Russia Overpowers Overall Medal Table In Copenhagen

EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

After dominating performances throughout the 2017 European Short Course Championships by Vlad Morozov, Kliment Kolesnikov, Aleksandr Popkov, Kirill Prigoda and others, Russia maintained a healthy lead in the medal table, which held through the end of the competition. Through all 40 events, Russia took the total medals to 18 in all, highlighted by 9 golds by the men.

Hungary was next, with mega help from the Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu, Boglarka Kapas, Peter Bernek, Laszlo Cseh, Gergely Gyurta and more. Collectively they earned 2nd place as a nation, owning 13 medals with 9 coming from the women and 4 coming from the men.

Italy managed to race its way to 3rd place with 17 total medals, but fell behind Hungary due to 3 fewer golds.

At the 2015 edition of these championships, it was Hungary at the top of the food chain with an incredible 11 total gold medals, while Italy finished 2nd in the medal standings and Germany was 3rd. Although Hungary and Italy finished near the top again this time around, Germany fell to 5th place in the medal table standings, while Russia leapfrogged over several nations to improve upon its 4th place finish back in 2015.

 

  MEDAL TABLE AFTER 40 EVENTS
RANK NOC WOMEN MEN MIXED TOTAL
G S B TOTAL G S B TOTAL G S B TOTAL G S B TOTAL RNK BY TOTAL
1  RUSSIA 2 2 9 4 2 15 1 1 9 5 4 18 1
2  HUNGARY 7 2 9 1 1 2 4 8 3 2 13 3
3  ITALY 1 3 4 5 6 1 12 1 1 5 7 5 17 2
4  NETHERLANDS 3 3 2 8 1 1 2 2 5 3 3 11 4
5  SWEDEN 3 3 1 7 3 3 1 7 6
5  GERMANY 2 1 3 1 2 1 4 3 3 1 7 6
7  LITHUANIA 2 2 1 1 2 3 1 4 10
8  FRANCE 1 2 3 6 1 1 1 1 1 2 5 8 5
9  UKRAINE 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 12
10  GREAT BRITAIN 1 1 4 6 1 1 4 6 9
11  SPAIN 1 1 2 1 1 2 14
12  DENMARK 3 4 7 3 4 7 6
13  POLAND 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 12
14  FINLAND 2 2 2 2 14
14  GREECE 2 2 2 2 14
16  BELGIUM 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 14
16  BELARUS 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 14
18  NORWAY 1 1 3 3 4 4 10
19  ROMANIA 1 1 1 1 19
19  LIECHTENSTEIN 1 1 1 1 19
19  SERBIA 1 1 1 1 19
TOTAL 19 19 19 57 19 19 20 58 2 2 2 6 40 40 41 121

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That’s dope!

MIKE IN DALLAS
Given the banning of many Russian athletes in 2016 @ Rio; the catastrophic cheating now verified @ Sochi of many Russian athletes; and the upcoming banning of many Russian athletes in PyeongChang, South Korea; can anyone take the leading country of this swimming table seriously? After so many egregious offenses (and IOC / FINA still not clamping down hard enough IMHO!) what, then, are we to do? I just don’t believe the validity of these aggregate tables. Are a few Russian athletes clean? Sure! But given the PED morass of the Russian Federation, can we find and honor these few needles in a haystack of ethical waste without dishonoring athletes of other countries who are clean – and have a… Read more »

Not sure why all the downvotes – I thought that was a well-worded sentiment that lot’s of people are thinking.

completelyconquered

It’s the fancy bears doing all the downvoting.

tammy touchpad error

They have troll factories… Of course they’re downvoting on this site on a systematic level. This is the biggest site in swimming in the west.

We can’t take the country as a whole seriously anymore. They are thorough and aggressively at war with the west and the US even if its not as clear as machine guns and grenades. The world has moved on, and there is a lot of gray areas and confusion. Welcome to the 21st century.

MIKE IN DALLAS

Thanks to both of you!
I don’t see the problem with my remarks, either.
Kinda thought they were “self-evident”?!

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Hi Braden. Error from my part. I forgot to click on read more to make appear the list correctly. It works.

Gotcha. It’s an annoying feature, that I wish we wouldn’t have to use…but when individual comments or comment threads get longer, Google decides the content is “too long” and won’t index the article. So, collapsing them is the best solution we have to keep us from being kicked out of google altogether.

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Hi Bobo , i wondered what happened to you after this summer ….glad u are back home .

Welcome back Bobo. Hasn’t been the same without you.

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