2021 European Junior Championships: Day 6 Finals Live Recap




  • World Junior Document: 56.43 – Claire Curzan, USA (2021)
  • European Junior Document: 56.46 – Goal Time
  • European Junior Championship Document: 57.39 – Anastasiya Shkrudai, BLR (2019)
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Anastasiya Shkurdai (BLR) – 57.39

GOLD – Lana Pudar (BIH), 57.56
SILVER – Daria Klepikova (RUS), 58.07
BRONZE – Anastasiia Markova (RUS), 58.73

After reaping two silvers already right here throughout the 50m and 200m butterfly occasions, 15-year-old Lana Pudar received it executed for gold on this 100m dash.

Hitting the wall in a near-lifetime better of 57.56, the Bosnian and Herzegovina athlete beat out a pair of Russians in Daria Klepikova and Anastasiia Markova, who touched in respective efforts of 58.07 and 58.73.

As for Pudar, she holds the nationwide report on this occasion with the 57.37 she produced in Serbia earlier this 12 months. Tonight, she opened in 26.74, the one sub-27 second break up of the sector, earlier than bringing it house in 30.82.

Pudar trains with the Orka Swim Group in a 25-meter pool in her hometown of Mostar. She’s been swimming with the membership since she was 5 years outdated beneath coach Alena Cemalovic. Bosnia has solely two Olympic-size swimming swimming pools: within the capital Sarajevo and within the northern city of Banja Luka.

You possibly can learn extra in regards to the Bosnian data which have bitten the mud over the course of those European Junior Championships right here.


  • World Junior Document: 4:10.02 – Ilya Borodin (RUS), 2021
  • European Junior Document: 4:10.02 – Ilya Borodin (RUS), 2021
  • European Junior Championship: 4:14.65 – Semen Makovich (RUS), 2013
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Apostolos Papastamos (GRE) – 4:15.18

GOLD – Cedric Buessing (GER), 4:17.40
SILVER – Jakub Bursa (CZE), 4:19.20
BRONZE – Artem Vorobev (RUS), 4:20.21

Germany earned its first gold medal right here in Rome, with Cedric Buessing topping this males’s 400m IM discipline in 4:17.40.

Holding off his competitors by greater than 2 seconds, the bronze medalist within the 200m IM right here blew his earlier private better of 4:19.77 out of the water. That outcome was posted simply final month, so the 18-year-old entered new territory along with his victory tonight.

Jakub Bursa gave the Czech Republic its first silver with a mark of 4:19.20 after the nation already had 2 bronze medals coming into this occasion, whereas Artem Vorobev of Russia rounded out the highest 3 tonight in 4:20.21. For Bursa, he had by no means been beneath 4:20 earlier than, proudly owning a earlier PB of 4:22.59 from April.

Of observe, the nation of Germany completed the 2019 version of those Championships in 2nd place within the general medal desk, reaping 7 whole golds. Two years later, the nation snagged its first gold on the ultimate day of competitors.


  • World Junior Document: 1:05.28 – Lydia Jacoby, USA (2021)
  • European Junior Document:  1:04.35 – Ruta Meilutyte, LTU (2013)
  • European Junior Championship Document: 1:05.34 – Ruta Meilutyte, LTU (2013)
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Kayla van der Mere (GBR) – 1:07.12

GOLD – Eneli Jefimova (EST) – 1:07.24
SILVER – Elena Bogomolova (RUS) – 1:07.25
BRONZE – Karolina Piechowicz (POL) – 1:08.93

This ladies’s 100m breaststroke race got here all the way down to the thinnest of margins, as Estonian Eneli Jefimova simply out-touched Elena Bogomolova of Russia by a mere .01.

Jefimova trailed Bogomolova on the midway mark, with the Russian busting out a swift opening break up of 31.20. However 14-year-old Jefimova wouldn’t be denied, charging to the wall in a again half of 35.21 to lastly declare gold after settling for bronze within the 50m breast and silver within the 100m breast.

Bogomolova was the 50m breast silver medalist and 200m bronze medalist right here already whereas Poland received on the board for the primary time in ladies’s breaststroke right here, courtesy of Karolina PIechowicz touchdown third place in 1:08.93.

Poland was medal-less on the 2019 version of those European Junior Championships whereas right here in Rome the nation ranks ninth on the general medal desk heading into the ultimate day.


  • World Junior Document: 1:52.71 – Kristof Milak, HUN (2018)
  • European Junior Document: 1:52.71 – Kristof Milak, HUN (2018)
  • European Junior Championship Document: 1:53.79  – Kristof Milak, HUN (2017)
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Igor Troyanovskyy (UKR) – 1:57.86

GOLD – Krzysztof Chmielewski (POL) – 1:56.29
SILVER – Michal Chmielewski (POL) – 1:57.09
BRONZE – Vadim Klimenishchev (RUS) – 1:57.49

A pair of Poles in brothers Krzysztof Chmielewski and Michal Chmielewski claimed the highest 2 spots on this males’s 200m fly, with the previous setting himself other than the sector in the one sub-1:57 time of the night time.

