Great Britain Surges to the Top of the Medal Table Saturday

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 5

  • Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd
  • Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)
  • Finals: 6:00 PM (London Time) / 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
  • London Aquatics Center, London, UK
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results
  • Live Stream

After sitting in the three-way tie with Italy and Hungary yesterday at 13 medals apiece, the British scored four top-three performances in finals tonight, jumping to the top of the medal table with 17 total.

The Brits also top the two countries in the gold count, after a gold medal apiece from Fran Halsall and Adam Peaty tonight boosted them to a total 16 golds.

Italy and Hungary sit second with 15 medals apiece; thirteen of Italy’s and fourteen of Hungary’s are gold. The Netherlands is holding steady with their fourth place, bolstered by a win in the men’s 4×200 relay.

1  HUNGARY 6 1 1 8 2 2 2 6 1 1 8 3 4 15 2
2  ITALY 1 1 1 3 4 3 3 10 2 2 5 6 4 15 2
3  GREAT BRITAIN 1 3 5 9 3 1 3 7 1 1 5 4 8 17 1
4  NETHERLANDS 1 2 2 5 2 1 3 1 1 4 3 2 9 4
5  FRANCE 1 1 3 2 5 1 1 3 4 7 5
6  SWEDEN 3 1 4 3 1 4 7
7  DENMARK 2 3 5 1 1 2 4 6 6
8  UKRAINE 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 4 7
9  POLAND 1 1 2 1 1 2 11
10  LITHUANIA 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 10
11  GREECE 1 1 2 1 1 2 11
12  SPAIN 3 1 4 3 1 4 7
13  ISRAEL 2 2 2 2 11
14  ICELAND 1 1 2 1 1 2 11
14  RUSSIA 1 1 2 1 1 2 11
14  SLOVENIA 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 11
14  BELGIUM 1 1 2 1 1 2 11
18  GERMANY 1 1 1 1 18
18  NORWAY 1 1 1 1 18
18  SERBIA 1 1 1 1 18
21  PORTUGAL 1 1 1 1 18
21  CROATIA 1 1 1 1 18
TOTAL 15 15 15 45 17 17 18 52 2 2 2 6 34 34 35 103

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 holds a commanding lead over Hungary, who has, in turn, lengthened their lead on Great Britain from one point yesterday to 12 points today. While Hungary boasts superstars like Laszlo Cseh and Katinka Hosszu, they can’t quite touch Italy in depth.

Countries with the most finals swims: 

  1. Italy: 56
  2. Great Britain: 48
  3. Hungary: 43
  4. France/Poland: 24
  5. Greece: 21
  6. Netherlands/Sweden/Spain: 20
TROPHY AFTER 34 EVENTS
RANK NAT MEN WOMEN MIXED POINTS
1  ITALY 344 (26) 294 (28) 64 (2) 702
2  HUNGARY 249 (22) 272 (19) 56 (2) 577
3  GREAT BRITAIN 259 (24) 269 (23) 36 (1) 564
4  NETHERLANDS 105 (6) 184 (13) 36 (1) 325
5  FRANCE 190 (15) 90 (8) 30 (1) 310
6  SWEDEN 42 (7) 147 (11) 56 (2) 245
7  SPAIN 54 (8) 172 (12) 226
8  POLAND 171 (16) 43 (8) 214
9  GREECE 151 (15) 37 (6) 188
10  BELGIUM 119 (7) 56 (6) 175
11  DENMARK 33 (4) 128 (9) 161
12  SLOVENIA 60 (8) 91 (11) 151
13  UKRAINE 96 (10) 41 (4) 137
14  CZECH REPUBLIC 48 (7) 86 (12) 134
15  FINLAND 44 (5) 63 (7) 20 (1) 127
16  ISRAEL 105 (10) 17 (2) 122
17  TURKEY 9 (4) 61 (6) 50 (2) 120
18  RUSSIA 100 (9) 16 (3) 116
19  NORWAY 41 (5) 3 (1) 44 (2) 88
20  ICELAND 21 (2) 57 (5) 78
21  SERBIA 70 (7) 70
21  LITHUANIA 51 (4) 19 (2) 70
23  SWITZERLAND 14 (3) 49 (5) 63
24  GERMANY 50 (7) 4 (2) 54
24  ROMANIA 54 (5) 54
26  IRELAND 24 (4) 18 (2) 42
27  AUSTRIA 22 (5) 15 (3) 37
28  PORTUGAL 30 (3) 5 (2) 35
29  SLOVAKIA 10 (2) 24 (5) 34
30  CROATIA 10 (2) 22 (3) 32
31  BULGARIA 8 (1) 23 (2) 31
32  MOLDOVA 24 (1) 24
33  ESTONIA 2 (1) 20 (1) 22
34  BELARUS 21 (2) 21
35  LIECHTENSTEIN 13 (2) 13
36  LUXEMBOURG 12 (1) 12
37  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2 (1) 2

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Brownish

The gold medals counting is wrong. Hungary 8, Italy 5, GB 4.

Brownish

Sorry GB has also 5 golds

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