FAMOUS EUROPEAN ATHLETES prepare for the Olympic Games in Rio

Famous swimmers chose the T3 for their preparation training camp


– Swimmers from France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Lithuania, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Turkey, Estonia, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The major powers of swimming in Europe are already focused on the preparation for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016! They chose a common point where they can carry out an optimal tuning, the Tenerife Top Training (T3). Swimmers from France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Spain, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Denmark, or Holland, among others have returned to opt for the high performance center to arrive in the best conditions to the Brazilian appointment, with the presence of numerous Olympic, world and European medalists.

The year began with the visit of CN Marseille, led by Florent Manaudou (Olympic gold in London 2012, 12 medals in World Championships and 9 gold medals in European Championships), Fabien Gilot (Olympic gold in London 2012 and Olympic silver Beijing 2008, 11 medals in World Championships and 10 in European championships). Also German atheletes with the key Olympian, Marco Koch, Olympian in London 2012, gold medal at the Kazan World Championship in 2015 and participant in the European championship Berlin 2014, came to Tenerife to benefit from the facilities of Tenerife Top Training.

Also the Russian team attended the ‘T3’, led by swimmers like Veronika Popova, a finalist in London 2012 and double gold at the FIFA World Cup (short course), Sergey Fesikov (Olympic bronze in London 2012) and Evgeny Rylov (World bronze Kazan 2015). The selection of Italy has also opted for the Tenerife Top Training with important swimmers like Luca Dotto (finalist in London 2012, four world medals and 9 European medals) or Erika Ferraioli (London Olympian and triple European champion).

Other teams did not want to miss the appointment. Therefore, the Spanish team has attended the center with the presence of Jessica Vall, bronze in the world championships in Kazan 2015 and qualified for Rio. Portugal attended with the Olympic competitor Alexis Santos and the Angolan Pedro Pinotes; and Ireland with swimmers like Jordan Sloan, Brendan Hyland, Dan Sweeney, participants in European championship and FIFA World Cup. In the Swiss national team, meanwhile, stand Nils Liess, Sasha Touretski or Svenja Stoffel and in the Turkish one, Huseyin Emre Sakci and Ilknur Nihan Cakici. Estonia was represented by Martti Aljand and Martin Liivamägi and Belgium by Fanny .

The swimming powers of Denmark, led by Viktor B. Bromer (200m butterfly gold in 2014 in Berlin and silver in London 2016 ) and Mie Nielsen (bronze at the 2015 world Kazan in 100m backstroke, gold in London 2016 in 100m backstroke and silver in 50m backstroke at the European championship) used the facilities of the T3 for their Olympic preparation. Holland, with Martin Brzoskowski, Dion Dreesens and Kyle Stolk, European champions in the 4×200 meter freestyle (London 2016), have enjoyed the facilities of Tenerife Top Training as well.

While some already travelled to Rio, is Lithuania icurrently finalising its preparation in T3, with Rūta Meilutytė (gold in London 2012 in 100m breaststroke with only 15 years, world silver Kazan 2015 and gold in London 2016 European) and other important atletes of this caliber, like Giedrius Titens, Olympian in Beijing 2008 and participant in London 2012, and among others, also Olympian Mindaugas Sadauskas.

All these national teams join many others, who have come to the end of last year to benefit from the facilities of Tenerife Top Training on their way to Rio. As in the case of the Swedish team, led by Sarah Sjöström, gold medal in world Kazan 2015 in 50m and 100m butterfly, getting the world record in both, plus silver in 100m freestyle and 4x100m combined.

Others, as the British team and the named best swimmer in the world in 2015, Adam Peaty (current world record holder in 50 and 100m breaststroke and in 4 × 100m mixed styles) have come to the center to complete their preparation for the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio.

To all of them from the Tenerife Top Training we wish good luck and success in Rio! And may all of you fulfill your expectations reach your goals.

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