Archive: European Championships

successful heats for britain as skies clear

A fine morning saw British swimmers successfully negotiate the heats to tonight’s semis and finals, but the evening forecast does not look so bright and the possibility of a washout cannot be discounted. Continue reading

Posted in Budapest 2006, European Championships, News

downpour dampens medal hopes

It was a washout for Britain in more ways than one on the second night of finals in Budapest as a torrential downpour caused the session to be abandoned before the events had been completed with the home team still to post an entry on the medal table. Continue reading

Posted in Budapest 2006, European Championships, News

a slow start, but hopes build for day 2

It was a mixed night in the Budapest pool for Britain as the home squad made their traditionally slow start to a major meet. There was considerable cause for optimism however in the shape of six qualifiers for tomorrow’s finals – a 100% conversion rate from the semi-finals Continue reading

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relay risk pays off

The ladies 4x100m freestyle relay heats saw Britain take a bit of a gamble as all four of the first choice squad were rested for tonight’s finals but the morning quartet performed admirably securing, 7th place and a lane in the final. Meanwhile 8 other Britons successfully negotiaed the first morning’s competition. Continue reading

Posted in Budapest 2006, European Championships, News

brits prepare for opening day

Britain’s swimmers are making final preparations ahead of the start of competition at the European Championships in Budapest this week. Continue reading

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