Despite No New Podiums, Hungary Remains Atop Medals Table Friday

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 5

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The Italians were the only multiple gold medal winners on day 5 of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships, and with 5 total medals they leapt back into contention to top the overall medals table this week in London.

A win in the 800 from Gregorio Paltrinieri and a win in the 100 from Luca Dotta made the men’s team, and overall, medal count 13 for Italy, with 4 gold, 6 silver, and 3 bronze.

That still leaves them two golds behind, however, the Hungarians, who had a historic day on Thursday with their biggest-ever one day medal haul, but didn’t earn any new medals on Friday.

Both countries have strong medal chances on Saturday, with Federica Pellegrini sitting as the 2nd qualifier into finals of the women’s 200 free for Italy and Laszlo Cseh sitting as the 1st qualifier and big favorite into the finals of the men’s 100 free for Hungary.

Neither country, however, is expected to have the same medal explosion that they’ve had in succession over the last two days.

Great Britain, with 3 golds, 4 silvers, and 6 bronzes, continue to stay with the two leaders in total medal count with 13. Like Hungary, they had no podium appearances on Friday.

RANK NAT WOMEN MEN MIXED TOTAL
G S B TOTAL G S B TOTAL G S B TOTAL G S B TOTAL RNK BY TOTAL
1  HUNGARY 5 1 1 7 1 2 2 5 1 1 6 3 4 13 1
2  ITALY 1 1 2 4 3 2 9 2 2 4 6 3 13 1
3  GREAT BRITAIN 3 4 7 2 1 2 5 1 1 3 4 6 13 1
4  NETHERLANDS 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 7 4
5  FRANCE 3 1 4 1 1 3 2 5 5
6  SWEDEN 3 1 4 3 1 4 7
7  DENMARK 2 2 4 1 1 2 3 5 5
8  UKRAINE 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 4 7
9  GREECE 1 1 2 1 1 2 9
9  LITHUANIA 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 9
11  SPAIN 2 2 2 2 9
12  RUSSIA 1 1 2 1 1 2 9
12  ICELAND 1 1 2 1 1 2 9
14  GERMANY 1 1 1 1 14
14  ISRAEL 1 1 1 1 14
14  SERBIA 1 1 1 1 14
14  NORWAY 1 1 1 1 14
18  PORTUGAL 1 1 1 1 14
18  SLOVENIA 1 1 1 1 14
18  BELGIUM 1 1 1 1 14
18  CROATIA 1 1 1 1 14
TOTAL

Trophy Standings

The overall team trophy is not awarded based on medals; rather, that honor is determined by a points system that awards 8 places deep instead of just 3.

In that race, Italy still holds a commanding lead over Hungary, who in turn has snuck 1 point ahead of the hosts from Britain. While Hungary has had bid successes from their two superstars especially, Katinka Hosszu and Laszlo Cseh, they have far fewer overall swims in finals than the Italians and Brits do.

Countries with the most finals swims:

  1. Italy 44
  2. Hungary 34
  3. Great Britain 39
  4. France 18
  5. Poland 17
  6. Sweden/Greece/Spain 16
TROPHY AFTER 27 EVENTS
RANK NAT MEN WOMEN MIXED POINTS
1  ITALY 249 (19) 251 (23) 64 (2) 564
2  HUNGARY 181 (17) 217 (15) 56 (2) 454
3  GREAT BRITAIN 194 (20) 223 (18) 36 (1) 453
4  NETHERLANDS 69 (5) 149 (10) 36 (1) 254
5  FRANCE 141 (11) 67 (6) 30 (1) 238
6  SWEDEN 24 (4) 141 (10) 56 (2) 221
7  SPAIN 54 (8) 117 (8) 171
8  GREECE 122 (11) 23 (5) 145
9  BELGIUM 87 (6) 54 (5) 141
10  DENMARK 20 (2) 112 (8) 132
11  POLAND 97 (12) 29 (5) 126
12  CZECH REPUBLIC 40 (5) 77 (10) 117
13  UKRAINE 81 (8) 31 (3) 112
14  FINLAND 39 (4) 51 (6) 20 (1) 110
15  TURKEY 9 (4) 50 (5) 50 (2) 109
16  SLOVENIA 31 (5) 66 (8) 97
17  RUSSIA 80 (7) 16 (3) 96
18  NORWAY 40 (4) 3 (1) 44 (2) 87
19  ISRAEL 68 (7) 13 (1) 81
20  ICELAND 21 (2) 57 (5) 78
21  SWITZERLAND 14 (3) 41 (4) 55
22  GERMANY 50 (7) 4 (2) 54
22  SERBIA 54 (5) 54
24  ROMANIA 51 (4) 51
25  LITHUANIA 22 (2) 19 (2) 41
26  IRELAND 20 (3) 18 (2) 38
27  PORTUGAL 30 (3) 5 (2) 35
28  AUSTRIA 22 (5) 7 (2) 29
29  CROATIA 8 (1) 17 (2) 25
30  MOLDOVA 24 (1) 24
31  ESTONIA 2 (1) 20 (1) 22
32  BELARUS 21 (2) 21
33  BULGARIA 8 (1) 12 (1) 20
34  SLOVAKIA 4 (1) 15 (3) 19
35  LUXEMBOURG 12 (1) 12
36  LIECHTENSTEIN 2 (1) 2

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