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Strasser misses 400 metres medal

Strasser failed to add a second gold to her tally in Valencia


Switzerland's Chantal Strasser failed to reach medal-winning form in the final of the 400 metres freestyle at the European short-course swimming championships in Valencia, Spain, on Saturday.

Strasser, who won the 800 metres gold on Friday, was placed sixth with a time of 4:12.34. The 400 metres gold went to the promising Russian teenager Irina Ufimtseva, who timed 4:06.71, ahead of the Czech Republic's Jana Pechanova with 4:09.52.

Rebecca Cooke of Britain won the bronze with 4:10.8.

Meanwhile, in the men's events, Switzerland's Karel Novy won bronze in the 100 metres freestyle. The gold went to Sweden's Stefan Nystrand, while Denis Pimankov of Russia won the silver.

swissinfo with agencies

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