As Wales line up against Portugal in France tonight to compete for their place in the final of Europe’s most prestigious international tournament, here at SwimWords we once again battle two swimmers against each other in a bid to predict a score if swimming was the choice of sport instead of football.
Much has been written and spoken about the matchup between two of the greatest and most expensive footballers in Europe, Ronaldo and Bale, where media have wondered and predicted who will prevail as the dominant force. Instead of these two footballing mega stars, in this article we will mirror this in the pool by battling two top swimmers from these respective nations head to head. These top international athletes will compete against each other in terms of past success and present form to find a victor.
Semi-Final: WALES vs PORTUGAL, KO: 8:00pm GMT, Wednesday 6th July
Representing WALES in the pool:
- Athlete: Ieuan Lloyd
- Born: 1993
- Height: 1.93m
- Best Senior Result: 19th 200 Freestyle, Olympic Games, London, 2012
Representing PORTUGAL in the pool:
- Athlete: Diogo Carvalho
- Born: 1988
- Height: 1.81m
- Best Senior Result: Bronze 200 IM, European Short Course Championships, Israel, 2015