COLUMBUS, Ohio – Olympians Anton Ipsen of Denmark and Chile’s Kristel Kobrich were victorious in the 1500-meter freestyle on Thursday to kick off the TYR Pro Swim Series at Columbus at Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
The action continues through Sunday with 10 a.m. EDT prelims followed by finals at 6:30 p.m. EDT.
Ipsen raced to the men’s 1500m free title in 15 minutes, 7.40 seconds, with National Team member Zane Grothe (Boulder City, Nev./Mission Viejo Nadadores) touching second in 15:29.68.
Kobrich won the women’s 1500m title in 16:15.72, about 7 seconds clear of runner-up Mariah Denigan (Walton, Ky./Northern Kentucky Clippers), a 15-year-old who posted a lifetime-best swim of 16:22.50.
Two nights in Columbus will feature live television coverage with the Saturday action split between the Olympic Channel (6:30-7 p.m. EDT) and NBC Sports Network (7-8 p.m. EDT) and the Sunday competition airing on NBC Sports Network at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Friday, July 6 finals will be streamed via the NBC Sports App. Also, a live webcast of daily prelims will be available at usaswimming.org.
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