Veronika Popova posted a 52.21 in the semi-final of the women’s 100 freestyle breaking her own Russian record of 52.45, which she put up at the World Short Course Championships in Doha.
Popova record breaking splits:
- Doha 2014 – 25.71/26.74 – 52.45
- Semi-final Netanya – 25.29/26.92 – 52.21
- Final Netanya – 25.26/26.76 – 52.02
With that time Popova collected the bronze behind Sarah Sjostrom and Ranomi Kromowidjojo. Her time also places her sixth in the world rankings.
Short Course European Championship results can be followed at this link. Please keep checking in to SwimSwam for more reports as the action unfolds.