National Record Round-Up For Day 3 Of 2019 European SC C’ships


As with the previous two days’ worth of competition at the 2019 European Short Course Championships, day 3 brought a myriad of national record-setting swims from swimmers who finished both on and off the podium.

Throughout tonight’s session, we reported on several big individual swims, such as Margherita Panziera‘s Italian Record in the women’s 200m back, Andrea Vazaios‘ European Record in the 200m IM and Mariia Kameneva‘s 100m IM Russian record, among many others.

But let’s do a quick roll call on other records that were noteworthy throughout the day.

  • Lisa Mamie broke the Swiss national record in the women’s 100m breaststroke. She first notched 1:05.38 in the prelims, then produced the 8th placed time of 1:05.37 in the evening.
  • Estonia’s Daniel Zaitsev cleared the national record in the morning heats of the men’s 50m free, clocking a personal best of 21.39. He ultimately finished 14th out of the semis in a time of 21.47.
  • Norway’s Niksa Stojkorski took 20th in the men’s 50m free, but not before he notched a national record of 21.61.
  • Turkish backstroke Ekaterina Avramova placed 8th in a time of 2:07.16 in tonight’s final but had earlier clocked a new national mark of 2:06.39 in the prelims.
  • Icelandic swimmer Anton McKee made it 3-for-3 in terms of breaststroke records broken, stopping the clock in a time of 57.21 for a new mark after the heats. He was slightly slower in 57.35 this evening but landed lane 8 for tomorrow night’s final.
  • Claudia Hufnagl of Austria made some waves, producing a time of 2:06.76 for a new national record in a swim-off to make the women’s 200m fly final. She bumped herself up to 6th place, adding just .03 to her time.
  • The men’s 200m IM was a firestorm, with Tomoe Hvas taking silver behind newly-minted European record holder Andreas Vazaios of Greece. After taking down the Norwegian record with his morning swim of 1:53.74, Hvas dropped it even further to a huge 1:51.74.
  • Yakov Toumarkin was also in that men’s 200m IM race, finishing 5th in a time of 1:53.57, good enough for a national record.
  • Scotland got a new record, courtesy of Ross Murdoch in the men’s 100m breast. His time of 56.83 has him seeded 4th into tomorrow night’s final.
  • Germany’s Christian Diener logged a new mark in the 100m back, giving Germany a time of 49.94. That matched the nation’s fastest from 2009.
  • Belgian Olympian Pieter Timmers hit a new lifetime best of 21.22 in the semi-finals of the men’s 50m free. The 31-year-old wound up 8th in tonight’s final, tying Italy’s Federico Bocchia in a time of 21.35.
  • The men’s 100m breaststroke also saw Danish swimmer Tobias Bjerg secure a new national record of 57.14 en route to qualifying in 7th for tomorrow night’s final.
  • Spain saw Bruno Ortiz touch in 57.84 for 13th in the men’s 100m breaststroke when all was said and done.
  • Irishman Shane Ryan loowered his own national record in the men’s 100m back to 50.42 to rank 6th for tomorrow’s final.
  • Ryan’s teammate Mona McSharry leads the women’s 100m breaststroke field into the final, establishing a new national record of 1:04.36 in the process.
  • En route to silver tonight in the men’s 1500m, Henrik Christiansen earned a lifetime best and Norwegian national record of 14:18.15.
  • Belarusian athlete Alina Zmushka nailed the 7th fastest time of the women’s 100m breaststroke semi-final, touching in 1:05.30 for a new national mark.
  • Making the men’s 100m breaststroke final as the 5th seed, Emre Sakci put up a new Turkish national record in 56.86, becoming the first man from his nation under 57 in the event.

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4 years ago

Delighted to see Ross Murdoch back on form

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