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Euro 2021

Day 5 Finals Reside Recap


Day 5 finals from the 2021 European Championships will characteristic six finals and 4 units of semi-finals, led off by the ladies’s 1500 freestyle.

Italian Simona Quadarella is the odds-on favourite to win the ladies’s mile and defend her title because the reigning world champion, having already received gold within the 800 free.

Kathleen Dawson and Kira Toussaint are arrange for an epic battle within the girls’s 100 backstroke, as Toussaint tied the European Championship Report of 58.73 within the first semi-final on Wednesday night earlier than Dawson lowered it in 58.44 from the second warmth.

Andrii Govorov has a shot to three-peat within the males’s 50 fly, Nice Britain seems to be in line for a possible 1-2 within the girls’s 200 breaststroke with Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wooden, and the lads’s 200 free guarantees to be an thrilling battle with no scarcity of gold medal contenders.

Amongst these within the hunt within the males’s 200 free will probably be Brits Duncan Scott and Tom Dean, who’ve each been 1:44 this 12 months, high seed and 400 free winner Martin Malyutin, and one other swimmer who has dipped into the 1:44s earlier than, Danas Rapsys. In 2018, Scott received the gold medal with Rapsys incomes silver.

Malyutin led off Russia’s victorious 800 free relay earlier within the meet in a PB of 1:45.15, making him the person to beat tonight.

Federica Pellegrini led the Italian girls to the highest seed this morning within the 800 free relay, although the defending champion Brits are the possible favorites with a robust lineup consisting of Lucy HopeTamryn Van SelmHolly Hibbott and Freya Anderson. The coaches opted to depart off Wooden, who swam a greatest time of 1:57.48 in April, as she already has a frightening double for the session with the 200 IM semis shortly after that 200 breast last.

The swim of this morning’s prelim session got here within the males’s 200 again, the place Luke Greenbank threw down a brand new British Report of 1:54.67 to annihilate his earlier mark of 1:55.34 and rank third on the earth this season. Greenbank heads into the semi-finals ranked first, adopted by defending champion and European Report holder Evgeny Rylov (1:55.74).

Ladies’s 1500 Free Closing

  • European Report: 15:38.88, Lotte Friis (DEN), 2013
  • European Championship Report: 15:50.52, Boglarka Kapas (HUN), 2016
  • FINA ‘A’ Lower: 16:32.04
  1. Simona Quadarella (ITA), 15:53.59
  2. Anastasia Kirpichnikova (RUS), 16:01.06
  3. Martina Caramignoli (ITA), 16:05.81

Reigning world champion Simona Quadarella efficiently defends her European title within the girls’s 1500 free in dominant trend, opening up an early lead and hovering to victory in a time of 15:53.59. The swim marks Quadarella’s fifth-fastest ever, and improves her season-best of 15:57.03.

Out in Lanes 1 and a couple of, Italy’s Martina Caramignoli and Russia’s Anastasia Kirpichnikova have been locked in a battle for the minor medals, with Kirpichnikova slowly pulling away over the latter half of the race to the touch second in 15:XX. Kirpichnikova’s silver marks Russia’s first medal on this occasion on the European Championships, having solely been contested since 2008.

Caramignoli wins bronze for the second time on this occasion in 16:05.81, having additionally performed so again in 2014. 2018 bronze medalist Ajna Kesely of Hungary took fourth in 16:10.50. Although it’s properly off her PB of 15:54.48, it nonetheless marks Kesely’s quickest swim because the 2019 World Championships.


  1. Szebasztian Szabo (HUN), 23.00
  2. Andrii Govorov (UKR), 23.01
  3. Andrey Zhilkin (RUS), 23.08

As anticipated it was a razor-thin last within the males’s 50 fly, with simply 18 one hundredths of a second separating the highest six swimmers.

Hungary’s Szebasztian Szabo executed the end higher than anybody to get his arms on the wall first, edging two-time defending champion Andrii Govorov by .01 in 23.00. Szabo holds the Hungarian Report at 22.90.

Regardless of dropping the title, Govorov wins a medal for the fourth straight Championships with the silver, whereas Russia’s Andrey Zhilkin snagged the bronze in 23.08 over Poland’s Konrad Czerniak (23.09), Dutchman Nyls Korstanje (23.14) and Russian teammate Andrei Minakov (23.18).


  1. Kathleen Dawson (GBR), 58.18
  2. Kira Toussaint (NED), 59.02
  3. Maria Kameneva (RUS), 59.13

After setting a Championship Report within the semis, Kathleen Dawson wouldn’t be denied tonight, successful the ladies’s 100 backstroke in decisive trend in a brand new private greatest and meet report of 58.18.

