1997 European Aquatics Championships

The 1997 LEN European Aquatics Championships were held in Seville, Spain from Tuesday 19 August to Sunday 24 August, in the 50 m pool of the Centro Deportivo San Pablo. The 23rd edition of the event was organised by the LEN. Besides swimming there were titles contested in open water swimming, diving, synchronized swimming (women) and – for the last time – water polo.

1997 European Aquatics Championships
Host citySevilla
Country Spain
Sport(s)5
Events51
Opening ceremony19 August 1997 (1997-08-19)
Closing ceremony24 August 1997 (1997-08-24)
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The swimming championships resulted in two European records: Ágnes Kovács on the women's 200 m breaststroke and Russia in the men's 4×100 m freestyle relay. Alexander Popov returned in competition after being stabbed down in Moscow, shortly after the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Spain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia169328
2  Germany1581033
3  Hungary4127
4  Italy35513
5  Netherlands2237
6  Spain*2226
7  Ireland2204
8  Great Britain2136
9  Belarus2013
10  France17412
11  Sweden1337
12  Denmark1023
13  Ukraine0639
14  Slovakia0303
15  Poland0112
16  Israel0101
  Yugoslavia0101
18  Czech Republic0033
19  Belgium0022
20  Austria0011
  Finland0011
  Romania0011
Totals (22 nations)515250153

SwimmingEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle   Alexander Popov
Russia
  Mark Foster
Great Britain
  Julien Sicot
France
100 m freestyle   Alexander Popov
Russia
  Lars Frölander
Sweden
  Oleg Rykhlevich
Belarus
200 m freestyle   Paul Palmer
Great Britain
  Massimiliano Rosolino
Italy
  Béla Szabados
Hungary
400 m freestyle   Emiliano Brembilla
Italy
  Massimiliano Rosolino
Italy
  Paul Palmer
Great Britain
1500 m freestyle   Emiliano Brembilla
Italy
  Igor Snitko
Ukraine
  Denis Zavhorodny
Ukraine
100 m backstroke   Martin López-Zubero
Spain
  Eithan Urbach
Israel
  Vladimir Selkov
Russia
200 m backstroke   Vladimir Selkov
Russia
  Emanuele Merisi
Italy
  Ralf Braun
Germany
100 m breaststroke   Aleksandr Gukov
Belarus
  Károly Güttler
Hungary
  Daniel Málek
Czech Republic
200 m breaststroke   Aleksandr Gukov
Belarus
  Andrey Korneyev
Russia
  Daniel Málek
Czech Republic
100 m butterfly   Lars Frölander
Sweden
  Denys Sylantyev
Ukraine
  Franck Esposito
France
200 m butterfly   Franck Esposito
France
  Denys Sylantyev
Ukraine
  Stephen Parry
Great Britain
200 m individual medley   Marcel Wouda
Netherlands
  Xavier Marchand
France
  Jani Sievinen
Finland
400 m individual medley   Marcel Wouda
Netherlands
  Frederik Hviid
Spain
  Robert Seibt
Germany
4×100 m freestyle relay   Russia
Alexander Popov
Roman Yegorov
Denis Pimankov
Vladimir Pyshnenko
  Germany
Alexander Lüderitz
Steffen Zesner
Christian Tröger
Torsten Spanneberg
  Netherlands
Bram van Haandel
Martijn Zuijdweg
Mark Veens
Pieter van den Hoogenband
4×200 m freestyle relay   Great Britain
Paul Palmer
Andrew Clayton
Gavin Meadows
James Salter
  Netherlands
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Mark van der Zijden
Martijn Zuijdweg
Marcel Wouda
  Germany
Lars Conrad
Christian Keller
Stefan Pohl
Steffen Zesner
4×100 m medley relay   Russia
Vladimir Selkov
Andrey Korneyev
Vladislav Kulikov
Alexander Popov
  Germany
Ralf Braun
Jens Kruppa
Thomas Rupprath
Christian Tröger
  Poland
Mariusz Siembida
Marek Krawczyk
Marcin Kaczmarek
Bartosz Kizierowski

