Three things from Tollcross: Hopkin sets up tilt at top step as EuroSwim builds to climax – 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

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

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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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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 are three things we learned at Tollcross this morning.

Hopkin skips through

It’s been a topsy-turvy week for British freestyle starlet Anna Hopkin.

The 23-year-old missed out on a medal in the 100m by two-hundredths of a second as team-mate Freya Anderson won gold.

But the Chorley-born ace bounced back to bag bronze with a superb leg in last night’s frantic mixed 4x40m freestyle and will hope her maiden individual international medal follows over 50m tonight.

Hopkin, studying at the University of Arkansas, swum 21.19 over 50 yards last month – the seventh-fastest effort of all-time.

She clocked 23.81 in the heats to qualify second quickest and with Maria Kameneva, Femke Heemskerk and Beryl Gastaldello in hot pursuit, it should make for one of the final night’s highlights.

Irish eyes a-smiling

Mona McSharry’s bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke means Ireland have already bettered their efforts at the 2017 edition of EuroSwim, underlining a positive week for the nation.

Star turn Shane Ryan, who won long-course bronze in Glasgow last summer, leads the charge and won his 50m backstroke heat, as well as playing a part in progress in the 4x50m medley relay.

Also on Sunday morning, Niamh Coyne reeled off a 200m breaststroke personal best and Danielle Hill became the first Irish female swimmer to break 25 secs in the 50m freestyle.

The Irish will hope to add to their haul of seven medals at EuroSwim on a final night where it’s all up for grabs.

Foregone conclusion?

With Kliment Kolesnikov and Daria Chikunova swimming impressively in Sunday morning’s heats, it seems implausible Russia can be overhauled at the top of the medal table.

Only Italy can stand in the way of Russia finishing top of the tree, a position they’ve occupied at three of the last four editions of the LEN European Short Course Championships.

There has been a shift in the balance of power, though. Hungary have finished in the top three at the last four events but chiefly thanks to Kira Toussaint and Arno Kamminga, Netherlands sit third.

Despite the heroics of Katinka Hosszu, who is responsible for 93 of Hungary’s 1000 international medals, her country have work to do on Sunday night.

Get tickets for the final session of EuroSwim HERE or from the Tollcross box office!