1991 European Sprint Swimming Championships

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The 1991 LEN European Sprint Swimming Championships were the first edition of what later would become the European Short Course Championships. It was held in Gelsenkirchen, Germany from 6–8 December 1991, and was organised by the Ligue Européenne de Natation. Only the 50 m events of each stroke, 100 m individual medley and 4×50 m relay events were at stake at this inaugural edition.

Medal table[edit]

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 7 7 5 19
2  Soviet Union 3 2 2 7
3  Sweden 2 1 2 5
4  Netherlands 1 2 0 3
5  Finland 1 0 0 1
6  Italy 0 2 2 4
7  Great Britain 0 0 2 2
8  Estonia 0 0 1 1
Total 14 14 14 42

Results summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle  Alexander Popov (URS) 22.16  Silko Günzel (GER) 22.25  Joakim Holmquist (SWE) 22.32
50 m backstroke  Jani Sievinen (FIN) 25.18  Vladimir Selkov (URS) 25.68  Jens Bünger (GER) 25.83
50 m breaststroke  Vassily Ivanov (URS) 27.38  Ron Dekker (NED) 27.42  Gianni Minervini (ITA) 27.51
50 m butterfly  Jan Karlsson (SWE) 24.32  Nils Rudolph (GER) 24.46  Vladislav Kulikov (URS) 24.52
100 m individual medley  Josef Hladký (GER) 55.28  Ron Dekker (NED) 55.45  Indrek Sei (EST) 55.83
4×50 m freestyle relay  Germany 1:28.27  Soviet Union 1:29.39  Great Britain 1:31.58
4×50 m medley relay  Soviet Union 1:38.87  Germany 1:39.05  Italy 1:39.84

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle  Simone Osygus (GER) 25.04  Daniela Hunger (GER) 25.49  Louise Karlsson (SWE) 25.76
50 m backstroke  Sandra Völker (GER) 28.59  Anja Eichhorst (GER) 28.77  Andrea Kutz (GER) 29.12
50 m breaststroke  Peggy Hartung (GER) 31.61  Sylvia Gerasch (GER) 31.87  Jana Dörries (GER) 32.25
50 m butterfly  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 27.25  Louise Karlsson (SWE) 27.63  Christiane Sievert (GER) 28.02
100 m individual medley  Louise Karlsson (SWE) 1:01.61  Daniela Hunger (GER) 1:02.23  Marion Zoller (GER) 1:02.36
4×50 m freestyle relay  Germany 1:41.30  Italy 1:44.26  Soviet Union 1:44.73
4×50 m medley relay  Germany 1:53.13  Italy 1:55.84  Great Britain 1:56.19

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