The first day of swimming action at the 2021 European Championships ended in Budapest, Hungary. The best moments of the Day 1.
Great Britain used a new national record in the women’s 400 free relay to now lead the Wildcard spots for the Tokyo Olympics
The 20-year-old Russian says the 23.93 50 back world record came as a bit of surprise, though he was confident that he could make it happen.
Recovering from a broken elbow, Sjostrom says she’s only returned to butterfly in the past week, and may only contest the 50 free & 100 free at the Olympics.
Elizaveta Chmykhova took the women’s 100 back title on Sunday night by over two seconds after placing second in the 50 back on Saturday night.
Femke Heemskerk anchored the Netherlands home in 51.99 on the women’s 400 free relay, marking the second sub-52 split of her career.
Katinka Hosszu will look to reclaim the European title in the women’s 400 IM after winning three straight golds in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov is the new world record holder in the men’s 50m backstroke after throwing down a time of 23.93 in Budapest.