Russia closes with 23 of 42 gold medals at 2015 European Games

It was a week of well-documented Russian dominance, and the 2015 European Games closed Saturday with Russia holding more than half of the gold medals given out in swimming.

Russia’s crew of juniors earned 23 gold medals out of a total 42, crushing the competition at every turn. That included multiple Junior World Records, one coming in the boys 100 breast on the final day from Anton Chupkov.

Great Britain was the clear second-place team, earning 7 golds. Those two programs were the only two to win more than three events over the course of the week.

The Brits mostly matched Russia in silvers and bronzes, but that deficit of 23 golds to 7 golds was the major difference in the overall medal count.

Russia’s stockpiling aside, the rest of the medals actually spread out pretty well between various nations. 18 different nationalities picked up swimming medals, with 10 different countries winning events. Germany wound up third overall with 3 golds and 13 total medals.

We’ve got the full final medal tallies below:

Rank Country Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Total
1
Russian Federation Russia
23 7 12
42
2
Great Britain Great Britain
7 7 9
23
3
Germany Germany
3 4 6
13
4
France France
2 1 3
6
5
Austria Austria
2 1 0
3
6
Italy Italy
1 9 0
10
7
Netherlands Netherlands
1 5 0
6
8
Lithuania Lithuania
1 1 0
2
9
Ukraine Ukraine
1 0 2
3
10
Israel Israel
1 0 1
2
11
Spain Spain
0 2 2
4
12
Poland Poland
0 1 2
3
13
Greece Greece
0 1 1
2
13
Hungary Hungary
0 1 1
2
15
Belarus Belarus
0 1 0
1
15
Croatia Croatia
0 1 0
1
17
Denmark Denmark
0 0 3
3
18
Serbia Serbia
0 0 1
1

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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