According to an announcement issued by the Cyprus Swimming Federation, Antoniou with a new national record in 100m, with 49.67 secured the third place and the bronze medal, behind Daniel Popovici (47.69) and Jacob Whittle (48.65).

Antoniou said after the race that during this year he went through a lot of difficulties with injuries, and that he really worked very hard for this medal. His next goal is the world youth Championship to be held in Peru at the end of August.

His coach Stavros Michailides said that the efforts of many years were justified for Nicolas and he definitely deserved this medal.

This is the second bronze medal won by Cyprus in a European youth championship, after the medal of Anna Siekoleva, in 2009 in Prague, in the 50m butterfly.