2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Swimming: Monday, May 17th – Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
- Budapest, Hungary
- Prelims at 10:00 am local/Finals at 6:00 pm local
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Reported by James Sutherland.
WOMEN’S 100 BACK FINAL (OFFICIAL RE-SWIM)
- European Record: 58.12, Gemma Spofforth (GBR), 2009
- European Championship Record: 58.44, Kathleen Dawson (GBR), 2021
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:00.25
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.