The Netherlands’ Kira Toussaint will look to finish off the sprint backstroke double on Friday as she takes on GBR’s Kathleen Dawson in the women’s 100 back.
Kathleen Dawson thrived under the pressure of having to race the 100 back final a second time, reaffirming her gold medal victory in a time of 58.49.
Molly Renshaw took control of the women’s 200 breaststroke, opening a huge lead on the field to ultimately earn the victory in 2:21.34.
Following her 2nd place finish in the 200m freestyle at the European Championships, Federica Pellegrini said that she did not even intend to swim the event.
Take a look at the overall medal standings through day 5 of the European Championships, with a new leader atop the table.
Here are the most beautiful images of the races of day 5 at the 2021 LEN European Swimming Championship in Budapest, Hungary
The trio of Turkish swimmers tested positive for the virus upon arrival at their training base in Ankara following a meet in Edirne.
In the re-swim, Dawson got the job done again. Though she loses her PB of 58.18, she still owns the meet record and keeps her European gold medal.
Leon Marchand, the French Record holder in the 400 IM, sprained his finger in the warmup pool and will head home early from the European Championships.
Kathleen Dawson won the initial race in a European Championship Record of 58.18, which will no longer count due to a timing error.
Freya Anderson anchored the Great Britain women’s 800 free relay to victory, moving them into the top Olympic Wildcard spot.
Anastasia Gorbenko is continuing her onslaught through the Israeli swimming national record book with a national-best 2:10.35 in the 200 IM.
The men’s 200m free was a lights-out race, as another member of the 1:44 club has been officially initiated with Russia’s Martin Malyutin’s 1:44.79 victory.
Making it onto the podium tonight with the silver medal in the women’s 200m breaststroke event was Lisa Mamie of Switzerland.
Roman Mityukov (above) destroyed his Swiss National Record from January by more than a seconds. Francisco Santos beat his Portuguese National Record by .18.