Greece’s Andreas Vazaios Breaks Greek and European Swimming Records



Greek swimmer Andreas Vazaios. Photo from Athenian office of the European Commission on Facebook

Greek swimmer Andreas Vazaios won the gold medal on Friday night in the 200-meter Independent Medley at the 25th European Swimming Championship in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Greek athlete achieved the perfect performance, breaking the European record.

Vazeos finished in 1:50.85, breaking the European record of 1:51.36 held since 2015 by Hungarian Olympic champion Laszlo Cseh.

The 25-year old Greek athlete broke the Greek national record twice.

He did this for the first time during the preliminary heat, where he finished at 1:52.38 and then again during his final race, where he broke the European and the Greek record.

Vazaios’ last major achievement was the gold medal in 2016 at London’s European Championships.