Splitting 55.88/1:00.41, 17-year-old Chmielewski received the wall in 1:56.29, almost a second forward of Michal who touched in 1:57.09. Russia’s Vadim Klimenishchev was tonight’s bronze medalist in 1:57.49.

Chmielewski really competed on this occasion on the Senior European Championships this previous Might the place he notched a lifetime better of 1:55.46 within the prelims. The teenager in the end wound up only one spot out of the ultimate, settling for ninth in 1:56.51 there in Budapest.

It is a recent set of medalists within the 200m fly, with no top-3 finisher within the 100m fly getting onto the rostrum.


  • World Junior Document: 3:58.37 – Katie Ledecky (USA) 2016
  • European Junior Document: 4:03.57 – Ajna Kesely (HUN) 2018
  • European Junior Championship Document: 4:05.89 – Ajna Kesely (HUN) 2018
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Isabel Gose (GER) – 4:07.96

GOLD – Merve Tuncel (TUR) – 4:06.25
SILVER – Bettina Fabian (HUN) – 4:10.16
BRONZE – Giulia Vetrano (ITA) – 4:12.23

Merve Tuncel ripped a brand new lifetime greatest en path to topping the ladies’s 400m free podium. The 16-year-old accomplished her mid-distance trifecta of golds, including this 400m free victory in 4:06.25 to her high prizes from the 800m and 1500m distances.

She clocked European Junior Data within the 800m and 1500m free however settled for a brand new Turkish nationwide report right here on this occasion.

Hungary’s Bettina Fabian snagged silver in 4:10.16 whereas Giulia Vetrano of the host nation collected bronze in 4:12.23.

Of observe, Tuncel took the 400m free nationwide report from Beril Boecekler, who beforehand held it in 4:06.68 from February. Boecekler, who’s dedicated to UCLA, completed 4th right here in 4:14.38, properly off that earlier record-setting mark.


  • World Junior Document: 1:55.14 – Kliment Kolesnikov, RUS (2017)
  • European Junior Document: 1:55.14 – Kliment Kolesnikov, RUS (2017)
  • European Junior Championship Document: 1:55.83 – Kliment Kolesnikov, RUS (2017)
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Jan Cejka (CZR) – 1:57.51

GOLD – Ksawery Masiuk (POL) – 1:58.41
SILVER – Berke Saka (TUR) – 1:59.02
BRONZE – Kaloyan Levterov (BUL) – 1:59.13

Regardless of each Kaloyan Levterov of Bulgaria and Berke Saka of Turkey holding faster seed instances, it was one other Pole in Ksawery Masiuk who soared to the highest of the rostrum on this males’s 200m backstroke.

Stopping the clock in 1:58.41, 16-year-old Masiuk received beneath the two:00 mark for his very first time and selected the suitable event on which to perform the feat. He represents a surge of Polish expertise that’s at present wreaking havoc on the medal desk for the nation to this point right here in Rome.

Masiuk has been a giant a part of that, incomes bronze within the 50m again and gold within the 100m again.

As for Saka, his time tonight of 1:59.02 garnered the silver medal whereas Levterov, who owns an excellent fast PB of 1:56.57 which certified him for Tokyo, settled for bronze in 1:59.13.


  • World Junior Document: 2:03.35 – Regan Smith, USA (2019)
  • European Junior Document: 2:06.62 – Goal Instances
  • European Junior Championship Document: 2:08.97 – Polina Egorva, RUS (2017)
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Erika Gaetani (ITA) – 2:10.28

GOLD – Laura Bernat (POL) – 2:10.14
SILVER – Katie Shanahan (GBR) – 2:11.27
BRONZE – Erika Gaetani (ITA) – 2:11.46

One other Pole received to the highest of the rostrum, this time on this ladies’s 200m backstroke. Laura Bernat beat the sector tonight by over a second, hitting the ewall in 2:10.14. That was sufficient ot maintain off a multi-medalist right here in Katie Shanahanof Nice Britain.

Shanahan has already reaped gold throughout the 200m IM and 400m IM, in addition to silver within the 100m again. She settled for silver right here in 2:11.27 after a busy week of racing.

The 100m backstroke gold medalist right here, Erika Gaetani, rounded out the highest 3 in 2:11.46.


  • World Junior Document: 21.75 – Michael Andrew, USA (2017)
  • European Junior Document: 21.83 – Artem Selin, GER (2019)
  • European Junior Championship Document: 21.83 – Artem Selin, GER (2019)
  • 2019 European Junior Champion:  Artem Selin (GER) – 21.83

GOLD – David Popovici (ROU) – 22.22
SILVER – Nikita Chernousov (RUS) – 22.83
BRONZE – Martin Kartavi (ISR) – 22.92

The highest 5 swimmers all received beneath the 23-second mark, led by the on-fire Romanian David Popovici.

