ANTWERP, Belgium, May 2.KIMBERLY Buys set the Belgian record in the women's 200 IM with a time of 2:15.72 during the second night of finals at the Belgian Long Course Championships.
The performance eclipsed the 2:16.15 set by Brigitte Becue way back in 1995. The record gives Buys her fifth Belgian record in long course. Fanny Lecluyse took second in 2:19.38, while Joyce Caluwaerts finished third in 2:21.94.
In the women's 200 fly, Charlotte Parent claimed the crown in 2:18.73, while Yana Cosyns took second in 2:19.41. Joan Grandjean placed third in 2:23.40. Bruno Claeys picked up the men's 100 back title in 56.59, while Belarus' Pavel Sankovich touched second in 57.56. Sander Helderweirt wound up third in 58.86.
Elise Matthysen earned the women's 100 breast win in 1:10.12 with Kim Janssens placing a close second in 1:10.88. Stephanie Verschuren rounded out the podium in 1:13.30. Meanwhile, Yoris Grandjean posted a 49.71 in the men's 100 free for the win, while Glenn Surgeloose touched second in 50.36. Pholien Systermans placed third in 50.39.
A pair of Belarusians went 1-2 in the women's 50 free with Aleksandra Gerasimenya winning in 25.30, while Svetlana Khokhlova took second in 25.58. Jolien Sysmans topped the Belgians with a third-place 25.62. Francois Heersbrandt claimed the men's 50 fly in 24.29, while Pavel Sankovich of Belarus touched second in 24.73. Gino Stevenheydens finished third in 24.74.
In the women's 100 back, Elodie Vanhamme won in 1:02.96, while Buys took second in 1:03.14. Silke Van Hoof placed third in 1:03.16. Jessica Albert followed in the women's 400 free with a winning time of 4:21.28. Kim Caluwaerts placed second in 4:23.44, while Katrien Maes touched third in 4:24.84.
Jonas Coreelman captured the men's 200 breast title in 2:17.85, while Bjorn Balliu (2:19.82) and Raf Vandevelde (2:23.94) completed the top three. Tom Vangeneugden won the men's 1500 free in 15:15.07.