|Full Name||Lara Mechnig|
|Birthdate||February 25, 2000|
|Status||Retired (Sep. 2021)|
Made history for Liechtenstein by qualifying a duet to the Olympic Games for the first time in the country’s history in 2020… Competed at the 2017 and 2019 FINA World Championships… Swam at the 2016, 2018 and 2021 European Championships… As a junior, competed at the inaugural European Games in 2015, and at the 2016 and 2018 FINA Junior World Championships.
2021: Finished 17th in duet at the Olympic Games… Qualified to the Olympic Games in duet by placing eighth at the Qualification Tournament… Placed fifth in technical solo, eighth in free solo, ninth in free duet and 11th in technical duet at the European Championships… Also competed in three FINA World Series – USA virtual, Budapest, Canada virtual – and the Super Final in Barcelona.
2020: Swam at the French Open, the first and only stop of the world series for the season… Won bronze in free solo, Liechtenstein’s first-ever medal in the World Series circuit… Also placed fifth in technical solo and sixth in free duet… Did not compete internationally thereafter due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of all meets.
2019: Placed 11th in technical solo, 13th in free solo, 21st in free duet and 22nd in technical duet at the FINA World Championships… Finished 12th in technical duet at the European Cup… Also competed at two world series meets – Tokyo and Barcelona.
2018: Competed in both junior and senior categories all season… Finished 10th in technical and free solo, and 14th in technical and free duet at the European Championships… Also swam at the French Open. As a junior, placed 11th in free solo and 12th in technical solo at the FINA Junior World Championships.
2017: Competed in both junior and senior categories all season… Finished 11th in technical solo, 13th in free solo, 25th in free duet and 26th in technical duet at the World Championship… Also competed at the German Open. As a junior, finished seventh in solo at the Junior European Championships.