GENEVA, Switzerland, April 1. THE second day of swimming at the Swedish long course championship witnessed more world-class swims.
Dominik Meichtry posted a dominating win in the 200 freestyle today. The 2008 Olympic finalist in this event, Meichtry swam a 1:47.93 for the fifth-fastest time of the year. Well back in second was David Karasek with a 1:51.58, and Simon Rabold was third in 1:53.16.
Maria Ugolkova took the women's 200 free in 2:03.63, just ahead of Stephanie Eisenring's 2:03.67. Julia Hassler rounded out the top three in 2:04.69.
Flori Lang won the men's 50 backstroke in 25.57, with Jonathan Massacand second in 26.37. Third place went to Adrien Perez in 26.41.
Laetitia Perez won the women's 50 back with a 29.57, touching out Ivan Gabrilo, who was second with a 29.69. Melanie Schweiger was third with a 29.99.
Stephanie Spahn won the women's 100 breast final in 1:11.90. Jennifer Bovay used a powerful final 50 to almost catch Spahn, but got to the wall second in 1:12.04. Third place went to Stefanie Senn with a 1:13.36.
Alexandre Liess won the men's 200 butterfly with a 2:00.29, well ahead of Nico Van Duijn's second-place time of 2:02.22. Third place went to Simon Rabold with a 2:03.95.
Martina van Berkel won the women's 200 fly in 2:11.21, just off her national mark of 2:10.36. Placing second was Annick van Westendorp with a 2:23.50. Third place went to Benedetta Cena with a 2:23.69.
Results of the men's 100 breaststroke final were not available.