Throwback Thursday: Treble double delight for Peaty on the World stage – 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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Throwback Thursday: Treble double delight for Peaty on the World stage

The World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju gave us a glimpse at the next generation of great swimmers, but it was a current superstar who stole the show.

Adam Peaty finished the event with three gold medals and a world record as he underlined his position as arguably the greatest male breaststroker of all time.

Peaty, the reigning LEN European Short Course 100m champion, completed the treble double in the 50m and 100m breaststroke at the worlds, before playing a leading role in Great Britain’s stunning 4x100m medley relay gold.

Peaty had gone 56.88 in the semi-final of the 100m, becoming the first man to break the 57-second barrier. In fact no one else has even dipped under 58 seconds.

And after his two individual golds, Peaty split 57.20 as part of Britain’s victorious medley relay. Remarkably, that was not even the most impressive leg of the relay. Setting off more than a second behind five-time Olympic champion Nathan Adrian, Duncan Scott produced the second fastest 100m freestyle split of all time, coming home in 46.14 to stun the Americans.

That was Scott’s second medal in South Korea, after claiming bronze in the 200m freestyle. Luke Greenbank had led off the relay, adding that gold to his 200m backstroke bronze, with James Guy on the butterfly leg.

Aside from the British stars, there were a number of other standout European performances, notably 19-year-old Hungarian Kristof Milak.

He took gold in the 200m butterfly, smashing Michael Phelps’ ten-year-old world record in the process.

There was also a world record in the 200m breaststroke, where Anton Chupkov took half a second off Ippei Watanabe’s previous mark on the way to gold.

Fellow Russian Evgeny Rylov also enjoyed a fine Championships, with gold in the 200m backstroke, along with a further three silvers and a bronze.

On the women’s side, Katinka Hosszu continues to dominate the medley events, winning both the 200m and 400m medley, with compatriot Boglarka Kapas earning 200m butterfly gold.

Finally Sarah Sjostrom claimed five medals over the course of the meet, including gold in the 50m butterfly.

The question still remains, which of these stars will we see at Tollcross ISC in December when Euro Swim 2019 rolls into town?