Estonian swimmer Zirk reaches Euro Championship final in Rome

Kregor Zirk
Kregor Zirk Source: Karli Saul

Estonia's Kregor Zirk reached the final of the men's 200m butterfly on the fifth day of the European Aquatics Championships in Rome.

Zirk finished fourth in his semi-final with a time of 1 minute 56.43 seconds, putting the Estonian in seventh overall and earning him a place in Tuesday's final.

Zirk had previously set a new Estonian men's national record of 1 minute 55.62 for the 200m butterfly at the World Championships in Budapest this June.

Hungary's Kristof Milak was quickest in Zirk's semi-final, swimming 1 minute 53.97 seconds ahead of countryman Richard Marton in second (1 minute 55.36 second and Poland's Krzystof Chmielewski (1 minute 55.68 seconds) in third.

In the other semi-final Alberto Razzetti of Italy finished first in 1 minute 55.18 seconds, 0.10 seconds ahead of Switzerland's Noe Ponti of Switzerland in second, with fellow Italian Giacomo Carini ending up third with a time of 1 minute 55.61 seconds.

The final of the men's 200m butterfly at the European Aquatics Championships in Rome, featuring Kregor Zirk, begins at 19:00 Estonian time.

The action will be broadcast live on ETV+ here.


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