The time lowers Dawson’s earlier better of 58.24, set final month, and improves on her 58.44 CR set final evening. Dawson completely dominated the sphere, out-splitting everybody on each 50s (27.99/30.19).

Dawson was the bronze medalist in 2016, and wins Britain’s first gold within the occasion since Gemma Spofforth in 2010. Dawson additionally missed Spofforth’s super-suited European and British Report of 58.12 by simply .06.

Kira Toussaint, who had tied the preliminary CR of 58.73 in final evening’s first semi, was by no means near Dawson and takes the silver in 59.02, her first Euro LC medal on this occasion.

Maria Kameneva, who scratched out of the 100 free semis to place all of her deal with this race, wins the bronze in 59.13, simply .03 off of her Russian Report set in April.

Defending champion Anastasia Fesikova was a distant sixth (tie) in 1:00.33

UPDATE: The ladies’s 100 backstroke last outcome has been cancelled resulting from a failure of the timing system. The ultimate will probably be re-contested tonight.

Males’s 200 Again Semi-Finals

  • European Report: 1:53.23, Evgeny Rylov (RUS), 2021
  • European Championship Report: 1:53.36, Evgeny Rylov (RUS), 2018
  • FINA ‘A’ Lower: 1:57.50
  1. Luke Greenbank (GBR), 1:54.43
  2. Evgeny Rylov (RUS), 1:55.11
  3. Adam Telegdy (HUN), 1:56.17
  4. Roman Mityukov (SUI), 1:56.37
  5. Antoine Herlem (FRA), 1:56.63
  6. Yohann Ndoye Brouard (FRA), 1:57.06
  7. Jakub Skierka (POL), 1:57.08
  8. Radoslaw Kawecki (POL), 1:57.10

Defending champion Evgeny Rylov rolled to victory within the first semi-final of the lads’s 200 again, enhancing his prelim swim by over half a second in 1:55.11. Rylov leads the world rankings after setting a European Report of 1:53.23 on the Russian Olympic Trials in early April.

Taking second to Rylov within the first warmth was Switzerland’s breakout star Roman Mityukov, who lowered his Swiss Nationwide Report by over a second in 1:56.37. Mityukov held the earlier report at 1:57.39, set in January.

Within the second semi it was all Luke Greenbank, who follows up his British Report of 1:54.67 from the prelims in a blazing 1:54.43, narrowly lacking the world’s #2 time this season (1:54.38, Mitch Larkin).

Hungarian Adam Telegdy took second within the warmth in 1:56.17, giving him a brand new private greatest time and the third seed for the ultimate.

Frenchmen Antoine Herlem (1:56.63) and Yohann Ndoye Brouard (1:57.06) certified fifth and sixth, each inside hanging distance of France’s Nationwide Report of 1:56.10. Herlem was additionally simply off of his private greatest (1:56.42) set within the heats.

Poland’s Jakub Skierka set a brand new greatest time to qualify seventh in 1:57.08, and his countryman, three-time winner Radoslaw Kawecki (2012, 2014, 2016) eked into the ultimate in eighth.

Ladies’s 100 Free Semi-Finals

  • European Report: 51.71, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2017
  • European Championship Report: 52.67, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2014
  • FINA ‘A’ Lower: 54.38
  1. Marie Wattel (FRA), 53.34
  2. Femke Heemskerk (NED), 53.49
  3. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED), 53.59
  4. Barbora Seemanova (CZE), 53.68
  5. Signe Bro (DEN), 53.70
  6. Anna Hopkin (GBR), 53.74
  7. Freya Anderson (GBR), 53.93
  8. Michelle Coleman (SWE), 54.12

Marie Wattel charged house to overhaul Anna Hopkin and contact first within the opening semi-final of the ladies’s 100 freestyle, clocking 53.34 to complete two one hundredths outdoors of her private greatest time set in March.

Hopkin, who was 53.49 final month on the British Trials, touched second in 53.74, and her teammate Freya Anderson closed sturdy for third in 53.93.

The second semi proved to be quicker as an entire, with the second by means of fifth-fastest swimmers racing in that warmth.

The Dutch duo of Femke Heemskerk (53.49) and Ranomi Kromowidjojo (53.59) went 1-2 to comfortably qualify second and third general, whereas 200 free winner Barbora Seemanova took a full half second off her Czech Report for fourth in 53.68. Denmark’s Signe Bro additionally hit a brand new greatest time for fifth in 53.70.

