Grand Prix Challenge

The GP Challenge swimming meet was organized in Jyväskylä last week-end (from July 1st to July 3rd). Emilie took part in only a few events due to a recent acute trauma in her right knee. Still being under medical treatment and leaving out two days of training, it was very uncertain whether she would be able to compete or not, but thanks to good medical help and a couple of days of rest, she was able to take part in all but one of the planned events.

In 50 m backstroke she finished 12th in the prelims only 0.33 seconds from her personal best, which rendered her a place in the evening final, where she kept her position. She also took part in 4 x 100 medley relay (girls 17) and clocked 1:06.25 on the first event (backstroke) – an excellent time considering the circumstances.

On the final day she got even closer to her personal best in 50 m backstroke finishing only 0,05 seconds from her record. She achieved this time in 4 x 50 medley relay (adults), where her team finished fifth only 3,11 seconds behind the winning team where both Hanna-Maria Seppälä och Ari-Pekka Liukkonen, both on their way to Rio, secured the victory to Cetus, which is the largest swimming club in Finland.


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