Cypriot swimmer Kalia Antoniou finished 10th in the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, on Friday becoming “the 10th fastest woman of the world,” the Cyprus Swimming Federation has announced.
The Federation said that the Cypriot champion reached the finish line at 24.94 in the first semifinal, recording yet another “amazing” Cypriot performance, after the 25.14 of the morning qualifier.
Antoniou said she was “very happy”, adding she has waited a long time for a great success.
Asked if she expected this success, she said that she did, because she worked very hard and based on her training results.
The 22-year-old athlete barely missed the chance to make it to the final since the 8th athlete, who got the ticket for the final, the Dane Jules Jensen finished at 24.86.
Antoniou is to also take part in the Mediterranean Games that will be held in Oran, Algeria.