What a week it was at EuroSwim in Glasgow, with Tollcross crowds given endless thrills, British success and a host of great memories to cherish.
Russia topped the medal table and Great Britain took home their best haul of medals since 2003, continuing the team’s storied relationship with the Glasgow pool. And British teenage sensation Freya Anderson is certainly one of the rising stars to look out for in 2020, having won double gold in the 100m and 200m freestyle and a silver in the mixed 50m freestyle relay here in Glasgow.
We’ve crunched the numbers from the 2019 edition of the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships.
750 – On the opening day the 750th European Short Course title was handed out in the men’s 4x50m freestyle relay as Russia clinched top spot on the podium.
1000 – Katinka Hosszu added another slice of history to her illustrious career when she claimed the 1000th medal for Hungary in an international championship since 1896. Her victory in the 200m individual medley marked the milestone.
49 – A new record number of federations have travelled to Glasgow to participate in the event. The previous best was set in Netanya, Israel in 2015 when 48 nations competed but with Gibraltar bringing a roster of three swimmers, a new high was reached.
539 – The total number of swimmers competing at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, comprising 305 male competitors and 234 females.
41 – Italy brought the largest team to Glasgow with 41 swimmers including world class stars such as Federica Pellegrini, Gregorio Paltrinieri and Simona Quadrella.
1:36.22 – Russia recorded the first world record of the meet when they stormed to victory in the mixed 4x50m medley relay. The quartet of Kliment Kolesnikov, Vladimir Morozov, Arina Surkova and Maria Kameneva combined to set a new global mark.
65 – Hosszu’s triumph in the 200m individual medley extended her winning streak in the event at major events: Olympic Games, World Championships (LC & SC), European Championships (LC & SC) and Swimming World Cup series.
14 – There were plenty of young stars competing in Glasgow but the youngest of them all was Poland’s Laura Bernat who turned 14 on 28th September. She competed in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke.
7 – Vladimir Morozov claimed a humongous haul of seven gold medals at Tollcross. Three individual titles to his name in the 50m breaststroke, 50m and 100m freestyle, as well as being part of four triumphant relay teams. It’s the best-ever single-edition individual haul in history.
1186 – Italy took home the Championship Trophy after amassing 1186 points across the competition. This came in the form of 20 medals, an all-time best effort, and they beat Russia to the title by 140 points.