2019 EUROPEAN JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 7th
- Aquatics Palace, Kazan, Russia
- Meet Site
- Entry List
- Day 1 Prelims Recap/Day 1 Finals Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Recap/Day 2 Finals Recap
- Day 3 Prelims Recap/Day 3 Finals Recap
- Live Results
- Live Stream
Rafaela Azevedo took down her own Portuguese National Record twice in the women’s 50 backstroke on Friday, doing so in both the prelims and semis at the 2019 European Junior Championships in Kazan, Russia.
In the heats Acevedo tied for the fourth fastest time in the field at 28.79, breaking her mark of 29.02 from the Portuguese National Championships in April.
Tonight, the 17-year-old finished second in semi #2 in a time of 28.55 to lower the record once again.
In the final, which was contested later on in the session, Acevedo placed sixth in a time of 28.69. Russian Daria Vaskina was the victor in a time of 27.82, breaking her meet record from last year of 27.90.
Acevedo is also Portugal’s National Record holder in the 100 back, where she has been 1:01.97 (also at their National Championships in April). That event will kick off Saturday morning, where she enters seeded in a tie for sixth.