2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
With the 2021 European Aquatics Championships now having concluded, we can reflect on the swimming medal table and overall aquatics medal table resulting from action in Budapest, Hungary.
Specifically in pool swimming, Great Britain wound up on top of the medal table for the first time since the 2014 edition of these Championships in Berlin. The squad collectively came home with 11 swimming titles which contributed to the nation’s overall haul of 26 medals. Of those, 11 were gold, 9 were silver and 6 were bronze.
Additionally, Great Britain set a new record mark of earning 7 relay titles out of 9 possible, giving a glimpsed into what’s possible for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Not able to defend its national swimming medal-leading status from 2018 in Glasgow, Russia settled for second place, collecting 22 medals overall, including 9 gold. Two were courtesy of Kliment Kolesnikov‘s world record-breaking 50m backstroke, with the man also doubling up on the 100m free gold.
GBR’s Adam Peaty was also among the double medalists, reaping the top prize in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke events, while Italy’s Simona Quadarella marked the only triple gold medalist. She remarkably repeated her gold medal result across the 400m, 800m and 1500m freesytle events from Glasgow 3 years ago.
Quadarella’s teammate, 16-year-old Benedetta Pilato, also contributed to Italy’s 3rd place finish here in Budapet, courtesy of her gold medal performance in the 50m breast. The teen fired off a new World Record in the semi-final.
Swimming Medal Table
Overall Aquatics Medal Table