Great Britain still leads the pool swimming medal table at the 2014 European Championships despite scoring just single bronze medal on day 3.
Sweden were the big movers on the third day, more than doubling its medal total and moving up to tie Britain with 3 golds. That was courtesy of a big women’s 100 free where Sarah Sjostrom nabbed gold and Michelle Coleman fought her way up to bronze. Sweden now has five total medals on the meet.
France sits third with two golds and four total medals. The French crew got a bronze medal from Yannick Agnel today in the 200 free – that was either a pleasant surprise or a disappointing result, depending on how you look at it. Agnel is widely considered one of the most talented freestylers in the world, and was expected to be a gold medal contender before the meet began. But his rocky prelims swims left him sitting 7th heading into the final, so his third-place finish was actually fairly high considering.
Italy was the other country to pick up three medals on the day. Buoyed by Gregorio Paltrinieri‘s European record 1500 free, Italy now sits sixth overall with a gold, a silver and four bronzes.
Full day 3 recap here.
2014 Pool Swimming Medals Table