Five defending champions to watch out for at #EuroSwim2019 – LEN


A strong British team will contest the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, featuring four recently-crowned world champions. Here’s our one-stop-shop for getting to know your home heroes that will descend on Tollcross and compete for medals with Europe’s best. Freya Anderson: a Scouse sensation whose inexorable rise shows no signs of slowing. IG – […]
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EuroSwim 2019 in numbers

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 […]
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Kolesnikov reels off double gold as Russia rule on final night at EuroSwim

Kliment Kolesnikov underlined his status as one of swimming’s brightest young stars with two golds inside an hour as Russia dominated the final night of the LEN European Short Course Championships. The 19-year-old broke the 200m long-course backstroke world record in Glasgow last year but didn’t get a fairytale return, crashing out in the 200m […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Hopkin sets up tilt at top step as EuroSwim builds to climax

Europe’s elite scrabbled for lanes in Sunday morning’s heats ahead of a grandstand final night, promising ten back-to-back finals and non-stop drama. With Freya Anderson going for gold once again and Duncan Scott set to race in three finals, it’s set to be a memorable evening with limited tickets still available for the session. Here […]
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Anderson stuns to claim second gold on a magical night at EuroSwim

Freya Anderson did it again. Great Britain’s teenage sensation sent a loud Tollcross crowd wild for a second night running, soaring to 200m freestyle success and thumping her own national record. Then back to anchor her nation to silver in the mixed 4x50m freestyle, taking the medal tally to nine, Anderson is emerging as the […]
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Three Things from Tollcross: Champions back in the pool on sprint Saturday

Day Three heroes rode the wave of their success on Saturday morning as a bumper weekend at EuroSwim gathers pace. Gold medallists from Friday night Freya Anderson, Vladimir Morozov and Katinka Hosszu all dived back into competition and underlined their multiple medal credentials. Here are three things you might have missed from the morning session. […]
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Anderson outshines big names to claim gold on thrilling Friday at EuroSwim

A star is born in Great Britain’s Freya Anderson, who held off a world-class field to win 100m freestyle gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. Anderson, 18, sealed a maiden international title with aplomb in front of a boisterous home crowd at Tollcross, a superb final two lengths underpinning a personal best 51.49. […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Britain set up frantic Friday night at EuroSwim

Friday at EuroSwim is already coming to the boil after morning heats bubbled away and teed up more medal chances for Britain in the Tollcross pool. After sealing medals on Thursday night, Duncan Scott, Vladimir Morozov and Kira Toussaint returned to the water and showed their class once again. Here are three quick takeaways from […]
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Litchfield bags Britain gold as world record falls at EuroSwim

It’s all on track to Tokyo for Max Litchfield after dominant 400m individual medley gold at the LEN European Short Course Championships. The Yorkshireman, who arrived in Glasgow with an entry time four seconds quicker than any other, delivered Britain’s first EuroSwim gold medal to the delight of a bumper Tollcross crowd. Litchfield’s family, also […]
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Huge volunteer effort forms backbone of smooth running of EuroSwim

More than 225 volunteers have teamed up with Glasgow Life to deliver the LEN European Short Course Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre this week, with applicants from as far away as Hungary and the United Arab Emirates. From directing spectators to their seats, providing information and support to the swimmers and the media, organizing […]
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Three things from Tollcross: Scott’s away on Day Two at EuroSwim

A pulsating first night gave way to a fascinating second morning with the LEN European Short Course Championships well underway. It was Italy atop the medal table after Day One, but eight further champions will be crowned at Tollcross tonight and Britain will be well in the hunt. Here are three things we learned from […]
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Five defending champions to watch out for at #EuroSwim2019

With Europe’s elite ready to dive into action at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, we take a look at five reigning champions who are seeking to defend their crowns in Glasgow.

Kliment Kolesnikov (Russia)

Bursting onto the scene in 2017, the Russian prodigy went home with four gold medals including two individual titles.

Kolesnikov set world junior records in Copenhagen on his way to claiming gold in the 100m and 200m backstroke.

Since then the 19-year-old has continued to mark his card as a star of the backstroking world and this year will contest the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, as well as the 200m individual medley.

Katinka Hosszu (Hungary)

In Copenhagen last time out, Hungarian superstar Katinka Hosszu stormed to victory in six events.

The Iron Lady completed the clean sweep in the backstroke winning the 50m, 100m and 200m titles while also triumphing in the 100m, 200m and 400m individual medley.

Defending all three of her medley crowns will be top of her to-do list, but this time round Hosszu has chosen to not compete in the backstroke events and will instead test her mettle in the 100m and 200m butterfly.

Fabio Scozzoli (Italy)

Breaststroker Fabio Scozzoli went head to head with Britain’s Adam Peaty at the last LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships.

Over the 50m breaststroke the Italian came out on top, producing a European and championship record performance to secure gold.

Despite missing out over 100m, Scozzoli will hope to defend his sprint crown and claim the title over the longer distance in Glasgow.

Boglarka Kapas (Hungary)

Another star of Hungarian swimming who is seeking to retain her 400m freestyle title that she won in a national record in 2017.

Kapas earned a bronze in the event in 2015 which she converted to gold last time out, but there will be plenty of competition who will hope to get in her way.

It won’t be the only focus for Kapas though, as she will also push for a medal in the 200m butterfly – an event in which she became long course world champion this summer – and the 400m individual medley.

Philip Heintz (Germany)

A hat-trick of victories in the 200m individual medley is on the cards for German stalwart Philip Heintz.

The 28-year-old first claimed the crown in 2013, had to settle for silver in 2015 but regained his title in Copenhagen.

Triumphing in the 200m medley will be the main goal for Heintz, but he may come away with a second medal as he takes to the pool in the 100m individual medley.