This performance by the girls inspired the boys in the same event. Mewen Tomac, Antoine Viquerat, Clément Secchi and Charles Rihoux finished their series in second position behind the Italians and with the 4th overall time. They will defend their chances for a medal this Wednesday evening as the backdrop to this rich day in Rome.