Margherita Panziera Gives Detailed Breakdown of Navigating 100 Back Re-Swim

2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by James Sutherland.

WOMEN’S 100 BACK FINAL (OFFICIAL RE-SWIM)

  1. Kathleen Dawson (GBR), 58.49
  2. Margherita Panziera (ITA), 59.01
  3. Maria Kameneva (RUS), 59.22

It wasn’t as fast as she had initially gone, but ultimately it doesn’t matter as Great Britain’s Kathleen Dawson officially wins the women’s 100 backstroke in a time of 58.49, 31 one hundredths slower than her 58.18 from the original final. Dawson also was .05 off her Championship Record set in the semis.

The major change in the podium came in the silver medal position, where Italy’s Margherita Panziera, after coming home in 30.10, finds herself snagging second in 59.01. Panziera had gone 59.65 for fourth earlier in the session.

Kira Toussaint, who thought she had won silver after going 59.02 earlier, falls off the podium in fourth, clocking 59.32. Russia’s Maria Kameneva maintains the bronze medal, going 59.22 after a 59.13 in the original heat.

Louise Hansson, who clearly missed the start in the initial final, swam over two seconds faster (and exactly the same as her semi-final time) in 1:00.04 to take sixth.

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Deepblue
3 months ago

Such a class act, she deserves good luck in Tokyo!

Yozhik
Reply to  Deepblue
3 months ago

Of course there is none of her fault of what has happened. Under the circumstances she was put into she won fairly the place on the podium. The decision to not race for the second time wasn’t entirely up to her. But if she believes that it isn’t right then don’t make such an interview without giving up officially your medal and prize money.
Then it would be a class act.

RMS
Reply to  Yozhik
3 months ago

How do you know she didn’t offer the medal to Kira?

Yozhik
Reply to  RMS
3 months ago

I don’t. Maybe because nobody reported about that.

Stinky
3 months ago

What a refreshingly humble and honest answer, great integrity!

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