Anna Doudounaki wins gold at the European Aquatics Championships
The 26-year-old swimming champion finished in 57.37 in the final of the European Championship held in Budapest, to win the gold medal in the 100m butterfly.
With her, on the highest step of the podium, will climb the French Marie Watel, who finished at the same time, while the bronze medal was won by Louis Hanson, from Sweden.
Dudunaki, who has already won the “ticket” to the Tokyo Olympics, won the bronze medal in the 100m butterfly at the Glasgow European Championships two years ago.
“I do not believe it yet. It will take me days to realize it “said Anna Doutounaki for winning the gold medal in the 100 meters butterfly at the European Swimming Championship that takes place in Budapest.
“In the semifinal I was very anxious, but in the final it seemed that my opponents were anxious” stressed the Haniotissa champion who broke the national record with 57.37, speaking to “Real fm 97.8” and Dimitris Stavrakakis, adding: “I did the best performance where it should be “.
Anna Ntountounaki was born in Chania on September 9,1995. She competed in the women’s 100m butterfly at the 2016 Olympic Games. Finished 17th in the 100 meters in 58.27 seconds, setting a new national record. However, he was eliminated from the semifinals. In 2018 he won the bronze medal in the 100m. butterfly in the European 25m pool. In May 2021 she won the gold medal in the 100m. butterfly in the European Championship 50m pool with a new national record, 57.37. Thus, she became the first Greek swimmer to win a gold medal at a European Championship.