Diário As Beiras – National record of 200 meters back was reached today in the pools of Coimbra

Diário As Beiras - National record of 200 meters back was reached today in the pools of Coimbra


It was in Coimbra that swimmer Francisco Santos beat today, the absolute national record of the 200 meters backstroke, with a time of 1.58.22 minutes. He won the respective event at the event “Towards Tokyo”.

Francisco Santos surpassed the previous maximum by more than half, which stood at 1.58.83 minutes and had been established by Pedro Oliveira almost nine years ago, on August 1, 2012, during the London 2012 Olympic Games qualifiers. In addition to the national record and the victory in the 200 meters backstroke, Francisco Santos also won the qualification for the European Championship of long pool, which takes place in Budapest, between 10 and 23 May 2021.



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