2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Swimming: Monday, May 17th – Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
- Budapest, Hungary
- Prelims at 10:00 am local/Finals at 6:00 pm local
- Event Site
- Entry List
- Live Results
- Live Stream
Reported by James Sutherland.
WOMEN’S 100 BREAST SEMI-FINALS
- European Record: 1:04.35, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU), 2013
- European Championship Record: 1:05.53, Yuliya Efimova (RUS), 2018
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:07.07
- Sophie Hansson (SWE), 1:05.69
- Martina Carraro (ITA), 1:06.09
- Molly Renshaw (GBR), 1:06.21
- Arianna Castiglioni (ITA) / Yuliya Efimova (RUS), 1:06.24
- Mona McSharry (IRL), 1:06.42
- Eneli Jefimova (EST), 1:06.47
- Sarah Vasey (GBR), 1:06.53
Martina Carraro‘s early speed paid off in the first semi of the women’s 100 breast, out in a quick 30.92 before holding on to touch first in 1:06.09. Carraro set an Italian Record of 1:05.86 in April.
Sophie Hansson shattered the Swedish Record to win the second semi-final in 1:05.69, lowering her previous record of 1:06.17 set at the Swim Open Stockholm last month. Hansson moves up to the #2 spot in the world rankings, trailing only Lilly King (1:05.32).
Molly Renshaw (1:06.21) reset the British Record to qualify third overall for the final, lowering the 2016 mark of 1:06.34 previously held by Siobhan-Marie O’Connor.
Back in seventh, Eneli Jefimova broke her Estonian Record in 1:06.47, with her previous mark of 1:06.82 also set at the Swim Open Stockholm in April.