European Swimming Championships in Debrecen
The European Swimming Championships are being held in Debrecen between 21 and 27 May. This is the third time the championships have been held in Hungary. The championship was previously hosted here in 2006 and 2010 in Budapest.
The event was visited by Deputy State Secretary for Sport Policy Pál Szekeres on Tuesday, who awarded the medals for the men’s 100-metre backstroke event.
The event was moved to Debrecen, Hungary after Antwerp pulled out at the last minute and is being supported by the Government with a 90 million Forint investment.
Hungary dominated the medals on the third day of the European swimming Championships in Debrecen, winning four gold medals.
The women’s 100m backstroke was the only event of the night in which Hungary did win a medal.
Katinka Hosszu successfully defend her 200 metre individual medley title to add to her 400m gold win on day one of the competition, and then returning to claim a team silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay behind winners Italy. Evelyn Verraszto joined her on the podium after finishing third in the 200m medley.
Boglarka Kapasswam to victory in the 800m freestyle final and Eva Ristov came in third behind Coralie Bailey of France giving Hungary two more medals from that event.
The men also gave great performances as Daniel Gyurta won the men’s 200 metre breaststroke before Laszlo Cseh andBence Biczo claimed a first and second for Hungary in the 200 metre backstroke, with Cseh claiming gold by a mere 0.9 seconds.
Richard Bohus’s came in third in the Men’s 50 metre backstroke final.