The young swimmer from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Lana Pudar has won large finals in 200 meters butterfly discipline atthe European Championship in small swimming pools in Russian Kazan and managed to set up a new state record.
Pudar (15) participated yesterday morning in the quarterfinals of the European Championship in small swimming pools that is held in Kazan and, with time 2:10:00 she passed to the semifinals in her discipline. In total, our young swimmer had sixth time in the qualifiers, so she entered the second race yesterday with a lot of optimism.
Something before 5 p.m. on our time, Pudar was swimming in the first semifinal race and there she won a third place with a swim time of 2:07.10 which was enough for the placement to the Grand Final.
Only Danish competitor Helena Bach (2:06.12) and Italian Ilaria Bianchi (2: 06.86) were ahead of her.
When both semifinal races are observed, Pudar achieved the fourth best swim time and that shows in what form is the young BiH swimmer, although she is the youngest participant in the semifinals.
The three swimmers who had a better total swim time than Pudar are much older than the young BiH swimmer, so that is also an indication of what kind of future awaits this Mostar girl.
The final race is scheduled for today starting at 4:42 p.m. Apart from our competitor, the finals were won by Helena Bach (Denmark), Ilaria Bianchi (Italy), Zsuzsanna Jakabos (Hungary), Svetlana Chimrova (Russia), Laura Lahtinen (Finland), Alessia Polieri (Italy), and Nida Eliz Uestundag (Turkey).
To recall, Pudar also competed at the World Cup in Kazan in the past few days, and there she won the first medal in the history of this competition for our country, as she won bronze in the 100-meter butterfly discipline.