Males’s 50 Breast Semi-Finals

  • European Report: 25.95, Adam Peaty (GBR), 2017
  • European Championship Report: 26.09, Adam Peaty (GBR), 2018
  1. Adam Peaty (GBR), 26.38
  2. Ilya Shymanovich (BLR), 26.47
  3. Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA), 26.49
  4. Jan Kozakiewicz (POL), 27.09
  5. Alessandro Pinzuti (ITA), 27.11
  6. Arno Kamminga (NED), 27.13
  7. Lucas Matzerath (GER), 27.14
  8. Kirill Prigoda (RUS), 27.16

Nicolo Martinenghi dominated the primary semi of the lads’s 50 breast in 26.49, successful the warmth by six tenths whereas ending only a tenth outdoors of his Italian Nationwide Report.

Jan Kozakiewicz, who set the Polish Report within the prelims at 26.82, touched second in 27.09, edging Alessandro Pinzuti (27.11) and Arno Kamminga (27.13). Kamminga went 26.80 simply final month, whereas Pinzuti lowers his three-year-old greatest time of 27.17, set on the 2018 Championships the place he went on to complete ninth.

Adam Peaty claimed the highest seed for tomorrow’s last within the subsequent warmth, clocking 26.38 to edge out rival Ilya Shymanovich (26.47). Peaty was barely faster, 26.34, within the prelims, which gave him the world #1 rating over Martinenghi’s 26.39 from the Italian Nationals. Shymanovich finishes .01 off his greatest time and Belarusian Report set one month in the past.

On Saturday, Peaty will look to win a fourth straight title on this occasion, which might match the report set by Ukrainian Oleg Lisogor, who received 4 in a row from 2002-2008.


  • European Report: 2:19.11, Rikke Moeller Pedersen (DEN), 2013 – WR
  • European Championship Report: 2:19.84, Rikke Moeller Pedersen (DEN), 2014
  • FINA ‘A’ Lower: 2:25.52
  1. Molly Renshaw (GBR), 2:21.34
  2. Lisa Mamie (SUI), 2:22.05
  3. Yuliya Efimova (RUS), 2:22.16.

British star Molly Renshaw took management of the ladies’s 200 breaststroke last on the second 50, opening up an eight tenths of a second lead on the sphere to in the end earn the victory by the same margin in 2:21.34.

Renshaw, 25, now has a full set of medals on this occasion on the European Championships, having received silver in 2014 and bronze in 2018. She owns a greatest time of two:20.89, the British Report, set in April.

In an extremely tight battle for silver, Switzerland’s Lisa Mamie had one more large drop to assert second in a Nationwide Report time of two:22.05, reducing her mark of two:23.15 set within the semis. Mamie edged out defending champion Yuliya Efimova (2:22.16), who held off her 16-year-old Russian teammate Evgeniia Chikunova (2:22.17) by a mere hundredth. Mamie’s medal marks Switzerland’s first-ever on this occasion.

Abbie Wooden, who had hit a 2:21.86 within the semis, fell to fifth in 2:22.78. Spain’s Jessica Vall‘s streak of three straight medals (bronze in 2014, silvers in 2016 and 2018), ends after ending eighth in 2:25.84.


  • European Report: 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann (GER), 2009 – WR
  • European Championship Report: 1:44.89, Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED), 2002
  • FINA ‘A’ Lower: 1:47.02
  1. Martin Malyutin (RUS), 1:44.79
  2. Duncan Scott (GBR), 1:45.19
  3. Tom Dean (GBR), 1:45.34

Martin Malyutin continues to be everybody’s nightmare on the ultimate 50 of a race, closing in a scorching 26.27 to overhaul Brits Duncan Scott and Tom Dean and win the lads’s 200 free in a brand new Championship Report time of 1:44.79.

Malyutin’s swim lowers the earlier CR of 1:44.89 set by Dutch legend Pieter van den Hoogenband again in 2002. Malyutin entered the meet with a better of 1:45.18, after which lowered it to 1:45.15 main off Russia’s 800 free relay. The 21-year-old strikes up one spot to fourth within the 2020-21 world rankings, and in addition provides Russia their first-ever gold medal on this occasion.

Scott, the defending champion, was the one swimmer to maintain all 4 50s sub-27, taking on the lead with a 26.98 third lap earlier than closing sturdy in 26.83 for a time of 1:45.19, extremely spectacular provided that it appears clear he hasn’t tapered a lot this week. Dean was comparatively even with Scott for the second half of the race, successful the bronze medal in 1:45.34.

Scott and Dean maintain the #1 and #2 spots on the earth rankings this season after going 1:44.47 and 1:44.58, respectively, on the British Olympic Trials in April.

