Rapsys Set For Lithuania Championships On Thursday


  • Thursday, May 27th – Saturday, May 29th
  • Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • LCM (50m)
  • Olympic Qualifier
  • Start Lists/Results

25-year-old Danas Rapsys is among the athletes set to compete at the Lithuanian Swimming Championships slated to kick off tomorrow, Thursday, May 27th in Klaipeda.

Fresh off his bronze medal in the men’s 400m freestyle at the just-concluded European Championships in Budapest, Hungary, the freestyle ace is set to compete this weekend in his home nation.

Rapsys is already qualified for this summer’s Olympic Games in the mens’ 200m and 400m freestyle but is set to still race at this domestic event, alongside teammates Andrius Sidlauskas, Simonas Bilis and Giedrius Titenis.  Sidlauskas is qualified for Tokyo in the 100m and 200m breast while Titenis is ready for Tokyo in the 100m breast.

Polish swimmers Kacper Majchrzak and Konrad Czerniak are among the foreign athletes registered for this 3-day affair, adding to the 350+ athlete entries. Wojciech Wojdak is also among the competitors entered in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle events.

For the women, Kotryna Teterevkova highlights the entries, with the 19-year-old leading the 100m breast and 200m breast entrants.

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3 months ago

Lol i didn’t know we could comment this post is cool!

3 months ago

That picture: “Mom says it’s my turn to play the xbox.”

3 months ago

Euros was not even his final form

3 months ago

What a charming man, hopefully he doesn’t stop a 50 early

3 months ago

Just read up on this guy. Interesting combination of events. Try as I may I can’t think of another swimmer past or present so good at both back and mid distance free. I will probably think of one in around 16 minutes though.

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  BearlyBreathing
3 months ago

lochte was 1:44 and 1:52 in 2011, peirsol was on a few 4x200s early in his career and the 200 back was phelps’ 6-8th best event during his peak

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3 months ago


Reply to  BearlyBreathing
3 months ago

Bobby Hurley LCM bests: 25.0 50 back & 15.00 1500 free. World SC champ 4×2 free and 50 back.

Some range.

Last edited 3 months ago by Dee
Reply to  BearlyBreathing
3 months ago

Laure Manaudou comes to mind. What I find interesting about Rapsys is that he was initially a backstroker, but has since shifted his focus to mid-distance freestyle. From what I can tell, it’s more common for swimmers to start out as middle-distance freestylers, but evolve into sprinters and/or stroke specialists as their careers progress (James Guy for example).

Reply to  BearlyBreathing
3 months ago

Tim Shaw had a pretty good 200 backstroke back in the 70s

3 months ago

The Lithuanian Brad Pitt!

3 months ago

Can they still qualify for Olympics at this meet?

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