Adam Peaty Among Sunday’s Mare Nostrum-Barcelona Meet Record Setters

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Adam Peaty set the first meet record of the afternoon with a 26.68 in his 50 breaststroke. He stopped the clock in 26.68. Only he has been faster this year, with a 26.66 in London last month. Brazilian teammates Felipe Franca da Silva and Luiz Gomes Jr finished next in 26.93 and 27.21.

Sarah Sjostrom posted a 25.27 second 50 butterfly on her way to the top of the podium and her own meet record. Canadians Katerine Savard and Penelope Oleksiak tied for second in 26.10. Sjostrom was on top of the podium again in the women’s 100 freestyle with a 53.96. Teenagers Rikako Ikee of Japan (54.15) and Oleksiak (54.36) rounded out that podium.

Another meet record fell in the men’s 50 freestyle. Andriy Govorov of Ukraine finished in 21.61. Benjamin Proud followed him under the 22 second barrrier with a 21.85. Italo Duarte finished third in 22.40.

James Guy recorded a 200 freestyle meet record in 1:46.91. Chad le Clos clocked a 1:47.11 for second and Kosuke Hagino earned third in 1:47.56.

Katinka Hosszu swam a 2:08.18 for the 200 backstroke crown. She was followed closely by Daria Ustinova in 2:08.91. Lisa Graf was third with a 2:10.38. After scratching the 200 fly, Hosszu came back to win the 200 IM in 2:10.26. Vicrotia Andreeva touched in 2:11.64 and Alexandra Wenk was a 2:12.49 for third.

Marco Koch got to the wall ahead of Anton Chupkov in the men’s 200 breaststroke. The two finished in 2:09.05 and 2:09.24 while Ross Murdoch posted a 2:10.25 for third.

Natsumi Hoshi was well ahead of the women’s 200 butterfly field with a 2:08.24. Lara Grangeon out touched Audrey Lacroix 2:10.27 to 2:10.32 for second place.

le Clos sat out the 100 butterfly final, and Steffen Deibler took home the win in 52.19. Aleksandr Sadovikov was second in 52.69 while third went to Hernruique de Souza in 52.81.

Hagino of Japan posted a 4:11.67 to win the men’s 400 IM. That time is the fifth fastest in the world this year, although he already owns the number one. Jacob Heidtmann of Germany swam a 4:15.78 for second and Great Britian’s Max Litchfield was third in 4:17.72.

There was another tie in the men’s 100 backstroke. Jan-Philip Glania stopped the clock in 54.42 to claim the event while Augusto Guido Huilherme and Christopher Walker-Hebborn were both a tenth behind in 54.42.

Great Britain’s Stephen Milne took the win in the men’s 1500, stopping the clock in 15:12.33. It was a tight podium as Marcelo Acosta (15:15.20) and Timoth Shuttleworth (15:16.09) placed second and third.

Ruta Meilutyte touched in 1:06.00 for the 100 breaststroke win. She was nearly two seconds ahead of Chloe Tutton (1:07.74) and Kanako Watanabe was third (1:08.10).

A trio of British swimmers swept the women’s 50 backstroke. Georgia Davies jumped to seventh in the world with a winning time of 27.84. Francesca Halsall (27.92) and Jessica Fullalove (28.55) followed.

Jazmin Carlin touched in 4:05.69 to win the final event, the women’s 400 freestyle. Camilla Hattersley finished runner up in 4:09.39 and Sharon van Rouwendaal was third with a 4:10.33.


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