Vaskina turned European Junior Record into a new count!


In men’s 200m fly the World junior record holder Kristof Milak from Hungary was only 0.15 seconds behind from his championship record. Milak touched the wall over 2 seconds ahead of Italy’s Federico Burdisso in a time of 1.53,94 as the Italian clocked 1.56,40. Ukraine’s Denys Kesil was third with a time of 1.56,45 leaving only 0.05 short from the silver medal.

Kliment Kolesnikov from Russia and Romania’s Daniel-Christian Martin are leaving head to head for tomorrow evening’s 200m back final. After sharing the victory in 100m back the two rivals are once again against one another in tomorrow evening. After the tonight’s semifinal Kolesnikov is leading the group only 0.01 ahead of Martin. Sounds like we might be close to splitting another gold medal tomorrow! 

Great Britain’s Thomas Dean crushed the Championship record in 200m IM clocking the time 1.59,17. 

– I knew I was in a good form and I’m really happy to be able to show that in the competition as well, Dean said.

The second and the third place went to Russia as Maksim Stupin and Danil Zaytsev raced their way into the podium with 2.01,42 and 2.02,42. 

In women’s 50m back Russian’s Daria Vaskina improved her own European junior record and stole the Championship record from her fellow-Russian Daria Ustinova by winning the final with a time of 27,90, which was the first European under 28 seconds. The second seed went to Great Britain’s Lauren Cox in 28,51 and the third was Italy’s Giulia D’Innocenzo in 28,62.

Israel victorious in the distance relay!

Hungary’s distance swimming talent Ajna Kesely continued her strong performances as she took home her fourth gold medal in 1500 free with a time of 16.21,19.

– I feel very happy and proud but also little tired. Tomorrow I’m competing in 200m medley and 200m freestyle, Kesely said.

In men’s 4x200 free final Israel lead the race from start to finish as the opener Denis Loktev fired off in 1.47,78 leaving only 1.2 seconds behind from Yannick Angel’s Championship record from the previous championships held in Helsinki in 2010. Another swimmer under the 1.48 was Israel’s closer Tomer Frankel as he sprinted his team to victory in 1.47,74. Israel’s overall time was 7.16,28. The second place went to Russia and the third place to Great Britain rising from the lane one!

In women’s 4x100m IM relay Great Britain made the Russian’s Championship record history as they were first at the wall in 4.02,48 with a clear marginal. Russia took the second seed in 4.04,52 and Germany was third in 4.06,59.

By the end of the third competition day Russia has ran away from the other countries in the medal table with 19 medals in total including 10 golds, 7 silvers and 2 bronzes.

Daria Vaskina receiving a gold medal with record time! Photo: Janne Ahonen
Daria Vaskina receiving a gold medal with record time! Photo: Janne Ahonen