2019 LEN EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, December 4th – Sunday, December 8th
- Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
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- Competition Schedule
- Results Documents
- Live Video – LEN TV
The Russian quartet of Vladimir Morozov, Vladislav Grinev, Arina Surkova and Maria Kameneva closed out the penultimate night of finals at the European Short Course Championships with a bang, breaking the Continental Record in the mixed 4×50 freestyle relay.
Morozov opened things up in a blistering 20.65, the only lead-off swimmer sub-21, and then Grinev equalled that time with a flying start as they maintained a slight edge over France, who had Florent Manaudou drop a 20.09 swimming second for one of the fastest splits of all-time.
Surkova split 23.87 to put them second to the French going into the anchor, and then Kameneva clocked 23.14, the second-fastest female split in the field, to bring them in for gold and a final time of 1:28.31.
That edges out the previous European and Championship Record of 1:28.39 set by the Netherlands at the 2017 Championships in Copenhagen. That mark was set by Nyls Korstanje, Kyle Stolk, Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Femke Heemskerk.
|Netherlands, 2017||Russia, 2019|
|Korstanje – 21.42||Morozov – 20.65|
|Stolk – 20.66||Grinev – 20.65|
|Kromowidjojo – 23.01||Surkova – 23.87|
|Heemskerk – 23.30||Kameneva – 23.14|
The Russians also took out their previous National Record, which stood at 1:28.53 from the last edition of this meet in 2017.
Great Britain nabbed the silver medal in a time of 1:28.64, led by Anna Hopkin who had the top female leg in 23.13, and then France settled for bronze in 1:28.86. Both of those swims were National Records.