2015 EUROPEAN GAMES
- Tuesday, June 23 – Saturday, June 27, 2015
- Baku Aquatic Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan
- Prelims: 12:30 am EST; Finals: 8:30 am EST
- Meet Preview
- Start lists, timeline and results can be found here.
- Live Video
In the final of the women’s 200 breaststroke at the 2015 European Games, 16 year old Russian breaststroker Maria Astashinka ran away from the field, winning her second gold medal of the games and breaking the Jr World Record with her time of 2:23.06.
That time will stand as the 6th fastest time in the world this year, and breaks Viktoriya Solnceva‘s previous Jr World Record of 2:23.12 from the 2013 Junior World Championships.
Earlier this week Astashinka won gold in the women’s 50 meter breaststroke with her time of 31.58. Tomorrow she will compete in the 100 meter breaststroke and have a change to go for her third individual gold medal of the meet. The Jr World record in the women’s 100 breaststroke will be much harder to reach, although it is not out of the picture. Rita Meilutyte currently holds the Jr World Record with her time of 1:05.21.