Dmitry Zhurman, a student of the Institute of Cybernetics of Tomsk Polytechnic University, won three gold and one bronze medals at the Finswimming European Championship held in Wroclaw, Poland.
Photo: Dmitry Zhurman (at the left) / Finswimming Federation of the Tomsk Region
The Finswimming European Championship was held from 2 to 8 of July 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. Dmitry Zhurman took part in the championship as a member of the team of the Tomsk Region. According to the Finswimming Federation of the Tomsk Region, he performed in the following disciplines: Surface Finswimming, 100 m, Surface Finswimming, 200 m, Relay, 4x100m SF and Relay, 4x200m SF.
On the first day of the championship, the Russian team reached the highest place in the team event. Our athletes won immediately nine medals: three gold, two silver and four bronze. Tomsk representatives gained three of eight Russian medals in the individual event. Dmitry Zhurman took the third place in the discipline Surface Finswimming, 100 m.
In addition, on July 5, a set of medals in the discipline Surface Finswimming, 200m was presented to the top three competitors.
“The victory podium looked not just Russian, but Tomsk.
Young, but experienced Dmitry Zhurman rightfully came in top place,”
— as noted in the report of the Federation. The second place was also taken by the athlete from the team of the Tomsk Region.
It’s worth noting that Dmitry Zhurman won two more gold medals in the disciplines Relay, 4x100m SF and Relay, 4x200m SF. The Russian team became the overall winner of the team event, earning 42 medals: 18 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze.