For the second time in a day, Greek swimmer, Andreas Vazaios, won a medal at the 25th European Swimming Pool Championship in Glasgow. Half an hour after winning the bronze medal in the 100m mix individual medley, he won the gold medal in the 200m butterfly.
Andreas Vazaios gets his second gold medal of the week 🙌
— Euro Swim 2019 (@euroswim2019) December 8, 2019
Andreas Vazaios is the “Water Greek Freak”!
— Elizana Xhameta (@elizanaxhameta) December 8, 2019
The 25-year-old Olympian Vazaios busted out a monster personal best of 1:50.85 to land atop the podium, clearing the rest of the stacked field by just under a second. of these European Short Course Championships.
Vazaios’ road to the podium in Glasgow started with his 1:52.38 morning prelim swim, a new national record in itself, note international media. Splits for his morning swim included 25.12/27.17/32.51/27.58 to claim the 2nd seed behind British powerhouse Duncan Scott, who notched a new British national record of 1:52.33 this morning.
Flash forward to tonight’s final, however, and Vazaios was a man on a mission, splitting 25.23/26.97 (52.20), 31.88/26.77 (58.65) to come on strong at the end and get the gold.
Not only did Vazaios make history by producing a new European Record, but his 1:50.85 swim now inserts him onto the list of all-time performers as slot #3.