EUROPEAN SWIMMERS SCOOP 58 MEDALS AT WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (25M)
Monday 19 December 2016
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European swimmers collected a huge haul at the recent FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).
With a final day medal tally of 6 gold medals and 13 podium finishes, Europe ended up as the most successful continent with 22 golds, 21 silvers and 15 bronze medals for 58 medals in total.
Among the European medal winners in Windsor, Canada, Lithuania’s Simonas Bilis won the men’s 100m, while Great Britain’s Molly Renshaw claimed the women’s 200m breaststroke.
Radoslaw Kawecki of Poland bounced back from his Rio nightmare with a brilliant win in the men’s 200m back, capturing this title for the third straight time.
Ranomi Koromowidjojo from the Netherlands clinched the 50m free title with a convincing performance.
Rio hero Katinka Hosszu broke all kind of records by winning her 7th gold medal in Windsor, clocking a lifetime best in the 100m fly.
Her performance is the best ever in terms of medals earned at a single meet and golds in a single meet.
She now tops the all-time ranking among women with 22 medals and 13 individual golds.
Read more at the LEN (European Aquatics) website: www.len.eu
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