Geneva Long Course International: Erik Van Dooren, Ekaterina Avramova, Christian Scherubl Set Meet Records

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 15. A trio of meet records fell, including one of the age group variety, during the first day of swimming at the Geneva Long Course International meet held in Switzerland.

Erik Van Dooren set a meet record earlier in the day with a 52.31 in the men's 100 free, before finishing in second during finals with an identical time. Aurelien Kunzi touched just in front of him at night with a winning time of 52.30. Aurelien Leveaux wrapped up the top three with a time of 52.96.

Ekaterina Avramova checked in with a meet record in the women's 200 back when she won in 2:15.12. Lauren Turner finished second in 2:20.55, while Alexandra Dobrin claimed third in 2:23.98.

Alessandro Cuoghi won the men's 400 free in 4:00.83, while Riccardo De Lucia touched second in 4:05.37. Eitan Holder placed third in 4:08.35. A third meet record went down in the men's 400 free with a 4:05.20 from Christian Scherubl within the 16-and-younger age group prelims.

The women's 200 free produced another exciting finish as Cherelle Oestringer beat Luisa Trombetti by the slimmest of margins, 2:05.99 to 2:06.00. Camille Radou grabbed the third spot with a time of 2:07.30. Chris Jones next captured the men's 200 breast title in 2:23.63 while swimming nearly by himself. Francesco Di Lecce touched a distant second in 2:27.86, while Fabian Schwingenschloegel earned third in 2:28.84.

Federico Gilardi touched first in the men's 200 fly with a time of 2:06.76. Nico Van Duijn placed second in 2:07.05, while Thibault Bayrac wound up third in 2:08.13. Iris Rosenberger snatched the women's 100 fly title in 1:01.41, while Cristina Maccagnola took second in 1:02.10. Devon Robins completed the top three in 1:03.76.

Louise Jansen cleared 5:00 for the win with a 4:59.96 in the women's 400 IM. Sophie Wilson placed second in 5:01.64, while Francesca Marr took third in 5:03.77. Daniele Sanna took home the men's 200 IM title in 2:07.48, while Alexandre Liess finished second in 2:09.82. Schwingenschloegl claimed third in 2:10.64.

Georgina Heyn captured the women's 50 breast crown in 33.75, while Franziska Hugli earned second in 34.60. Giada Franceschi grabbed third in 34.76. Charlie Boldison completed the night with a 27.37 to win the men's 50 back title. Andreas Schiellerup took second in 28.06, while Federico Vacca pocketed third in 28.08.

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