Slovakia To Send 12 To European Championships In London


The Slovak Swimming Federation has announced a team of 12 swimmers they’ll be sending to the European Championships being held in London, with the swimming portion of the event beginning Monday.

The roster is as follows:

Males (5): Marek Botik, Pavol Jelenak, Matej Kuchar, Richard Nagy and Tomas Puchly.

Females (7): Karolína Hajkova, Lucia Ledererova, Katarina Listopadova, Barbora Misendova, Andrea Podmanikova, Miroslava Syllabova and Karin Tomeckova.

They have also named three coaches: Lubos Krizko, Miroslav Machovic and Matus Putala.

Among the men Richard Nagy is the top billed swimmer, coming off two top-16 finishes at the 2015 World Championships. Nagy placed 12th in the 400 IM and 13th in the 1500 free. Nagy is entered in six events in London, with his top seedings coming in the 800 free (9th), 400 IM (10th), and 1500 free (12th).

The top performer on the women’s side in Kazan was Katarina Listopadova, who had her top finish in the 50 back (18th). Listopadova is seeded in the top-16 in both the 100 fly (8th) and the 100 back (13th).

Find the release from the Slovak Swimming Federation here.


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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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