Hungary led the medal table at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Bucharest with six gold, five silver, and three bronze medals. This happened for the first and last time at the 2005 European Junior Championships in Budapest, according to the Hungarian Swimming Federation.
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According to the Hungarian Federation, both Dóra Molnár and Nikolett Pádár, who had shown excellent performances throughout the European Championships, swam very well on Sunday. Molnár triumphed in the 100m backstroke on the final day after winning the 200m, while Pádár took bronze in the 400m freestyle after winning both the 100m and 200m freestyle. After their individual races, both swimmers were part of the silver medal-winning 4×100m medley relay team.
Molnár and Pádár each won six medals in the Romanian capital, including four golds, and were among the winning 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relays.
The fourth podium place of the final day went to Minna Ábrahám, who finished second in the 200m medley in her age group with the best time of 2:14.28.
With six gold, five silver, and three bronze medals, Hungary won the medal table, something that has only ever happened at one European Junior Championships, in 2005 in Budapest.
Source: Nemzeti Sport, MTI
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