2020 Luxembourg Euro Meet
- January 24th-26th, 2020
- Centre National Sportif et Culturel d’Coque, Luxembourg
- LCM (50m) Course
- Meet Site
Organizers of the 2020 Luxembourg Euro Meet have announced details for the 2020 edition, which will take place from January 24-26th.
Among the initial headliners for the meet are Finnish breaststroker Jenna Laukkanen and German backstroker Jenny Mensing. Laukkanen was the 2015 European Short Course Champion in both the 50 and 100 breaststrokes, while Mensing was the 2012 European Champion in the 100 back in long course.
In the men’s events, Luxembourg will pit one of their best ever, 30-year old Laurent Carnol, against Lithuania’s Giedrius Titenis in the men’s breaststroke races. This will be a revival of a Euro Meet rivalry from the 2014 edition.
“We are in contact with other top stars of the international swimming scene. I can promise that we will once again present swimming at its best with Olympic and World Champions at d´Coque to the Luxembourg public,” says Meet Director Serge Hollerich.
In the first part of 2020, after the dust from the World Cup, International Swimming League, and European Championships have settled, there is a bit of a void in the elite swimming circuit until National Championships kick up in April.
In Europe, that void, rather than being filled with championship meets or well-defined series, is usually full of racing at one-off meets like the Euro Meet, which in January is often a big early-year benchmark.
While only a handful of names have been announced for the 2020 meet, the meet usually draws in more European stars. Last season, that included World Record holder and Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu, World Record holder and Olympic champion Sarah Sjostrom, British backstroke champion Georgia Davies, and World Record holder Kliment Kolesnikov.