Liukkonen is set to race at his 3rd straight Olympic Games just weeks after his breakthrough gold medal-winning 50 free at 2020 Euros.
Finnish national record holder Matti Mattsson claimed the title in the 200 breast on the first day of competition at the Finnish Swimming Championshisp.
Butterfly ace Chad le Clos (pictured) will open up this evening’s finals session in the men’s 100 fly after qualifying in 5th place
Follow along here for all of the action as we watch the fourth day of racing at the 2021 European Swimming Championships.
Matti Mattsson swam his second Finnish national record in Helsinki, breaking his 100 BR record at 1:00.46. Countrymate Ida Hulkko also hit 30.73 in the 50 BR.
Matti Mattsson highlighted day one Helsinki finals with a new Finnish national record in the 200 breast at 2:08.51, now No. 15 all-time in European history.
2013 World Championship bronze medalist Matti Mattsson will be among the Finnish stars in action later this week in Helsinki.
After breaking 5 SCM national records during ISL Season 2, 17-year-old Israeli Anastasia Gorbenko broke her first LCM national record in the 200 BK (2:10.86).
Sweden’s Louise Hansson improved her 100 fly PB from 57.10 to a 56.73 this evening, which ranks 5th in European history and 13th all-time.
Austrian Felix Auboeck improved from a 3:48.04 season best to a 3:44.51, just missing his own national record. He now ranks 3rd in the world this season.
The Latvian Open wrapped up today from Riga but not before 14-year-old Eneli Jefimova of Estonia claimed another breaststroke medal.
A speedy duel went down in Latvia between Belarusian Alina Zmushka and Estonian Eneli Jefimova in the women’s 200m breaststroke.
Belarusian short course 100 breaststroke world record holder Ilya Shymanovich is set to race this weekend at the 2021 Latvian Open.
The Finnish Grand Prix wrapped up over the weekend in Raksila, with the meet representing an Olympic-qualifying opportunity for the domestic elite.
Nearly 300 Finnish swimmers are set to race this weekend at the 2020 Grand Prix, an Olympic-qualifying competition for Tokyo.