2019 LEN EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, December 4th – Sunday, December 8th
- Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
- Entry List
- Competition Schedule
- Live Video – LEN TV
On-fire Dutch ace Kira Toussaint was at it again, lowering her hours-old European Short Course Championships record in the 100m backstroke print in tonight’s semi-final.
After already racing her way to a new Dutch national record and CR of 55.26 in this morning’s heats, Toussaint took things up a notch to bust out a huge 55.17. That sliced .09 off of her morning outing, but also gives her more than a second advantage over the next closest swimmer heading into tomorrow night’s final. Russian Mariia Kameneva is next in line, seemingly a mile back in 56.37.
Splits for Toussaint’s morning swim included 26.57/28.69 to clock the 55.26 that took over Hungarian Katinka Hosszu’s old meet mark of 55.42 from 4 years ago. Tonight, Toussaint tore up the pool in a 26.42 opener, closing in 28.76 to bring her to the wall in 55.17.
Here previous national record and lifetime best entering Glasgow stood at the 55.58 she set just over a week ago at the ISL European Derby in London.
History-making-wise, Toussaint now checks-in as the 3rd fastest performer all-time in this SCM 100m back event.
FASTEST PERFORMERS IN HISTORY, WOMEN’S 100 SCM BACKSTROKE
- Minna Atherton, Australia – 54.89
- Katinka Hosszu, Hungary – 55.03
- Kira Toussaint, Netherlands – 55.17
- Shiho Sakai, Japan – 55.23
- Emily Seebohm, Australia – 55.31
- Olivia Smoliga, USA – 55.47
- Gao Chang, China – 55.48
- Daryna Zevina, Ukraine – 55.54
- Kathleen Baker, USA – 55.91
- Courtney Bartholomew, USA – 55.92