16-year-old Popovici produced the quickest time of the sector by over half a second, clocking 22.22 to take his third gold medal of those Championships. Popovici already topped the rostrum within the males’s 100 and 200m free, hitting the world’s #1 time within the former in 47.30.

As for this 50, tonight marks Popovici’s private greatest, knocking .19 off of the 22.43 he logged in Budapest on the Senior European Championships.


  • World Junior Document: 24.33 – Rikako Ikee (JPN) (2017)
  • European Junior Document: 24.88 – Goal Time
  • European Junior Championship Document: 25.02 – Maria Kameneva, RUS (2016)
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Constanza Cocconcelli (ITA) – 25.25

GOLD – Daria Tatarinova (RUS) – 24.87 *European Junior Document
SILVER – Jana Pavalic (CRO) – 25.35
BRONZE – Eva Okaro (GBR) – 25.45

A brand new European Junior Document was established on this ladies’s 50m free by the use of Daria Tatarinova‘s gold in 24.87. The 17-year-old demolished her semi-final efficiency of 25.10 to scorch her first sub-25 second time ever, beating the EJR 24.88 benchmark by .01 within the course of.

For perspective, Tatarinova’s time tonight would have positioned seventh at this 12 months’s U.S. Olympic Trials.

Croatia snared its first medal of those championships with Jana Pavalic scoring silver in 25.35. That’s simply off her personal nationwide report of 25.28 set in the course of the semi-finals.

Bronze tonight went to a 14-year-old in Nice Britain’s Eva Okaro. Okaro crushed a lifetime better of 25.33 within the semi and was simply off that right here in 25.45 to land on the rostrum. Her time from final night time’s semi’s establishes a brand new British Age Document for 14-year-olds. For extra perspective Okaro’s 25.33 from the semi-final would rank her because the 2nd quickest American 13-14-year-old of all time.



  • World Junior Document: 7:45.67 – Mack Horton (AUS) 2013
  • European Junior Document: 7:45.92 – Franko Grcic (CRO) 2019
  • European Junior Championship Document: 7:52.83 – Ilia Sibirtsev (RUS) 2019
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Ilia Sibirtsev (RUS) – 7:52.83

GOLD – Yigit Aslan (TUR) – 7:51.20 *Championships Document
SILVER – Mert Kilavuz (TUR) – 7:52.19
BRONZE – Luca Di Tullio (ITA) – 7:58.10

Turkey completed 1-2 on this males’s 800m free, led by 18-year-old Yigit Aslan. His time checks in as a lifetime greatest, beating his personal nationwide report of seven:51.60 from final month’s Turkish Summer time Championships.

Behind him a couple of second dlater was Mert Kilavuz, along with his teammate making it a two-man race. Luca Di Tullio of Italy was properly past, however nonetheless beneath 8:00 in 7:58.10 for bronze.


  • World Junior Document: 3:58.38 – Canada 2017
  • European Junior Document:4:00.30 – Russia 2019
  • European Junior Championship Document: 4:01.83 – Russia 2019
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Russia – 4:01.83

GOLD – Russia – 4:02.72
SILVER – France – 4:03.69
BRONZE – Nice Britain – 4:07.49

The mixture of Aleksandra Kurilkina, Elena Bogomolova, Anastasiia Markova and Daria Klepikova gave Russia the gold on this ladies’s medley relay. Kurilkina led off in 1:03.26 whereas Bogomolova took over in 1:06.79. Markova stored up the momentum in 58.12 whereas Klepikova wrapped up gold in 54.55.

As for France and Nice Britain, each of their lead-off legs had been a lot faster than Kurilkina, with Mary-Ambre Moluh of the previous nation hitting 1:01.41 whereas Katie Shanahan of the latter produced a 1:01.83 opener.

Bogomolova proved to be a giant difference-maker, clocking the quickest breaststroke break up by almost a second, with the anchor for Russia was the 1 of two sub-55 second outings. The opposite was produced by Tamryn Van Selm of GBR.



  • World Junior Document: 3:33.19 – Russia 2019
  • European Junior Document: 3:33.19 – Russia 2019
  • European Junior Championship Document: 3:35.24 – Italy 2017
  • 2019 European Junior Champion: Russia – 3:35.97

GOLD – Poland – 3:37.46
SILVER – Russia – 3:39.30
BRONZE –  Ukraine – 3:39.43

Poland capped off its super night time of racing to gold on this males’s version of the medley relay. The foursome of Ksawery Masiuk, Bartosz Skora, Pawel Uryniuk and Mateusz Chowaniec received it executed in 3:37.46, beating Russia who touched in 3:39.30.

Russia’s Vadim Klimenishchev posted the quickest fly leg of the sector in 52.89 whereas Poland’s Masiuk logged the quickest opening backstroke break up. Teammate Chowaniec additionally ripped the one sub-49 second anchor of the sector in 48.79 to assist seal the deal.


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