Luke Greenbank did it again, breaking his own hours-old British national record in the men’s 200m backstroke for top seed here in Budapest.
British ace Kathleen Dawson broke the European Championships record en route to 100m backstroke gold tonight in Budapest.
Many of the gold medalists were caught by surprise when they noticed their respective family members waving to them on the giant screen.
Russia’s Maria Kameneva has scratched the 100 free semifinals for tonight’s session, focusing instead on securing a medal in the 100 back final.
Luke Greenbank now ranks just 1 spot behind Michael Phelps for 13th place in the all-time global rankings in the 200 meter backstroke.
The day 5 prelims docket includes events such as the men’s 50 breast, women’s 100 free, men’s 800, women’s 200 IM, men’s 200 back, and women’s 4×200 free.
Anton Chupkov defended his title in the 200 breast, turning 6th at the 100 (1:02.31) before closing in 1:04.68 (32.43/32.25) for a final time of 2:06.99.
Boglarka Kapas assumed control of the women’s 200 fly final on the second 50 and cruised to victory in a time of 2:06.50, defending her title from 2018.
Romanian Robert Glinta charged down the last few meters to emerge victorious in a razor-thin men’s 100 backstroke final, taking gold in a time of 52.88.
Italian legend Federica Pellegrini will look to win her fifth European LC title in the women’s 200 freestyle on Day 4 in Budapest.
2021 European swimming Championship will run through Sunday, May 23. This are the best moments of the 4th day of competition
After placing 16th in the individual 100 backstroke, Kolesnikov redeemed himself on day 4 with a powerful 52.09 relay leg.
World champion Boglarka Kapas helped move her nation of Hungary into the 3rd slot on the overall European Championships medal table.
Switzerland used a 50.98 butterfly split by Noe Ponti to move into the fourth Wildcard spot in the 400 mixed medley relay
Following his Championship record in the 200 butterfly, Kristof Milak explained that he felt “tense” before the race, almost throwing up in the call room.