2018 Euros: Panziera Takes Down Egerszegi’s 2Back Euro C’ships Record

2018 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Immediately after Italian big gun Piero Codia notched a new European Championships and Italian National Record in the men’s 100m fly (50.64), teammate Margherita Panziera earned the same set of records for herself.

Competing in tonight’s 200m backstroke in Glasgow, the soon-to-be-24-year-old threw down a scorching personal best time of 2:06.18, a mark that laid waste to her 2:07.16 outing from the Sette Colli just weeks ago. That time logged a new NR, but tonight’s effort dropped it down by almost a full second.

Additionally, Panziera’s time tonight overtook a legend’s championship record. Holding the European Championships record from all the way back in 1991, Hungarian icon Krisztina Egerszegi’s mark of 2:06.62 was finally overwritten with tonight’s race.

Splkits for Panziera tonight show she opened in 1:01.93 and closed in 1:04.25 to capture the gold in 2:06.18. The Italian now ties American Elizabeth Beisel as the 10th fastest performer ever in the women’s 200m back and Panziera now slides into the #2 spot among this season’s world rankings.

2017-2018 LCM WOMEN 200 BACK

KylieCAN
MASSE
04/08
2.05.98
2Kathleen
BAKER
USA2.06.1408/12
3Margherita
PANZIERA
ITA2.06.1808/09
4Taylor
RUCK
CAN2.06.3603/02
5Regan
Smith
USA2:06.43*WJR07/26
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alex
4 years ago

She’s about to turn 23, not 24

louiggi
4 years ago

not bad for breaking almost 30 yeas old record that was established with old back turns.

Jeki
Reply to  louiggi
4 years ago

Flip turn was allowed already in Athens EC 1991. 27 years is a long time although.

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