European Aquatics Championships Belgrade 2024: Leonie Beck Wins 5k, Ginevra Taddeucci and Bettina Fabian Claim Podium Spots

European Aquatics Championships Belgrade 2024: Leonie Beck Wins 5k, Ginevra Taddeucci and Bettina Fabian Claim Podium Spots

Leonie Beck from Germany won the 5km race at the European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade. This, just a day after her narrow victory in the 10km event. Beck finished with a time of 58:25.3, edging out Italy’s Ginevra Taddeucci, who clocked in at 58:26.5. Bettina Fabian of Hungary secured the bronze with a time of 58:28.7.

Reflecting on her back-to-back victories, Beck said,

“I was dead from yesterday’s race (10km) so I just tried to hold on and keep a good position until the finish. I managed to achieve that, I could stay in front, so I didn’t have to push that hard to catch up the leaders and did a great finish. I’m really happy with my second gold medal.”

Ginevra Taddeucci aims to qualify for the Olympics at the Sette Colli. She chose a lighter program, doing the 5km and the upcoming relay.

“I’m preparing for the Sette Colli to try to get the Olympic pass and for this reason I decided to do the 5K race and then the relay on Saturday to have a lighter programme as my shoulders would have felt the 10K much more. It was a good race, a good test before next week, faster than usual, and where I could wait a little longer to make my move.”

The race for the bronze was intense. Fabian overtook Spain’s Maria de Valdes in the final meters. This secured her first individual senior medal.

Women’s 5k Results

RankNameCountryTimeTime Difference
1Leonie Antonia BECKGER58:25.30.0
2Ginevra TADDEUCCIITA58:26.5+1.2
3Bettina FABIANHUN58:28.7+3.4
4Maria de VALDES ALVAREZESP58:29.0+3.7
5Lisa POUMON58:31.3+6.0
6Angela MARTINEZ GUILLENESP58:34.7+9.4
7Celine RIEDERGER58:38.6+13.3
8Mira SZIMCSAKHUN58:39.9+14.6
9Caroline JOUISSEFRA58:40.2+14.9
10Eva Mariel FABIANISR58:42.2+16.9
11Rachele BRUNIITA58:55.0+29.7
12Jeannette SPIWOKSGER58:56.5+31.2
13Spela PERSESLO58:58.5+33.2
14Klaudia TARASIEWICZPOL59:29.3+1:04.0
15Julie PLESKOTOVACZE59:33.9+1:08.6
16Mafalda ROSAPOR1:00:32.8+2:07.5
17Oceane CASSIGNOLFRA1:01:04.5+2:39.2
18Masa CVETKOVICSRB1:06:06.3+7:41.0
19Natalia SPANIKOVASVK1:06:17.8+7:52.5
DNSAnna OLASZHUNDNS 

Results

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