2019 French Championships Day 3: Bonnet swims Sixth Fastest 200 Free in World

Jul 29, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Charlotte Bonnet (FRA) prepares to dive off the starting blocks in a warm up session during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

By Olivia McKelvey, Swimming World College Intern.

It is day three of competition at the 2019 French Championships and swimmers continue to race fast swims across the board. Tensions run high as athletes await their fate determining qualifications for a variety of importation international meets. Today’s lineup consisted of the women’s 1500 free, the men’s 50 breast, the women’s 50 breast,  the men’s 50 back, the women’s 200 free, and the men’s 200 fly.

Women’s 1500 Free

In the women’s distance debut at the 2019 French Championship Lara Grangeon took home a gold medal with a time of 16:18.63. Following in second place was Aurelie Muller with a time of 16:32.90. Taking home bronze in the event was Adeline Furst touching the wall at 16:41.07. Nearly three seconds behind her was Lisa Pou with a time of 16:44.49. Fifth place went to Helvina Huet posting a time of 16:50.99. Sixth place went to Lou-Anne Barniet posting a time of 16:53.72.  Nolwenn Nunes finished in seventh with a time of 16:56.70. Finishing in eighth place was Celia Heurtaux with a time of 17:14.52.

Men’s 50 Breast

Taking home gold in the event was Theo Bussiere with a time of 27.62. Following in second was Clement Mignon with a time of 28.05. Earning a bronze medal was Thibaut Captain touching the wall at 28.28. Fourth place went to Wassim Elloumi with a time of 28.36. Right behind Elloumi by one hundredth of a second was Matthias Loth posting a time of 28.37. Melvin Swimsuit finished in sixth place with a time of 28.55. Seventh place went to Cyril Olier swimming a solid 28.78. Finishing up the top eight A heat was Mateo Girardet with a time of 28.82.

Women’s 50 Breast

Your 2019 French Championship Gold Medal holder in the women’s 50 breast is Fanny Deberghes swimming a time of 31.54. Silver went to Solene Gallego with a time of 31.84. Finishing behind Gallego was Justine Delmas touching the wall at 32.38. Only one hundredths of a second separated fourth from fifth place. However, Carmella Kitching was able to touch the pad at 32.43 while Aureane Devaluez grabbed fifth place finishing in 32.44. Sixth place went to Meghan Frouin with a time of 32.61. Tiphaine Leblond finished in seventh with a time of 32.67, and in eight was Nolwenn Herve with a time of 32.93.

Men’s 50 Back

Another sprint event of the night that featured some speedy swims was the men’s 50 back. Jermey Straus took home a championship title in the event with a time of 24.92. This puts Straus at the fourth fastest Fina time for the top 10 worldwide times in the event. Silver went to Stanislas Oil with a time of 25.33. Meanwhile, bronze went to Gabriel-Paul Bedel hitting the touch pad at 25.35. Fourth place went to Ladislas Salczer with a time of 25.49. Right behind him was Maxence Orange swimming a time of 25.62. Sixth place went to Yohann Brouard Ndoye with a time of 25.74. Pierre-Yves Despres finished in seventh with a time of 25.90, and in eighth place was Driss Lahrichi with a time of 26.04.

Women’s 200 Free

The women in this mid distance event posted some very competitive times. Taking home a gold medal in the women’s 200 free at the 2019 French Championships is Charlotte Bonnet with a time of 1:56.57. This will put Bonnet in sixth place for overall fastest FINA times in the event worldwide. Silver went to Margaux Fabre with a time of 1:58.86. Taking home a bronze medal in the event was Joana Desbordes with a time of 1:59.43. Fourth place went to Assia Touati finishing at 1:59.97. Finishing in fifth place was Celia Pinsolle with a time of 2:01.33. Oceane Carnez finished in sixth with a time of 2:01.68. Seventh place went to Alizee Morel posting a time of 2:02.82. Orlane Hita wrapped up the top eight with a time of 2:03.10.

Men’s 200 Fly

To end the session of Day three at the 2019 French Championships was the men’s 200 fly. Top finisher in the event was Jermey Desplanches with a time of 1:57.58. Earning a silver medal was Leon Marchand with a time of 1:58.60. Touching the wall in third place and earning a bronze medal at this years 2019 French Championships was Matthias Marsau posting a time of 1:59.20. Fourth place went to Arthur Cachot with a time of 2:01.60. Logan Fountain finished in fifth with a time of 2:02.08. Sixth place went to Clement Henry touching the wall at 2:02.31. Noyan Taylan grabbed seventh place with a time of 2:02.62, and in eight place was Thibault Mary with a time of 2:03.37.