Sensational performances by young swimmers throughout the 2014 season enter the IPC’s Top 50 Moments at No. 5.
At the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, over 70 medals were won by swimmers aged 18 or under.
In Eindhoven Chantalle Zijderveld, just 13, emerged as the latest Dutch swimming prodigy after taking gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB9 in a new European record time of 1:17.39.
Great Britain’s Andrew Mullen, 18, also came of age, winning four European golds in the men’s S5 events.
But it was Ukrainian Yevheniy Bohodayko, 20, who highlighted the Euros, becoming the most decorated athlete with seven gold and two silver medals. That meant he overtook his 13-time world champion teammate Dmytro Vynohradets as the most prolific member of the team.