Charlotte Bonnet, Anna Dowgiert Break Meet Records at 2015 World Military Games

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
Photo Courtesy: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

France’s Charlotte Bonnet and Poland’s Anna Dowgiert lowered meet records on night two of the 2015 World Military Games.

Bonnet closed out the women’s 100-meter free final in a time of 54.95.  That swim cleared the previous meet record of 55.22 set by Shan Ying in 1999.  Russia’s Viktoria Andreeva snared second in 56.22 with Brazil’s Graciele Herrmann earned third in 56.47.

Dowgiert raced her way to a 26.11 in the women’s 50-meter fly to jump to 18th in the world rankings.  That swim beat the 26.18 meet record set by Melanie Henique back in 2014.  Russia’s Svetlana Chimrova finished second in 26.23 with Henique taking third in 26.35.

Russia’s Evgeny Lagunov won the men’s 100-meter free in 49.85, more than a second back of Ning Zetao’s meet record of 48.46 from last year.  Egypt’s Mohamed Hassan took second in 50.03 with Brazil’s Nicolas Oliveira earning third in 50.19.

Ning, the favorite in the men’s 100-meter free, scratched finals for an as of yet unreported reason.  Ning, the top-ranked swimmer in the world in the 100 with a 47.84 from the World Championships, had a tough time in prelims with a 51.14 but still qualified for finals.

Ning was set to compete in eight events this weekend, including a full load of relay action.

China’s Qiao Zhongyi just missed the meet record in the men’s 1500-meter free with a time of 15:14.21.  That swim came up short of Spyridon Gianniotis’ 15:14.14 from 2009. South Korea’s Baek Seung Ho finished second in 15:21.83 with Russia’s Sergey Bolshakov placing third in 15:33.71.

Brazil’s Nicholas dos Santos also just came up short of the men’s 50-meter fly meet record with a time of 23.30.  That swim was off Jernej Godec’s time of 23.25 from 2009, and not too far off Santos’ second-ranked time of 22.90 from the Maria Lenk Trophy. Brazil’s Henrique Martins took second in 23.62 with Russia’s Nikita Konovalov placing third in 23.85.

China’s Fu Haifeng topped the men’s 400-meter IM in a time of 4:20.74.  That swim was well off Yannick Lebherz’s 2014 meet record of 4:18.56.  Russia’s Alexander Tikhonov touched second in 4:21.21 with Poland’s Karol Stefan Zaczynski snared third in 4:23.90.

Russia’s Nikita Konovalov, Oleg Kostin, Evgeny Koptelov and Evgeny Lagunov raced their way to a 3:37.95 to win the men’s 400-meter medley relay.  That time blasted the meet record of 3:38.32 set by Italy back in 2009.

China’s Song Yutong, Suo Ran, Liu Lan and Liu Yiru captured the women’s 400-meter medley relay in a time of 4:07.27.

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