Russian swimmers were the first in the team event at the EYOF in Utrecht

The city of Utrecht (Netherlands) at the XII European Youth Olympic Festival Russian swimmers repeated the success of our countrymen who participated in this tournament in 2011 in Trabzon, taking first place team and won a total of 24 medals, of which 14 gold, 8 silver and 2 bronze. The second place team of swimmers UK — 15 medals (4 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze), the third — Italy — 8 (3-1-4).

Recall that in Trabzon in 2011 the Russians won two gold medals at the lower (12 gold, 8 silver and 4 bronze).

 

The most titled athlete in the competition was the Arina Openysheva, who won 8 gold medals in the 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m freestyle, and also took part in four winning relays — two mixed and the 4x100m freestyle and combined (It is called "Little Phelps"). Four-time winner of the festival were Philip Shopin and Daria Shibarova, three times — Arseny Badamshin, Elisha Stepanov, Pauline Alexander Egorov and Chesnokov.

Of the eleven new records 10 events belong to our athletes, two of which have been installed for the first time, participants in the preliminary swim in new kinds of program events — mixed relay 4×100 m freestyle and combined.

In total, the European Youth Olympic Festival was attended by athletes (boys born in 1997-98 and girls born in 1999-2000) from 49 countries of the European continent. Athletes competed in nine sports: athletics, cycling, basketball, handball, tennis, judo, gymnastics, swimming and volleyball.

The Russian team was represented by 107 athletes and eventually won the overall medal standings, winning a total of 56 medals (30 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze). In second place — the team of Great Britain — 31 (9-14-8), the third — the French national team — 22 (9-6-7).

On Friday, the Olympic flame was extinguished at the stadium "Galgenvard" tournament director, famous last swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband and CEO Hennie Smorenburgom. In 2015, the year the European Olympic Festival will be held in Tbilisi (Georgia).

Results of Russian swimmers at the twelfth year the European Youth Olympic Festival. Utrecht (The Netherlands). 14-19 July 2013 (All results)

Gold
1. Arina Openysheva — 100m freestyle — 55.81
2. Arina Openysheva — 200m freestyle — 2.03,50
3. Arina Openysheva — 400m freestyle — 4.17,07
4. Arina Openysheva — 800m freestyle — 8.49,88
5. Alexander Chesnokov — 100m butterfly — 1.00,53
6. Igor Balyberdin — 400 m complex — 4.24,82
7. Anton Chupkov — 200 m breaststroke — 2.15,30
8. Philip Shopin — 100 m backstroke — 56.54
9. Men's 4x100m medley relay — 3.46,40 — Philip Shopin, Anton Chupkov, Dmitry Malkov and Arseny Badamshin and Elisha Stepanov — pre-swim party
10. Women's 4x100m medley relay — 4.12,53 — Pauline Egorova Ekaterina Levashova, Alexander Chesnokov and Arina Openysheva and Maria Kamenev, Karina Dunaeva and Daria Shibarova — participants prior swim
11. Women's relay 4 × 100 m freestyle — 3.51,30 — Daria Shibarova, Pauline Egorova, Alexander Chesnokov, Arina Openysheva
12. Men's relay 4 × 100 m freestyle — 3.27,28 — Arseny Badamshin, Philip Shopin, Elisha Stepanov, Ernest Maksumov and Daniel Antipov — pre-swim party
13. Mixed 4x100m medley relay — 3.59,93 — Philip Shopin, Daniel Antipov, Catherine Levashova, Arina Openysheva and Daria Shibarova — participant of the preliminary heats
14. Mixed relay 4×100 m freestyle — 3.37,38 — Elisha Stepanov, Pauline Egorova, Arseny Badamshin and Arina Openysheva and Daria Shibarova and Ernest Maksumov — participants prior swim

Silver
1. Arseny Badamshin — 50m freestyle — 23.43
2. Arseny Badamshin — 100m freestyle — 51.15
3. Ernest Maksumov — 200m freestyle — 1.52,93
4. Ernest Maksumov — 400m freestyle — 3.58,44
5. Anton Chupkov — 100 m breaststroke — 1.03,26
6. Diana Sheludchenko — 400 m complex — 4.56,23
7. Catherine Levashova — 100 m breaststroke — 1.11,21
8. Pauline Egorova — 200 m backstroke — 2.15,12

Bronze
1. Dmitry Malkov — 200m butterfly — 2.03,89
2. Igor Balyberdin — 200 m complex — 2.05,97

Records competition

1. Anton Chupkov — 100 m breaststroke — semi-finals — 1.02,57
2. Anton Chupkov — 200 m breaststroke — Final — 2.15,30
3. Arina Openysheva — 100 m Freestyle — Final — 55.81
4. Philip Shopin — 100 m Backstroke — Final — 56.54
5. Alexander Chesnokov — 100m Butterfly — Final — 1.00,53
6. Women's 4x100m medley relay (Pauline Egorova Ekaterina Levashova, Alexander Chesnokov and Arina Openysheva) — Final — 4.12,53
7. Mixed 4x100m medley relay (Philip Shopin, Catherine Levashova, Daniel Antipov, Daria Shibarova) — A preliminary swim — 4.05,78
8. Mixed 4x100m medley relay (Philip Shopin, Daniel Antipov, Catherine Levashova, Arina Openysheva) — Final — 3.59,93
9. Mixed relay 4×100 m freestyle (Elisha Stepanov, Daria Shibarova, Ernest and Pauline Maksumov Egorov) — A preliminary swim — 3.41,64
10. Mixed relay 4×100 m freestyle (Elisha Stepanov, Pauline Egorova, Arseny Badamshin and Arina Openysheva) — Final — 3.37,38

European Youth Olympic festival — it's something like the Olympics for juniors under the age of 18 years. In 2013, the year from 13 to 20 July in the Dutch Utrecht, the festival was held on a grand scale — has been played 690 medals among 3,300 young athletes from 49 European countries. EYOF allows young athletes to compete at the highest level, to get acquainted with the ideals of Olympism and the Olympic Movement to join.

Let me remind you that this is the 4th largest international competition among athletes Malden only this July, where Russia has come up with flying colors. Also Universiade in Kazan, youth European Championships in Athletics in Finland and European Swimming Championships Championships in Poznan, Poland. All victories are not random, sports in Russia are now developing healthy. Provisions for the Olympic Games in Rio is here!

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