Two Meet Records Fall on Final Night of Swimming at Swiss Open Championships

ARBON, Switzerland, July 22. ISRAEL's Tom Beeri and Poland's Agnieszka Gapinska set meet records in the final night of long course meter swimming at the Swiss Open Chamionships held in Arbon, Switzerland this weekend.

Women's 100 freestyle
Belarus' Svitlana Khaklova claimed the women's two-lap free victory in 56.34, while Israel's Anna Gostomelsky placed second in 57.58. France's Ophelie Cyriell Etienne grabbed bronze in 57.77, while Marina Ribi won the Swiss title with a fifth-place time of 59.27.

Men's 400 freestyle
France's Thomas Guillon touched out Israel's Shai Livnat, 3:58.19 to 3:58.65, to win the men's middle distance event. Meanwhile, Stefan Sigrist captured the Swiss title with a third-place time of 4:04.52.

Women's 200 breaststroke
France's Justine Jaubert took home the women's 200 breast title in 2:38.46, with Poland's Anna Kowalczyk (2:39.45) and Israel's Anastasia Korotkov (2:39.85) rounding out the top three with second and third, respectively. Francesca Testoni nabbed the Swiss title by turning in a fourth-place 2:44.30.

Men's 200 breaststroke
Israel's Tom Beeri ripped off a meet-record time of 2:16.97 to win the men's 200 breaststroke ahead of France's Thibault Marand, who garnered second place in 2:17.49. Dimitri Waeber placed well back in third with a time of 2:25.33 to also win the Swiss title.

Women's 50 backstroke
One time co-holder of the world record in the event, Belarus' Aleksandra Herasimenia easily won the race in 29.12. Israel's Anna Gostomelsky settled for silver for a second event with a time of 29.93, while Melanie Schweiger won the Swiss title with a third-place 31.37.

Men's 50 backstroke
Flori Lang, who lowered his Swiss national record in the event to 25.34 at the Swiss National Long Course Championships in May, grabbed both the open and Swiss title in 26.20. He knocked off Israel's Guy Barnea (26.76) and Poland's Tomasz Rumianowski (26.99), who placed second and third, respectively.

Women's 200 butterfly
Poland's Agnieszka Gapinska notched the second meet record of the night with a winning time of 2:15.66. She touched in front of Swiss titlist Martina van Berkel, who finished second in 2:16.06, while France's Lea Giraudon snagged third in 2:16.67.

Men's 200 butterfly
Poland's Mateusz Kierzkowski cruised into a win with a time of 2:00.68, while France's Clement Lefert took second in 2:01.57. Israel's Nadav Kochavi placed third well behind in 2:04.07, while Simon Oberholzer won the Swiss title with a fourth-place 2:04.26.

Women's 800 freestyle
Swiss Olympian Flavia Rigamonti dominated the field with a time of 8:35.47 to win both the open and Swiss title in the women's 800 free. France placed a swimmer in second and third as Madeleine Diguet (8:46.88) and Camille Sere (9:02.12) comprised the rest of the top three.

400 freestyle relays
Poland won the men's race in 3:27.24, while the Swiss club Red-Fish Neuchatel grabbed both the open and Swiss title in the women's race with a time of 4:05.45.

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