Again, the Hungarian girls won the gold medal in the 4×200 final of the European Junior Swimming Championships in Bucharest, accruing five gold medals in the last six European Championships.
This time, the girls won with the combination of Lilla Ábrahám, Dóra Molnár, Lili Gyurinovics, and Nikoletta Pádár – with a lead of almost ten seconds.
The Hungarians were only five-hundredths of a second off the national record set in 2017 (which is still the European record), while the Russians’ European record set five years ago was 1.7 seconds off.
It is a fantastic experience and it feels really good to win like this, to be so far in front. Everyone contributed to us winning with such superiority, I am very proud of everyone that we managed to do it,”
said Dóra Molnár.
Zsombor Bujdosó almost managed the feat in the 200 medley final – he turned second in the last length, but in the fast, he had a little more left in the tank than his two competitors, so Bujdosó finished fourth, but according to captain Sós, this is an excellent performance from him.
In 1500 meters, László Gálicz swam in fourth place throughout, at times looking like he might be able to successfully surpass Albayrak of Turkey in third place, meaning, that after his brother Péter’s 25km World Championship bronze medal last week, he might have had a blast too, but he ended up finishing 5th, 24.hu reports.
Featured image via the Facebook page of the Hungarian Swimming Federation – Hungarian National Swimming Team