Andrej Barna (Serbia), Nikolett Padar (Hungary) Post Fastest Splits Of Mixed Freestyle Relay



  • World Record: 3:18.83 – Australia (2023)
  • European Record: 3:21.68 – Great Britain (2023)
  • Championship Record: 3:22.07 – France (2018)

GOLD – Hungary, 3:25.69
SILVER – Poland, 3:26.53
BRONZE – Germany, 3:27.01

Serbia had the lead from the start as Velimir Stjepanovic led off in a 48.60, the fastest lead off of the night. Then, Andrej Barna hit the water after a huge 46.86 split last night on the anchor leg which moved Serbia up from 5th to 1st in the men’s 4×100 free relay. Barna swam a 47.22 tonight, the only sub-48 split for the men.

Notably, all seven relays tonight with the male-male-female-female order.

Despite Serbia having a lead into the second exchange, Hungary climbed from 4th to first after the third leg and the first leg of the women as Panna Ugrai swam a 54.38. Nikolett Padar sealed the win anchoring in a 53.71, the fastest split of all the women tonight. Padar also helped Hungary’s women’s 4×100 free title the other night.

Anastasia Gorbenko also notably had a big split as she swam a 53.93. Gorbenko had a double in the night as she swam in semifinals of the women’s 200 IM about 40 minutes before her relay swim.

Flat Start Men

Stjepanovic SRB 48.6
Chowaniec POL 48.67
Wrede GER 49.29
Kos HUN 49.39
Dusa SVK 49.64
Yoav ISR 49.92
Persson SWE 50.29

Flying Start Men

Barna SRB 47.32
Szabo HUN 48.21
Varjasi GER 48.26
Glivinskiy ISR 48.44
Sieradzi POL 48.61
Hanson SWE 48.89
Tistan SVK 51.22

Flying Start Women

Padar HUN 53.71
Gorbenko ISR 53.93
Fiedkiewicz POL 54.16
Junevik SWE 54.37
Ugrai HUN 54.38
Maier GER 54.68
Murez ISR 54.73
Jazy GER 54.78
Famulok POL 55.09
Milutinovic SRB 55.39
Mortstrand SWE 55.54
Slusna SVK 55.83
Ivan SVK 55.85
Stanisavljevic SRB 56.29

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