2021 Comen Cup Concludes With Multiple Age Records


  • Friday, October 15th – Sunday, October 17th
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • LCM (50m)
  • Entries/Results

The 2021 Comen Cup wrapped up over the weekend, with young swimmers convening in Belgrade to contest long course meters.

Among the highlights from the 3-day affair was the Bosnia-Herzegovina national record that bit the dust, courtesy of Iman Avdic.

Competing in the women’s 400m IM, 14-year-old Avdic fired off a time of 4:58.24 to establish a new national mark.

Avdic held the previous national record in the 5:01.09 she registered in February of this year, so she became the first-ever woman from her nation to get under the 5:00 threshold in this 4IM event.

On the men’s side, 15-year-old Petar Popovic produced a new Serbian age record n the 100m freestyle. The teen logged a time of 52.46. That wiped out his own previous personal best of 53.73 from last November.

His compatriot Ognjen Kovacevic logged a new Serbian age record of 16-year-olds in the 100m backstroke. Kovacevic hit a time of 58.37 to enter the record books.

Top performances can be attributed to Italy’s Lorenzo Galossi, with the 15-year-old posting a winning effort of 3:55.o2 in the 400m free and 1:50.88 in the 200m free.

His teammate Filippo Bertoni did damage in the 400m and 500m freestyles as well, claiming silver in the former in 3:55.21 while taking gold in the latter in 15:32.21.

Turkey’s Talya Erdogan won the women’s 800m free in 8:54.33 and also hit a time of 4:21.67 in the 400m free.

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