Otopeni 2023: Ben Proud roars to European 50m freestyle record of 20.18

Ben Proud became the second-fastest man in history when he set a European short-course 50m freestyle record of 20.18 seconds in Otopeni. The Briton was just 0.02secs outside Caeleb Dressel’s 20.16 world record as he took 0.08secs from the European standard of 20.26 held by Florent Manaudou since December 2014. It was the second European […]

Otopeni 2023: Noe Ponti flies into the European record books

Noe Ponti delivered a standout performance as he set a European 100m butterfly record of 48.47 on the second night of finals in Otopeni. Estonian 16-year-old Eneli Jefimova claimed an emotional 100m breaststroke title in the same pool where she won the treble at the 2022 European Junior Championships. Great Britain lead the medal table […]

Otopeni 2023: Double gold for Britain whilst Irish star Daniel Wiffen makes history

Great Britain won two gold medals and Daniel Wiffen became the first Irish swimmer to claim a European short-course title on a thrilling first night of finals in Otopeni, Romania. Abbie Wood opened a golden night for Britain in the women’s 400m individual medley with the men’s quartet winning the 4x50m freestyle relay for the […]

Otopeni 2023: Five to watch at the European Short Course Championships

With the 22nd European Short Course Championships beginning on 5 December we’ve selected five of the key ‘swimmers-to-watch’ who are set to command the spotlight in Otopeni during the six-day event. DAVID POPOVICI David Popovici returns to the Otopeni pool in which he won four golds at the 2022 European Junior Championships. Aged 17, the […]

Otopeni 2023: Five storylines at the European Short Course Championships

From high-profile Olympic and World champions to emerging junior talents, the European Short Course Championships will unite established, as well as rising, swimming stars. Here are five storylines to look out for ahead of the action in Otopeni, which runs from 5-10 December in Romania. MEN’S 200m FREESTYLE The eight-length event is set to be […]

Otopeni 2023: Five things to know about the European Short Course Championships

As Romania prepares to host Olympic and world champions from across Europe, here are five things to know before the action starts in Otopeni on 5 December. EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS TURN 22 This year’s edition will mark the 22nd year of the European Short Course Championships as we know it. The inaugural Championships were […]

Otopeni 2023: Yohann Ndoye Brouard recalls Glasgow debut with Marchand and Manaudou

When Yohann Ndoye Brouard made his senior international bow at the 2019 European Short Course Championships, he was joined on the French team by fellow newcomers that were destined to shine and a returning Olympic champion. Since then, Ndoye Brouard has claimed four European long-course medals, including 200m backstroke gold at Roma 2022. Among his […]

Otopeni 2023: Wiffen twins targeting medals, finals and records in Romania

A trilogy of gold medals, European finals and a world record are amongst the goals that twins Daniel and Nathan Wiffen have heading into the European Short Course Championships. The pair will travel to Otopeni on a high following some recent strong performances at the British University and College Sport Swimming championships (BUCS). There, they […]