Lara Grangeon Shines in 200 Fly in France

Photo Courtesy: French Swimming Federation

Lara Grangeon bettered her sixth-ranked season best of 2:07.98 with a 2:07.87 to win the women’s 200-meter fly at the 2016 French Open National Championships.

Grangeon was unable, however, to leapfrog Emma McKeon (2:07.68) into fifth in the world rankings.  Kelsi Worrell finished second in 2:10.45 with Marie Wattel taking third in 2:11.82.

Jordan Coelho won the men’s 200-meter fly in 1:56.49 with Paul Lemaire taking second in 1:58.17.  Matthias Marsau wound up third in 1:58.45.

Ben Stasiulis claimed the men’s 200-meter back title in 1:58.48.  Geoffrey Mathieu (2:00.03) and Maxence Orange (2:01.09) finished second and third.

Anna Santamans posted a top time of 24.59 to win the women’s 50-meter free.  Kelsi Worrell finished second in 25.06 as part of a 200 fly/50 free double.  Melanie Henique took third in 25.13.

Nicolas D’Oriano won the men’s 400-meter IM in 4:20.03 with Ahmed Mathlouthi taking second in 4:22.42.  Anthony Pannier picked up third in 4:23.94.

Today was fairly uneventful compared to the madness that happened yesterday with defending Olympic 200 free champion Yannick Agnel missing the Olympic team in that event due to a touchpad malfunction.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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