Greenbank hoping to carry World Championships momentum into Glasgow – LEN

MEET YOUR BRITISH TEAM FOR EUROSWIM 2019

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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Greenbank hoping to carry World Championships momentum into Glasgow

British backstroke star Luke Greenbank says he’s hoping to harness the momentum of winning World Championship gold as he heads into December’s LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow.

Greenbank triumphed in the 4x100m medley relay in Gwangju in July, joining forces with the youthful triumvirate of Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott to topple the formidable USA team by just 0.35 seconds.

The Crewe-born Greenbank also scooped an individual medal in South Korea, swimming a personal best time of 1:55.85 to clinch bronze in the 200m backstroke event.

And with the Short Course Championships now on the horizon, he says he is eager to take the confidence of those dual successes with him into Glasgow.

“I took quite a lot of confidence from both the medals I won in Gwangju, but to go to Glasgow and win on the short course would be absolutely brilliant,” the 22-year-old said.

“I’m really excited for it – I’ve raced in Glasgow before so the crowd there have obviously seen me a few times, but having them behind me will make it a little bit more special.

“Even though it’s a shorter course I’m still approaching the competition in the same way as I would for any other tournament.

“Competing with Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott in the final at those World Championships was an amazing team to be a part of.

“I started off and I knew I just had to get as close as I could to the other teams, but to win the gold in what was an absolutely amazing race was brilliant.

“And in the 200m backstroke I exceeded my own expectations to be honest.

“I was always going into that trying to just make the final, so to come away with a personal best and a medal was amazing.”

Greenbank burst onto the international scene at the age of just 17, winning golds in the 100m and 200m backstroke events at the inaugural 2015 European Games in Baku.

And he further enhanced his ever-growing reputation with silver in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, this time with Peaty, Guy and Ben Proud.

But with a pivotal year ahead, Greenbank insists he’s not getting carried away by his early success and remains hungry to secure selection for Tokyo next summer.

“After the World Championships I had some time off to relax, but I’m back in training now and have had to hit the ground running,” he added.

“I’ve made a really good start and I’m looking to improve for the next year heading into both the short course competition and Tokyo.

“I’m really looking forward to racing in Glasgow, and hopefully if I keep training hard the results will start to come to me.”

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