Stars shine at ISL London ahead of LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow – 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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Stars shine at ISL London ahead of LEN European Short Course Championships in Glasgow

World record holders Katinka Hosszu, Florent Manaudou and Federica Pellegrini are bound for Glasgow after finding form at the inaugural ISL match in London.

Hosszu, 30, heads up a strong Hungarian squad with reigning 400m freestyle champion Boglárka Kapás and Ajna Kesely, a triple European long-course medallist at Glasgow 2018.

And the Iron Lady showed her steel at the London Aquatics Centre, digging deep to win the 400m medley on Saturday and then the 200m medley and butterfly on Sunday night.

With Minna Atherton within 0.2 secs of breaking Hosszu’s 200m backstroke world record, the four-time Olympic champion will be desperate to lay down more markers in Scotland.

Meanwhile London 2012 champion Manaudou took 50m freestyle spoils 0.2 secs ahead of Vladimir Morozov – a tantalising preview of their Tollcross clash.

The Russian, who won three golds at the last edition of the LEN Short Course Championships, also pushed Fabio Scozzoli all the way in the 50m breaststroke.

Eight-time European short course champion Scozzoli is another star to be confirmed for Glasgow, alongside compatriot Federica Pellegrini.

Italian Pellegrini didn’t have it all her own way in London, though, missing out to Femke Heemskerk and Kayla Sanchez in her signature 200m freestyle event.

And as the British team prepare to descend on Scotland, they stood up to the challenge of impressing a home crowd with a series of strong performances.

Teenager Freya Anderson, on the back of global relay bronze in Gwangju this summer, broke Fran Halsall’s ten-year British 200m freestyle record on opening night.

Stirling’s Duncan Scott, set to be one of the stars of EuroSwim, capped a brutal weekend of racing with a victory in the 200m medley, clocking 1:53.97.

Elsewhere, Scottish crowds can expect fireworks from prodigious Brit freestyler Anna Hopkin, who went sixth on the all-time NCAA list with a PB of 56.56 over 50m in Missouri.