Team Russia ranks first at LEN European Junior Swimming Championships 2019

Team Russia ranks first at LEN European Junior Swimming Championships 2019

July 8, 2019 - 17:45
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The Aquatics Palace in Kazan hosted the European Junior Swimming Championships on 3-7 July 2019. The tournament brought together 523 young athletes (male athletes aged 15-18 and female athletes aged 14-17) from 42 European countries.

The five-day competition programme featured 34 individual events (free style, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and IM) and 8 mixed relays in a 50m swimming pool.

After the five competition days, Team Russia won most medals, totalling 37, with 15 golds, 12 silvers, and 10 bronzes. German athletes stood second on the winners’ podium with 17 medals: 7 gold, 5 silver, and 5 bronze medals. Italy came third having scored 16 medals: 7 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze medals. UK team ranked fourth with 2 gold, 4 silver, and 4 bronze medals (10 in total). Three countries, Switzerland, Greece, and Belarus, shared the fifth place, having won 3 medals (2 golds and 1 bronzes) each.

The Top 20 competitors include: Hungary (1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals); Sweden (1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze); Ukraine and the Czech Republic (1 gold and 2 bronze medals each); Spain (1 gold medal); Israel (3 silvers and 2 bronzes); the Netherlands (3 silver and 1 bronze medals); France and Turkey (2 silver and 3 bronze medals each); Lithuania and Bulgaria (1 silver medal each); and Portuguese and Finland (1 bronze each).

About tournament

The European Junior Swimming Championships have been organized under umbrella of the European Swimming League (LEN) since 1967. At first, the tournament was held once every two years. Since 1982, the tournament has become an annual event.

Kazan was announced as the host city of the European Junior Swimming Championships 2019 at the meeting of the Organizing Committee in Vienne (Austria) in 2015. The tournament was hosted by Hodmezovasarhely (Hungary) in 2016. Netanya (Israel) welcomed the European Junior Swimming Championships in 2017. In 2018, the event took place in Helsinki (Finland). In 2020, the European Junior Swimming Championships will be hosted by Aberdeen (Scotland).

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