Bonnet Wraps Up 100-200 Free Double; Manaudou Wins 50Fr By 0.02 In Nice

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Charlotte Bonnet: Photo Courtesy: Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse

Charlotte Bonnet went 54.32 to win the 100 free and Florent Manaudou took the 50fr title in a tight finish as the FFN Golden Tour concluded in Nice.

Bonnet performed faster in the morning heats with a time of 54.14 and found herself trailing Olympic 50fr champion Pernille Blume by 0.06 at halfway in the final.

The Frenchwoman accelerated away off the turn to stop the clock 0.12 ahead of Blume who touched in 54.44.

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Victory wrapped up the 100-200 double for Bonnet who is the second-fastest woman in the early rankings behind only Femke Heemskerk who is the only person to have gone inside 54 with two 53 blasts at the Flanders Qualification Meet.

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Florent Manaudou: Photo Courtesy: MIKE LEWIS / ISL

Just 0.02 separated Manaudou and Maxime Grousset in the 50 free with the 2012 Olympic champion getting his hand to the wall first in 22.34.

Grousset, who won the 100 free on Saturday as Manaudou came third, had to be content with second in the one-length event in 22.36 with Clement Mignon and Thom de Boer both touching in 22.87.

A final 50 of 27.40 saw Konstantinos Englezakis of Greece overhaul long-time leader Nils Liess to win the 200 free in 1:48.32.

Liess, of Switzerland, led by 1.09secs at the final turn but Englezakis came past him on the final 50 for victory.

Roman Mityukov overhauled Mewen Tomac on the third 50 to win the 200 back in 1:57.65 with the Frenchman touching second in 1:59.17.

Mityukov, of Switzerland, has been performing with some consistency, his time on Sunday in France 0.26 slower than his season’s best of 1:57.39 at the Geneva International Challenge last month.

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Roman Mityukov: Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Kristof Milak added the 100 fly to the 200 title he won on Saturday in 52.21 on the same day that four men swam 51s at the Japan Open.

Marc-Antoine Olivier went ahead on the third length of the 800 free, a lead he extended in the second half of the race to touch in 7:53.64 for victory by more than eight seconds.

Anna Egorova led from the front to win the 400fr in 4:09.13 ahead of Julia Hassler (4:11.61) and Ana-Catarina Monteiro took the 200 fly in 2:12.04 with Katinka Hosszu in eighth in 2:16.15 at the end of a busy competition.

Marco Koch went 1:01.29 over 100m to claim the 100-200 breaststroke double with Rosey Metz winning the women’s race in 1:08.47.

Analia Pigree took the women’s 50 back in 28.30 ahead of Melanie Henique (28.36).

 


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