OPEN WATER NEWS

Belgrade 2024: Hungary finally land relay gold and Italy lift the team trophy as open water concludes

After silver and bronze-medal finishes in the last five majors (Europeans and Worlds), Hungary upgraded to gold in the 4x1500m open water mixed relay. Fielding their top stars, the Magyars were too...

Belgrade 2024: Double joy for Italy after five gruelling hours

Dario Verani and Barbara Pozzobon claimed an Italian double with victory in the men’s and women’s 25km respectively. Both swimmers were declared runner-up two years ago in Ostia when the event was...

Belgrade 2024: Leonie Beck clinches open water double with victory in the 5km

A year after completing the 5-10km double at the World Championships, Germany’s Leonie Beck also won back-to-back titles at the European Aquatics Championships Belgrade 2024. If Leonie Beck is in the...

Belgrade 2024: David Betlehem out-touches Marc-Antoine Olivier for maiden European title

David Betlehem clinched his first European title with a perfectly-timed touch in the 5km to claim victory by 0.4sec over Marc-Antoine Olivier. The Frenchman had taken silver by just 0.2 in the 10km on...

Belgrade 2024: ‘King Greg’ back on the throne after 10km masterclass

Gregorio Paltrinieri won a fantastic race to regain his throne in the 10km event at the European Aquatics Championships Belgrade 2024. A mighty final sprint secured him an unusually big win with a...

Belgrade 2024: Leonie Beck retains 10k title in thrilling finish

Germany’s Leonie Beck had the last laugh, or rather the first touch, at the end of another thrilling 10km race as she retained her title. The first open water event at the European Aquatics...