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Diogo Ribeiro wins the 50 butterfly at the Euro Meet

Diogo Ribeiro wins the 50 butterfly at the Euro Meet

A team of three podium finishes on the first day of the World Cup benchmark Tour de Luxembourg in Doha

Having already dominated qualifying this morning with a time of 23.36 seconds, Diogo Ribeiro confirmed that he was the fastest by winning the final of the 50 butterfly at the Euro Met in Luxembourg with a time of 23.41 seconds, sending Hungarian Sebastian Szabo to the remaining steps of the podium. with 23.50 and the Austrian Simon Bucher with 23.57.

The national record, 22.80 seconds, belongs to the Benfica swimmer and was achieved in July, during the Fukuoka-2023 World Cup. He is still in possession of the junior world maximum (22.96) achieved at the 2022 Lima World Championships, his second personal best.

At the same meet, which serves as a test of level in preparation for the World Cup in Doha, from 2 to 18 February, Francesca Martins achieved second place in the 800m freestyle with a personal maximum distance of 8.36.95 metres, followed by Diana Durías (Benfica). ) with 8.46.02. The Portuguese was only bettered by German Maya Werner (8.35.48), who had controlled the race in the last 200 meters until then, led by swimmer Foca. Diana is Portugal's record holder (8.29.33) since the 2018 Tarragona Mediterranean Games.

On the afternoon of this first of the three days of the event, however, in the B Finals, Mariana Cunha won the B Final in the 50 butterfly with a time of 27.10 seconds, and Miguel Nascimento (Benfica) came in second in the 50 butterfly with a time of 24.05 seconds.