Mireia Belmonte Garcia Blasts 1500 Free World Record in Short Course

CASTELLON, Spain, November 29. ACCORDING to the Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN), Mireia Belmonte Garcia has smashed the short course world record in the women’s 1500-meter freestyle.

Belmote Garcia raced to a 15:26.95 to demolish Lotte Friis’ world record of 15:28.65. That gives Belmonte Garcia a sweep of the 400-800-1500 freestyle world records currently. Maria Vilas Vidal took second in 16:01.84, while Claudia Dasca Romeu placed third in 16:24.99.

Comparative Splits
Mireia Belmonte Garcia:
29.15, 1:00.47 (31.32), 1:32.28 (31.81), 2:03.99 (31.71), 2:35.44 (31.45), 3:06.66 (31.22), 3:37.85 (31.19), 4:09.11 (31.26), 4:40.32 (31.21) 5:11.55 (31.23), 5:42.61 (31.06), 6:13.67 (31.06), 6:44.72 (31.05), 7:15.66 (30.94), 7:46.60 (30.94), 8:17.40 (30.80), 8:48.37 (30.97), 9:19.07 (30.70), 9:50.12 (31.05), 10:21.32 (31.20), 10:52.53 (31.21), 11:23.12 (30.59), 11:53.82 (30.70), 12:24.62 (30.80), 12:55.33 (30.71), 13:25.72 (30.39), 13:56.30 (30.58), 14:26.86 (30.56), 14:57.51 (30.65), 15:26.95 (29.44)

Lotte Friis:
58.60, 2:00.08 (1:01.48), 3:02.06 (1:01.98), 4:04.47 (1:02.41), 5:06.79 (1:02.32), 6:09.07 (1:02.28), 7:11.26 (1:02.19), 8:13.73 (1:02.47), 9:16.17 (1:02.44), 10:18.84 (1:02.67), 11:21.74 (1:02.90), 12:23.91 (1:02.17), 13:26.65 (1:02.74), 14:28.39 (1:01.74), 15:28.65 (1:00.26)

It’s definitely been a profitable short course season so far for Belmonte Garcia, who took third in the FINA World Cup circuit and finished with $119,500 in race winnings, including $20,000 from her pair of world records in the 400 and 800 freestyle earlier this summer.

In other action, Alan Cabello Forns claimed the men’s 100 IM in 55.03, while Evelyn Alvarez Perez took home the women’s 100 IM in 1:02.50, touching our Jessica Vall Montero (1:02.63) in the process.

Manuel Martin Victor took down the Spanish record in the men’s 200 free with a 1:44.42. That swim clipped Albert Medrano’s 1:44.45 from 2009. Mercedes Peris Minguet dominated the women’s 50 back in 27.39, while Miguel Ozeki topped the men’s 50 back in 23.53.

The meet is taking place over the course of six sessions during the next three days with each session featuring timed finals events.

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