Lithuanian Danas Rapsys got here on like a practice down the stretch, closing in 26.06, making up over a second on early chief Kristof Milak to snag fourth in 1:45.72. Milak, who opened up in a blazing 23.96, goes sub-1:46 for the primary time in 1:45.74, taking fifth. Milak’s sub-24 first 50 from out in Lane 1 might have reminded followers of the technique employed by Chad Le Clos within the 2016 Olympic last (from the identical lane), the place he went on to win the silver medal.

Ladies’s 200 IM Semi-Finals

  • European Report: 2:06.12, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2015
  • European Championship Report: 2:07.30, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2016
  • FINA ‘A’ Lower: 2:12.56
  1. Anastasia Gorbenko (ISR), 2:10.35
  2. Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:10.66
  3. Ilaria Cusinato (ITA), 2:10.72
  4. Maria Ugolkova (SUI), 2:10.76
  5. Abbie Wooden (GBR), 2:10.81
  6. Sara Franceschi (ITA), 2:11.41
  7. Cyrielle Duhamel (FRA), 2:12.12
  8. Dalma Sebestyen (FRA), 2:12.34

5-time defending champion Katinka Hosszu comfortably topped the primary semi of the ladies’s 200 IM in 2:10.66, enhancing her season-best of two:11.47.

The second semi was considerably quicker as an entire, producing 5 of the six-fastest qualifiers.

Anastasia Gorbenko turned fourth on the 150 after which soared house on the freestyle in 30.99, smashing her Israeli Report in 2:10.35 to qualify first for the ultimate.

Italy’s Ilaria Cusinato and Switzerland’s Maria Ugolkova, the 2018 silver and bronze medalists, have been second and third within the warmth and 3-4 general, each narrowly lacking their respective Nationwide Data.

Nice Britain’s Abbie Wooden had a really spectacular exhibiting of two:10.81 coming off of the 200 breast last, advancing simply to the ultimate in fifth.

Ladies’s 4×200 Free Relay Closing

  • European Report: 7:45.51, Nice Britain, 2009
  • European Championship Report: 7:50.53, Italy, 2014
  1. Nice Britain, 7:53.15
  2. Hungary, 7:56.26
  3. Italy, 7:56.72

The British girls cruised to a second straight title within the 800 freestyle relay, with Lucy Hope (1:58.45), Tamryn Van Selm (1:58.59), Holly Hibbott (1:59.71) and Freya Anderson (1:56.40) combining for a last time of seven:53.15. Hibbott and Anderson swam in the identical positions on the successful relay in 2018.

The combat for silver got here right down to Hungary and Italy, with Hungarian Laura Veres (1:59.23) handing off a 1.4 second result in Boglarka Kapas, who could be dealing with Federica Pellegrini on the anchor leg.

Pellegrini managed a 1:56.54 break up, second within the discipline to Anderson, however couldn’t run down Kapas, who had a robust 1:57.50 of her personal to offer the Hungarians silver in 7:56.26 – their fourth medal during the last 5 championships. The Italians, who hadn’t medalled since successful back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2014, win bronze in 7:56.72.

France was a distant fourth in 7:59.45, with Charlotte Bonnet a brilliant spot with the quickest lead-off within the discipline at 1:57.31.

Anastasia Gorbenko deserves a point out for anchoring Israel house simply minutes after setting a Nationwide Report within the 200 IM semis.

UPDATE: The ladies’s 100 backstroke last outcome has been cancelled resulting from a failure of the timing system. The ultimate will probably be re-contested at 8:45 native time (2:45 ET). The instances swum within the authentic last received’t depend formally. Phrase is that lanes 7 and eight, Maaike De Waard and Louise Hansson, couldn’t hear the beginning.


  1. Kathleen Dawson (GBR), 58.49
  2. Margherita Panziera (ITA), 59.01
  3. Maria Kameneva (RUS), 59.22

It wasn’t as quick as she had initially gone, however in the end it doesn’t matter as Nice Britain’s Kathleen Dawson formally wins the ladies’s 100 backstroke in a time of 58.49, 31 one hundredths slower than her 58.18 from the unique last. Dawson additionally was .05 off her Championship Report set within the semis.

The key change within the podium got here within the silver medal place, the place Italy’s Margherita Panziera finds herself after coming house in 30.10 to snag second in 59.01. Panziera had gone 59.65 for fourth earlier within the session.

Kira Toussaint, who thought she had received silver after going 59.02 earlier, falls off the rostrum in fourth, clocking 59.32. Russia’s Maria Kameneva maintains the bronze medal, going 59.22 after a 59.13 within the authentic warmth.

Louise Hansson, who clearly missed the beginning within the preliminary last, swam over two seconds quicker (and precisely the identical as her semi-final time) in 1:00.04 to take sixth.

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