Emilie to the left in the picture, Emilia Liven in the middle and Sini Silvennoinen to the right. All three girls representing ÅSK – Uintiklubi Turku.
Emilie is one of the 16 swimmers selected to represent Finland at the EYOF 2017 in Györ, Hungary. There will be about 50 nations competing in 10 Olympic Sports from 23-29 July and the number of athletes will be around 3,000.
Emilie will compete in two individual events (100 and 200m backstroke) and the relay.
The Finnish Team consists of 69 athletes.
Emilie is still an age group swimmer, but despite that she won three medals in the Junior Championships in Tampere this week-end (July 6-9, 2017). On Thursday, she competed in 50m backstroke not less than four times. Twice in the morning and twice in the evening session. She finished fifth among girls 17 and improved her personal best with 0.18 seconds and the new record is now 30.48.
In 200m backstroke she made a new seasonal best (02,24.88) finishing second and only 0,00.03 from her PB. She also earned a place in the A-final for adults where she finished 8th. In 100m backstroke she was third among girls 17 and finished 8th in the A-final for adults.
In the medley relay 4x100m for girls 17 the team consisting of Emilie, Iida Reini, Ida Konkka and Sini Silvennoinen won the gold medal.
All in all, Emilie won three medals: one gold medal (medley relay), one silver (200m backstroke) and one bronze (100m backstroke).
Her swimming club ÅSK – uintiklubi Turku was the best team among the juniors.