Loading ...
2021 European Championships Kazan Euro SC 2021 LEN Events News Swimming

2021 European Short-Course Swimming Championships, Kazan (RUS) Facts & Figures

We are happy to share some interesting fact and figures on the European Short-Course Swimming Championships held last week in Kazan.

Prize money distribution – Top 15 individual performers, based on FINA Points

LEN offers an increased amount of prize money for the athletes. In the previous editions the pot was 220,000 Euros and the top 12 individual performers were rewarded both among the men and the women. This was increased to 300,000 for 2021 with the top 15 receiving prize money for their best individual swims in Kazan.

Men 1. 25,000 € – 1000 pts, tied: Szebasztian Szabo (HUN) 50m FL/Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 50m BR 3. 15,000 € – 993 Florian Wellbrock (GER) 1500m FR 4. 13,000 € – 985 Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA) 50m BR SF 5. 12,000 € – 984 Emre Sakci (TUR) 50m BR SF 6. 11,000 € – 982 Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 1500m FR 7. 10,000 € – 975 Arno Kamminga (NED) 100m BR 8. 9,000 € – 966 Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) 50m BK 9. 8,000 € – 953 Mikhail Dorinov (RUS) 200m BR 10. 7,000 € – 951 Erik Persson (SWE) 200m BR 11. 6,000 € – 950 Ilya Borodin (RUS) 400m IM 12. 5,000 € – 948 Matteo Rivolta (ITA) 50m FL 13. 4,000 € – 947 Fabio Scozzoli (ITA) 100m BR 14. 3,000 € – 946 Alberto Razzetti (ITA) 200m FL 15. 2,000 € – 945 Andreas Vazaios (GRE) 200m IM

Women 1. 25,000 € – 999 Anastasia Kirpichnikova (RUS) 1500m FR 2. 20,000 € – 985 Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) 50m FL 3. 15,000 € – 978 Kira Toussaint (NED) 50m BK 4. 13,000 € – 950 Evgeniia Chikunova (RUS) 200m BR 5. 12,000 € – 949 tied Analia Pigree (FRA) 50m BK SF / Simona Quadarella (ITA) 1500m FR 7. 10,000 € – 948 Maaike de Waard 100m BK 8. 9,000 € – 939 tied Martina Caramignoli (ITA) 1500m FR / Marrit Steenbergen (NED) 200m FR 10. 7,000 € – 938 Katarzyna Wasick (POL) 50m FR SF 11. 6,000 € – 934 Silvia Scala (ITA) 50m BK 12. 5,000 € – 933 tied Maria Kameneva (RUS) 100m IM / Alicja Tchorz (POL) 100m IM 14. 3,000 € – 932 Isabel Gose (GER) 800m FR 15. 2,000 € – 925 Elena di Liddo (ITA) 50m BK SF

Kazan 2021 at a glance – Winners Medallists & Records

Medal table There was little change on the top.

In 2019 it looked like: RUS 13-5-4 (22) – ITA 6-7-7 (20) – NED 5-1-4 (10)

Now it is RUS 11-5-8 (24) – NED 8-5-5 (18) – ITA 7-18-10 (35)

However, in Kazan the top three were much more dominant than ever before. While the top three took 40% of the total medals in 2017 (48, rest claimed 73), that jumped to more than 50% in Glasgow 2019 (62, rest 60) and now it reached 60% (77, rest 51). The number of nations winning medals and winning titles are stable:

2017 – 21 and 11

2019 – 20 and 11

2021 – 20 and 12

All-time medal chart Germany still tops this list, though the difference is getting smaller and smaller, edition by edition. Russia got closer to its 100th gold, earned its 75th silver in Kazan. Italy is just three medals shy of Russia in total (245-242), also claimed its 75th gold medal, just like the Netherlands. The Dutch kept their third place in these ranks. Hungary and Sweden continued their duel for the fifth place, though Katinka Hosszu was not present, Szebasztian Szabo dealt with the challenge coming from Sarah Sjostrom so the gap narrowed by one gold, Hungary leads 68-65. France added a silver and a bronze – they are yet to win their 50th gold in history.

All-time – Top 10

1 GER – Germany 115 115 94 324

2 RUS – Russia 93 75 77 245

3 NED – Netherlands 81 46 49 176

4 ITA – Italy 75 84 84 242

5 HUN – Hungary 68 40 31 139

6 SWE – Sweden 65 54 41 160

7 FRA – France 49 46 46 141

8 GBR – Gr. Britain 42 66 75 183

9 UKR – Ukraine 38 31 28 97

10 POL – Poland 34 30 27 91

Records broken Kazan 2021 saw a great number of new marks.

World Records: 4 (two tied + two new relay records)

European Records: 5

Championship Records: 16

Junior World Records: 2

Junior European Records: 3

Multiple individual title-winners 4 golds Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 50m free, 100m free, 50m fly, 100m fly 3 golds Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) – 100m free, 50m back, 100m back Szebasztian Szabo (HUN) – 50m free, 50m fly, 100m fly Anastasia Kirpichnikova (RUS) – 400m free, 800m free, 1500m free Kira Toussaint (NED) – 50m back, 100m back, 200m back

SweepsThis is the first time ever that two swimmers were able to do a kind of sweep in the same stroke at one edition. Toussaint completed the backstroke treble while Kirpichnikova did in the middle/long-distances in freestyle.

Since 1996, it can be considered a rare feat, though Katinka Hosszu achieved five times in her heydays, including double-trebles in 2015 and 2017. Here are the previous ‘sweepers’:

• Marcel Wouda (NED) 100-200-400m IM in 1996

• Massimiliano Rosolino (ITA) 200-400-1500m free in 2000 (800m was not in the programme)

• Yulia Efimova (RUS) 50-100-200m breast in 2007

• Stanislav Donets (RUS) 50-100-200m back in 2008, then in 2009

• Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 100-200-400m IM in 2015, 2017 and 2019 – 50-100-200m back in 2015 and 2017

Winning streak Poland Radoslaw Kawecki extended his medal winning streak in the 200m backstroke to 9 editions (2009-2021) – he won 7 golds and 2 silvers en route. Though the absolute record held by Peter Mankoc (SLO) in the 100m IM is still far away: the Slovenian medalled in 14 straight edition (1999-2012) and his streak included 9 consecutive wins (2000-2008). Obviously, back then the championships were held annually.

Five ties in Kazan!

There were an unprecedented number of ties in the hunt for the medals. No less than 5 times were the medals shared, a significant jump compared to the previous editions.

2017 – 1: M 50m FL (bronze)

2019 – 3: M 50m BR (bronze) – W 50m FL (bronze) – W 4x50m FR (gold)

2021 – 5: M 50m FR (bronze) – W 100m BR (silver) – W 50m FL (bronze) – W 100m FL (silver) – W 400m IM (silver) (a sixth tie was annulled when Russia was DSQd from the 4x50m mixed free where they had originally shared the silver with Italy)

Queen of ties – Greece’s Anna Ntountounaki is the queen of ties – she claimed three medals this year at the European Championships, a gold, a silver and a bronze – and all came after a tie!

• In Budapest, she came first in 100m fly – shared the gold with France’s Marie Wattel.

• In Kazan, she had silver in 100m fly – shared with Belorussia’s Anastasia Shkurdai.

• Then, she had bronze in the 50m fly – shared with Italy’s Silvia di Pietro.

Results and documents here