Russia hits 10 golds, 22 total swimming medals on day 3 of European Games

The Russians continue to lead the swimming medal tables after day 3 of the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Russian federation cracked double digits in golds on the third day of action by taking 4 event wins, including two junior world records.

The first came courtesy of 16-year-old breaststroker Maria Astashkina, who knocked down the 200 breast record with a 2:23.06. She would come back to lead the girls 4×100 medley relay to a junior world record to end the session.

The Russians also won the men’s 200 fly with Daniil Pakhomov and the men’s 4×200 free relay.

They now have 22 total medals, leading Great Britain by 9. Those two nations are far and away leading the swimming medal tables so far.

One nation that had a great day worth noting: Austria didn’t even register on the medal table yesterday with no hardware yet earned. But day 3 brought back-to-back gold medals for the Austrians, vaulting them to a tie for 3rd in swimming golds. It was Sebastian Steffan who opened the gate with a 200 IM win, and in the very next event, Caroline Pilhatsch won the women’s 50 back.

Rank Country Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Total
1
Russian Federation Russia
10 5 7
22
2
Great Britain Great Britain
5 3 5
13
3
Germany Germany
2 3 3
8
4
Austria Austria
2 0 0
2
5
Italy Italy
1 6 0
7
6
Netherlands Netherlands
1 2 0
3
7
France France
1 1 2
4
8
Ukraine Ukraine
1 0 1
2
9
Lithuania Lithuania
1 0 0
1
10
Hungary Hungary
0 1 1
2
11
Croatia Croatia
0 1 0
1
11
Poland Poland
0 1 0
1
11
Greece Greece
0 1 0
1
14
Spain Spain
0 0 2
2
15
Denmark Denmark
0 0 1
1
15
Israel Israel
0 0 1
1
15
Serbia Serbia
0 0 1
1

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Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career of almost two decades wasn’t enough for this Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for SwimSwam.com, covering swimming at every level. He’s an …

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