During the past three days, the 22nd edition of the Euro Meet was the stage for the 1st leg of the new-born Len Cup with three further legs in Eindhoven, Paris and Rome.
785 swimmers from 29 countries, including countries such as the United States of America, Canada and Brazil, witnessed in total 13 Meet Records, 1 Junior World Record and numerous great performances by current and future superstars.
In the 50m freestyle sprint, a vibrant Coque lived smashing victories by Florent Manaudou in a Meet Record time of 21.56 and Sarah Sjöström in 24.14. The Swedish sprint queen set 2 further Meet Records at 100m free in 53.02 and at 100m fly in 56.71. She added another solid victory in 25.12 at 50m fly.
Katinka Hosszu was a class of her own in the Medley races and finished the 200m in 2.11.31 and the 400m in 4.36.02.
Misha Romanchuk returned in a great shape from the training camp in South Africa and booked three wins at 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle. In this event, he broke his own Meet Record and set the new record to 14.53.38.
German Philip Heintz could make 2 wins in the 100m butterfly and the 200m Medley.
Further impressing victories were achieved by Georgia Davies in the 50m backstroke, Daryna Zevina at 200m backstroke in a new Meet Record time of 2.09.85 and Velimir Stjepanovic in the 100m Freestyle final.
Besides the numerous superstars at the first Len Swimming Cup leg, several talented junior swimmers emerged and took well-deserved podiums such as French Yohann N´Doye Brouard with 2 wins and one 2nd place as well as a Meet Record in the backstroke races, Italian swimmers Thomas Ceccon with a gold medal at 100 m backstroke and Nicolo Martinenghi with 2 wins at 50 and 100m breaststroke and last but not least Barbora Seemanova in the 400m freestyle final.
One of the event highlights was the Junior World Record in 50m fly established by Vladyslaw Bukhov. The 18 year old Ukrainian swimmer finished 2nd in a clash with Andriy Govorov and sets the World record to a stunning 23.14.
The 22nd edition of the Euro Meet and first leg oft he LEN Swimming Cup was a huge success and the perfect start into 2020 until the next leg in Eindhoven.