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle   Natalya Meshcheryakova
Russia
  Sandra Völker
Germany
  Therese Alshammar
Sweden
100 m freestyle   Sandra Völker
Germany
  Martina Moravcová
Slovakia
  Antje Buschschulte
Germany
200 m freestyle   Michelle Smith
Ireland
  Nadezhda Chemezova
Russia
  Camelia Potec
Romania
400 m freestyle   Dagmar Hase
Germany
  Michelle Smith
Ireland
  Kerstin Kielgass
Germany
800 m freestyle   Kerstin Kielgass
Germany
  Carla Geurts
Netherlands
  Jana Henke
Germany
100 m backstroke   Antje Buschschulte
Germany
  Roxana Maracineanu
France
  Sandra Völker
Germany
200 m backstroke   Cathleen Rund
Germany
  Antje Buschschulte
Germany
  Roxana Maracineanu
France
100 m breaststroke   Ágnes Kovács
Hungary
  Svitlana Bondarenko
Ukraine
  Brigitte Becue
Belgium
200 m breaststroke   Ágnes Kovács
Hungary
  Alicja Pęczak
Poland
  Brigitte Becue
Belgium
100 m butterfly   Mette Jacobsen
Denmark
  Martina Moravcová
Slovakia
  Johanna Sjöberg
Sweden
200 m butterfly   María Peláez
Spain
  Michelle Smith
Ireland
  Mette Jacobsen
Denmark
200 m individual medley   Oxana Verevka
Russia
  Martina Moravcová
Slovakia
  Yana Klochkova
Ukraine
400 m individual medley   Michelle Smith
Ireland
  Yana Klochkova
Ukraine
  Hana Černá
Czech Republic
4×100 m freestyle relay   Germany
Katrin Meissner
Simone Osygus
Antje Buschschulte
Sandra Völker
  Sweden
Louise Jöhncke
Josefin Lillhage
Malin Svahnström
Therese Alshammar
  Russia
Svetlana Lesyukova
Natalya Meshcheryakova
Inna Yaitskaya
Nadezhda Chemezova
4×200 m freestyle relay   Germany
Dagmar Hase
Janina Götz
Antje Buschschulte
Kerstin Kielgass
  Sweden
Louise Jöhncke
Josefin Lillhage
Johanna Sjöberg
Malin Svahnström
  Denmark
Britt Raaby
Berit Puggaard
Mette Jacobsen
Ditte Jensen
4×100 m medley relay   Germany
Antje Buschschulte
Sylvia Gerasch
Katrin Meissner
Sandra Völker
  Russia
Olga Kochetkova
Olga Landik
Svetlana Pozdeyeva
Natalya Meshcheryakova
  Great Britain
Sarah Price
Jaime King
Caroline Foot
Karen Pickering

Open water swimmingEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
5 km open water   Aleksey Akatyev (RUS)   Yevgeny Bezruchenko (RUS)   Luca Baldini (ITA)
25 km open water   Aleksey Akatyev (RUS)   Christof Wandratsch (GER)
  Stéphane Lecat (FRA)

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
5 km open water   Peggy Büchse (GER)   Valeria Casprini (ITA)   Rita Kovács (HUN)
25 km open water   Rita Kovács (HUN)   Valeria Casprini (ITA)   Edith van Dijk (NED)

DivingEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
1 m springboard   Andreas Wels
Germany
  Holger Schlepps
Germany
  Rafael Álvarez
Spain
3 m springboard   Dmitri Sautin
Russia
  Andreas Wels
Germany
  Stefan Ahrens
Germany
10 m platform   Jan Hempel
Germany
  Yaroslav Makogin
Ukraine
  Heiko Meyer
Germany
3 m springboard synchro   Holger Schlepps
Alexander Mesch
Germany
  José Luis Hidalgo
Rubén Santos
Spain
  Donald Miranda
Nicola Marconi
Italy
10 m platform synchro   Jan Hempel
Michael Kühne
Germany
  Igor Lukashin
Aleksandr Varlamov
Russia
  Frédéric Pierre
Gilles Emptoz-Lacote
France

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
1 m springboard   Vera Ilyina
Russia
  Irina Lashko
Russia
  Dörte Lindner
Germany
3 m springboard   Yuliya Pakhalina
Russia
  Vera Ilyina
Russia
  Anna Lindberg
Sweden
10 m platform   Olga Kristoforova
Russia
  Annika Walter
Germany
  Svitlana Serbina
Ukraine
3 m springboard synchro   Claudia Bockner
Conny Schmalfuss
Germany
  Irina Lashko
Yuliya Pakhalina
Russia
  Julia Cruz
Dolores Sáez
Spain
10 m platform synchro   Ute Wetzig
Anke Piper
Germany
  Julie Danaux
Odile Arboles-Souchon
France
  Marion Reiff
Anja Richter
Austria

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Solo   Olga Sedakova
Russia
  Virginie Dedieu
France
  Giovanna Burlando
Italy
Duet   Olga Brusnikina
Mariya Kiselyova
Russia
  Virginie Dedieu
Myriam Lignot
France
  Giada Ballan
Serena Bianchi
Italy
Team   Russia   France   Italy

Water poloEdit

Men's team eventEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team competition   Hungary   Yugoslavia   Russia

Women's team eventEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team competition   Italy   Russia   Netherlands

External linksEdit