EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

Welcome to evening 2 of the 2024 European Championship with six finals and four semi-finals tonight.

There was one big scratch for tonight as Israel’s Anastasia Gorbenko made it to the semifinals of the 100 breast after swimming the top time of the prelims with a 1:06.15, also breaking her own national record. Now Eneli Yefimova of Estonia takes the top seed.

Another semi-final to watch out for tonight is the men’s 100 free. David Popovici led the way through the preliminary rounds after entering as the second seed. Popovici set the world record for this event two years ago during this competition with a 46.86. The world record holder will also be present during the event Kristof Milak who holds the 200 fly world record and came second in the event behind Popovici two years ago.

The highlight of the women’s 100 free final is Barbora Seemanova of the Czech Republic, who looks set to challenge her national record in the event as she was about three-tenths off the line this morning. She has set numerous personal records recently, breaking national records in the 200 free, 400 free and 200 IM in late May.

Six men have so far remained under 1:00 in the 100 breaststroke, including five from the semi-finals. The race seems close and it might take 58 to win.

WOMEN’S 200 BACKSTROKE – FINAL

  • World record: 2:03.14 – Kaylee McKeown, Australia (2023)
  • European record: 2:04.94 – Anastasia Zueva, Russia (2009)
  • Championship record: 2:06.08 – Margherita Panziera, Italy (2021)
  • OQT: 2:10.39

MEN’S 50 BUTTERFLY – FINAL

  • World record: 22.27 – Andrii Govorov, Ukraine (2018)
  • European record: 22.27 – Andrii Govorov, Ukraine (2018)
  • Championship record: 22.48 – Andrii Govorov, Ukraine (2018)

100 FREE STYLE LADIES – FINAL

  • World record: 51.71 – Sarah Sjöstrom, Sweden (2017)
  • European record: 51.71 – Sarah Sjöstrom, Sweden (2017)
  • Championship record: 52.67 – Sarah Sjöstrom, Sweden (2014)
  • OCT: 53.61

MEN’S 100 Breaststroke – Final

  • World record: 56.88 – Adam Peaty, Great Britain (2019)
  • European record: 56.88 – Adam Peaty, Great Britain (2019)
  • Championship record: 57.10 – Adam Peaty, Great Britain (2018)
  • OCT: 59.49

Women’s 100 breaststroke – semi-finals

  • World record: 1:04.13 – Lilly King, USA (2017)
  • European record: 1:04.35 – Ruta Meilutyte, Lithuania (2013)
  • Championship record: 1:05.53 – Yuliya Efimova, Russia (2018)
  • OCT: 1:06.79

MEN’S 100 FREESTYLE – SEMI-FINAL

  • World record: 46.80 – Pan Zhanle, China (2024)
  • European record: 46.86 – David PopoviciRomania (2022)
  • Championship record: 46.86 – David PopoviciRomania (2022)
  • OCT: 48.34

LADIES 50 BUTTERFLY – SEMI FINAL

  • World record: 24.43 – Sarah Sjöstrom, Sweden (2014)
  • European record: 24.43 – Sarah Sjöstrom, Sweden (2014)
  • Championship record: 24.87 – Sarah Sjöstrom, Sweden (2014)

MEN’S 200 BACKSTROKE – SEMI-FINAL

  • World record: 1:51.92 – Aaron Peirsol, USA (2009)
  • European record: 1:53.23 – Evgeny Rylov, Russia (2021)
  • Championship record: 1:53.36 – Evgeny Rylov, Russia (2018)
  • OCT: 1:57.50

MIXED 4×100 MEDLEY Relay – Final

  • World record: 3:37.58 – Great Britain (2021)
  • European record: 3:37.58 – Great Britain (2021)
  • Championship record: 3:38.82 – Great Britain (2021)

800 FREE STYLE LADIES – FINAL

  • World record: 8:04.79 – Katie Ledecky, USA (2016)
  • European record: Rebecca Adlington, Great Britain (2008)
  • Championship record: Jazmin Carlin, Great Britain (2014)
  • OQT: 8:26.71