ADN concludes the 32nd European Championships held in Berlin’s Velodrom, with Ukrainian Andrey Govorov winning bronze in the 50m butterfly and Russian Sergey Fesikov winning the silver medal in the 4*100m freestyle. In addition, Govorov and Fesikov finaled in two other events during the championships (50 freestyle & 100 freestyle, respectively).
This set of results doesn’t fully meet the expectations of head coach Andrea Di Nino and the rest of the Club’s staff.
“Andrey [Govorov], after a great swim in the prelims, where he recorded the fastest time in the world for 2014, had us all expect an even greater result in the finals. Unfortunately, a bad start in the event’s final erased the hopes for gold. Even though he was coming back strong during the race, he only managed to win bronze (tied with Ben Proud).”
The 22”87 has Govorov sitting on top of the world rankings for 2014 and is the 3rd fastest ever in jammers. Andrey is currently the fastest man in the 50m butterfly in the world!
“Of course we are not happy with the result. But it was an important experience that will help us get the best out of it and move forward”, continued ADN’s head coach. “We have collected a lot of data that will help us prepare the for the next big challenge. Our season will start in the second week of September, when we start preparing for the next world short course championships in Doha (December 3-7).”
The Team restarts its training in Caserta, as usual, with lots of enthusiasm and exciting sessions!