Gabriela Nikitina set new national records in both the 100 freestyle and 50 butterfly at the 2016 Latvian National Championships.
Nikitina went on to win the women’s 50 butterfly on in a time of 27.16 breaking her own national record of 27.17, which she posted in 2012. Day earlier Nikitina broke the national record also at 100m free, hitting the wall after 56.77 seconds at the first lap of 4x100m freestyle relay. In the women’s 50 freestyle Nikitina hit the wall in a time of 25.99 touching at the same time as Nastassia Karakouskaya of Belarus.
Daniils Bobrovs won a close race in the men’s 200 breaststroke touching in a time of 2:14.63 14 one-hundredths of a second ahead of Denis Shilov of Russia who finished in a time of 2:14.77. Bobrovs lost to his national record by only 0.34 seconds, which he put up in 2015.
Kristina Steins wons in the women’s 100 backstroke winning the event in a time of 1:01.72 swimming close to her own record of 1:01.05 which she set in the Toronto this year.
Full results can be found here.
Videos from the first day of competition can be found here.