European Aquatics Championships Belgrade 2024: Leonie Beck Triumphs in 10k, Pozzobon and Gabbrielleschi Claim Podium Spots

European Aquatics Championships Belgrade 2024: Leonie Beck Triumphs in 10k, Pozzobon and Gabbrielleschi Claim Podium Spots

The European Aquatics Championships took place in Belgrade, Serbia on June 12, 2024. The first open water event took place at the Ada Ciganlija regatta course. This course was the venue of the 2023 World Rowing Championships. Leonie Beck won the 10k by a very close margin just 0.1 seconds ahead of Italy’s Barbara Pozzobon. Giulia Gabbrielleschi, who is also from Italy, won the bronze medal.

Beck shared her joy about the win, saying,

“It was a great race, I tried my best to have a great finish. Training with Barbara every day, I know perfectly how strong she is, so I know it’s going to be hard. At the end, I had the lucky touch.”

In the race, Lisa Pou from Monaco took the lead at first. Then, Pozzobon and Gabbrielleschi stepped up. Beck placed herself at the middle of the pack. Then, she made a strong move in her final lap to take the lead. The final stretch was a close contest between Beck and Pozzobon, who swim together in Italy. Beck was the first to touch the panel, finishing at 2:00:54.8, just a hair ahead of Pozzobon’s time of 2:00:54.9.

Angela Martinez of Spain took fourth place. Bettina Fabian who led early on, secured fifth place.

Women 10k Results

RankNameCountryTimeTime Difference
1Leonie Antonia BECKGER2:00:54.80.0
2Barbara POZZOBONITA2:00:54.9+0.1
3Giulia GABBRIELLESCHIITA2:00:58.5+3.7
4Angela MARTINEZ GUILLENESP2:01:01.4+6.6
5Bettina FABIANHUN2:01:03.9+9.1
6Lisa POUMON2:01:06.0+11.2
7Mira SZIMCSAKHUN2:01:14.0+19.2
8Maria de VALDES ALVAREZESP2:01:22.2+27.4
9Caroline JOUISSEFRA2:01:24.2+29.4
10Lea BOYGER2:01:24.5+29.7
11Jeannette SPIWOKSGER2:01:24.9+30.1
12Mafalda ROSAPOR2:01:29.9+35.1
13Leah CRISPGBR2:01:39.1+44.3
14Eva Mariel FABIANISR2:01:40.5+45.7
15Spela PERSESLO2:01:50.8+56.0
16Veronica SANTONIITA2:01:58.8+1:04.0
17Klaudia TARASIEWICZPOL2:02:22.1+1:27.3
18Anna OLASZHUN2:03:31.2+2:36.4
19Candela SANCHEZ LORAESP2:04:59.1+4:04.3
20Louna KASVIOFIN2:05:14.7+4:19.9
21Leonie-Sarah Josephine TENZERFIN2:06:19.1+5:24.3
22Julie PLESKOTOVACZE2:07:34.5+6:39.7
23Ofek ADIRISR2:10:44.1+9:49.3
24Eden GIRLOANTAISR2:10:44.2+9:49.4
25Masa CVETKOVICSRB2:16:46.2+15:51.4
26Hana KRASNOHORSKASVK2:25:18.3+24:23.5

Results

Photo credits: European Aquatics

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