Russia Pulls Ahead With 4-Medal Haul On Day 2 Of European Junior Championships

2021 EUROPEAN JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Russian contingent at the 2021 European Swimming Championships pulled into the lead on the medal table on day 2 of racing and now sits atop the list of nations with 8 medals total.

Daria Klepikova and Daria Tatarinova contributed to the efforts with their 1-2 finish in the women’s 100 freestyle final. Klepikova took gold with a 54.75 while Tatarinova took silver with a 55.12. The other 2 individual medals came in the women’s 50 breaststroke where Elena Bogomolova registered a 30.68 to take silver and in the men’s 100 backstroke where Aleksei Tkachev was bronze in a 54.34.

Russia also managed to collect a gold medal in the mixed 4×100 freestyle relay courtesy of Reznichenko (49.61), Kosenkov (50.41), Tatarinova (54.56), and Klepikova (55.13).

Turkey picked up another 2 medals on day 2, adding to their 3 medals from day 1. Merve Tuncel took gold in the women’s 800 freestyle in national record-breaking time of 8:21.91 and she was joined by teammate Beril Boecekler who hit an 8:33.52 for silver.

After winning 0 medals on day 1 of the meet, Italy established a 3rd placed position in the rankings courtesy of their triple medal haul on day 2. World record holder Benedetta Pilato led the charge by taking gold in the women’s 50 breaststroke as she hit a 30.13. Giulia Vetrano also collected a medal for Italy, hitting an 8:35.84 in the women’s 800 freestyle final. Their third medal of the day came in the mixed 4×100 freestyle thanks to a 3:31.70 in the final.

Great Britain’s Evelyn Davis won the country’s only medal of the day by taking bronze in the women’s 100 freestyle with a 55.25. Great Britain is now tied with Poland and Hungary for 4th on the medal table as Ksawery Masiuk won gold for Poland in the men’s 100 backstroke (53.91) and Hungary took bronze in the mixed 4×100 freestyle (3:31.85).

Josif Miladinov won Bulgaria’s first medal of the meet with a 23.59 in the 50 butterfly for gold and Tobias Schulrath followed with a 23.72 for silver to give Ukraine their first medal. Daniel Gracik rounded out the podium with a 23.79 which marked the Czech Republic’s second medal of the meet after David Kounty‘s bronze medal 400 freestyle swim on day 1.

The final individual medals on day 2 went to Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zheltyakov who took silver in the men’s 100 backstroke and Eneli Jefimova who was bronze in the women’s 50 breast (30.91).

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia 3 3 2 8
2 Turkey 2 2 1 5
3 Italy 1 1 1 3
4 Great Britain 1 0 1 2
4 Poland 1 0 1 2
4 Hungary 1 0 1 1
7 Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
8 Ukraine 0 1 0 1
8 Germany 0 1 0 1
8 Romania 0 1 0 1
8 Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 1 0 1
12 Czech Republic 0 0 2 2
13 Estonia 0 0 1 1

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nuotofan
1 year ago

Slight correction: Schulrath gave Germany their first medal. A curiosity: watching the starting lists and the results, I noted how many German swimmers were born the first day of the years (for instance Schulrath 01/01/03, Jahn 01/01/03 and many others in 2003-2004-2005). I don’t know if it’s an error in the data communication, otherwise it’s really strange..

Last edited 1 year ago by nuotofan
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1 year ago

Error in data communication, Schulrath e.g. was born in March.