Turkey And Russia Collect 3 Medals Each On Day 1 Of European Junior Champs


Upon the conclusion of day 1 of the 2021 European Swimming Championships, there is a tie for 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th on the medal table, meaning that all 8 countries represented on the table so far have the exact same ranking as another country.

Turkey and Russia lead the pack, each with 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze. Turkey collected their 3 medals on day 1 courtesy of Batuhan Filiz in the men’s 400 freestyle (3:50.68, gold), Deniz Ertan in the women’s 400 free (4:43.65, silver), and the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay (8:09.11, bronze). Russia on the other hand picked up only 1 individual medal thanks to Anastasiia Sorokina‘s bronze medal-winning 4:45.58 in the women’s 400 IM. Russia picked up 2 relay medals in the men’s 4×100 freestyle (3:19.66) and the women’s 4×200 freestyle (8:04.78).

Tying for 3rd place on the medal table after day 1, Great Britain and Hungary each collected 1 gold medal. Great Britain’s sole victory thus far came from Katie Shanahan in the women’s 400 IM where she hit a 4:42.59 to take gold and beat out Turkey’s Ertan and Russia’s Sorokina. Hungary’s gold medal performance was in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay where Laura Veres, Bettina Fabian, Reka Nyiradi, and Nikoletta Padar race their way to gold with a combined time of 8:00.95.

Romania and Poland collected their respective silver and bronze medals in the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay. Both teams finished less than a second behind Russia’s winning 3:19.66 as Romania hit a 3:19.93 for second place and Poland was a 3:19.96 for bronze. Notably, David Popovici delivered an opening split of 47.56 on Romania’s relay which was a new world junior record.

The final 2 members of the medal table came in the men’s 400 freestyle final where Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Jovan Lekic picked up silver in a 3:50.79 and Czech Republic’s David Kounty took bronze in a 3:51.06.

Medal Table After Day 1

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Turkey 1 1 1 3
1 Russia 1 1 1 3
3 Great Britain 1 0 0 1
3 Hungary 1 0 0 1
5 Romania 0 1 0 1
5 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 1 0 1
7 Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
7 Poland 0 0 1 1

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