After resetting her best time from 2013 in the semis, Ruta Meilutyte has the chance to reclaim the European title in the women’s 50 breaststroke.
Gregorio Paltrinieri aims to reclaim the European title in the men’s 1500 freestyle after winning three straight gold medals from 2012 to 2016.
This morning’s prelims session features heats of the men’s 50 free, women’s 200 fly, men’s 100 back, women’s 50 breast, men’s 200 IM, and mixed 4×200 relay.
Rodrigues’ record this morning marks the 7th event in which a Portuguese Record has been broken at this meet.
The previous record was set by Costa at the 2022 Portuguese Championships, which were held in April, just 4 months ago.
The nation of Portugal hosted a Tokyo preparation meet over the weekend, with one national record biting the dust by the time all was said and done.
Olympic champion in the women’ s200 fly, Mireia Belmonte of Spain, is among those elite heading to Portugal August 14th-16th.
Lithuanian swimmer Deividas Margevicius is among the visiting swimmers set to take part in this week’s Romanian International Championships.