Russia Leads Euros Medal Table After Open Water, Diving, And Artistic Swimming

2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Monday, May 17 marks the beginning of the pool swimming portion of the 2021 European Aquatics Championships. Running from the 17th until Sunday, the 23rd, the fourth and final component of the championships follows the open water, artistic swimming, and diving competitions earlier on this month.

Russia topped the medal table across the artistic swimming events, collecting 6 out of 10 gold medals. Two of those medals came from the duo of Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina as they pulled out the win in both the duet free routine and the duet technical routine. Kolesnichenko and Romashina also contributed to Russia’s team technical routine.

Ukraine followed Russia in the artistic swimming medal table and actually won the most medals of any nation, picking up 4 golds and 4 silvers for a total of 8. Ukraine’s star performer throughout the competition was Marta Fiedina who contributed to all 8 of those podium finishes.

Final Artistic Swimming Medal Table

RANK NATION GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1 Russia 6 0 0 6
2 Ukraine 4 4 0 8
3 Spain 0 3 1 4
4 Greece 0 2 1 3
5 Belarus 0 1 2 3
6 Austria 0 0 2 2
Italy 0 0 2 2
8 Hungary 0 0 1 1
Israel 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands and Gregorio Paltrinieri started strong in the open water races and both collected gold in the 5k and 10k individual women’s and men’s races, respectively. Paltrinieri went on the pick up a third gold medal in the team 5k event along with Italian teammates Rachele Bruni, Giulia Gabbrielleschi, and Domenico Acerenza.

Paltrinieri’s 2 individual golds, the team 5k gold were 3 of Italy’s 8 total medals. Matteo Furlan added to the total as he took silver in the men’s 5k, while Giulia Gabbrielleschi took silver in the women’s 5k. Italy’s final 3 medals came in the form of 3 bronze medals from Dario Verani in the men’s 5k, Rachele Bruni in the women’s 10k, and Barbara Pozzobon in the women’s 25k.

Van Rouwendaal’s double gold medal performance accounted for the Netherlands’ only 2 open water medals at the championships. France was 3rd on the medal table thanks to Axel Reymond‘s 25k gold, Marc-Antoine Olivier‘s double gold in the 5k and 10k, Lara Grangeon‘s 25k silver, and Océane Cassignol‘s bronze medal in the 5k.

Final Open Water Medal Table

RANK NATION GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1 Italy 3 2 3 8
2 Netherlands 2 0 0 2
3 France 1 3 1 5
4 Germany 1 1 1 3
5 Hungary 0 1 1 2
6 Russia 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

Just as they did in the artistic swimming portion, Russia topped the medal table in the diving events by collecting 5 gold, 4 silver, and 4 bronze medals for a total of 13. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Aleksandr Bondar won the men’s 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform dives, respectively while Anna Konanykhina took gold in the women’s 10-meter platform. Russia’s other 2 golds came from in the women’s 10-meter synchro event and the mixed team event.

Germany’s Tina Punzel and Patrick Hausding both earned 4 podium finishes to help Germany place second overall on the medal table. Punzel won gold in the women’s individual 3-meter springboard gold and the women’s 3-meter springboard synchro event alongside Lena Hentschel. Punzel also took silver in the mixed 3-meter springboard synchro event with Lou Massenberg and contributed to Germany’s 3rd place finish in the mixed team event.

Patrick Hausding was also a part of the bronze medal finish for Germany, adding to his gold medal performances in the men’s individual 1-meter springboard, men’s 3-meter springboard synchro, and the men’s 10-meter platform synchro with Timo Barthel.

Final Diving Medal Table

RANK NATION GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1 Russia 5 4 4 13
2 Germany 4 1 3 8
3 Italy 2 3 2 7
4 Great Britain 1 4 1 6
5 Ukraine 1 0 2 3
6 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
7 Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 13 13 13 39

Upon the conclusion of the artistic swimming, diving, and open water portions of the 2021 European Aquatics Championships, Russia leads the overall medal table with 11 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals. So far 15 countries have collected hardware, sharing the 90 total medals that have so far been given out.

The pool swimming portion, however, will likely provide a significant shakeup of the medal standings considering that 129 medals are still to be given out across 34 total individual men’s and women’s events, and 9 total relays.

Overall Medal Table (Artistic Swimming/Diving/Open Water)

RANK NATION GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1 Russia 11 4 5 20
2 Italy 5 5 7 17
3 Ukraine 5 4 2 11
4 Germany 5 2 4 11
5 Netherlands 2 0 0 2
6 Great Britain 1 4 1 6
7 France 1 3 1 5
8 Spain 0 3 1 4
9 Greece 0 2 1 3
10 Belarus 0 1 2 3
Hungary 0 1 2 3
12 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
13 Austria 0 0 2 2
 14 Israel 0 0 1 1
Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 30 30 30 90

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