Jeremy Stravius Rockets To 2nd in World in 100 Free in France

Photo Courtesy: Maria Dobysheva

Jeremy Stravius sprinted his way to second in the world in the men’s 100-meter free at the 2016 French Open National Championships.

Stravius clocked a sizzling time of 47.97, just the second sub-48 of the year.  Cameron McEvoy holds the top time with a 47.56 from the Aquatic Super Series.

Clement Mignon moved to fourth in the world with a 48.01, just behind Florent Manaudou’s 48.00 from the Marseille stop of the Golden Tour.  Manaudou, however, missed out on the 100 free spot for France with a 48.10 for third place.  Mehdy Metella took fourth in 48.43.

Charlotte Bonnet raced to a win in the women’s 200-meter free in 1:56.32.  That swim cleared her eighth-ranked season best of 1:56.73 from the Amiens stop of the Golden Tour, but was not enough to leapfrog Katinka Hosszu (1:56.31) into seventh in the world.

Coralie Balmy (1:57.18), Margaux Fabre (1:59.36) and Cloe Hache (1:59.70) finished second through fourth in the finale.

Laura Paquit topped the women’s 200-meter breast in a time of 2:28.65, while Fanny Deberghes touched second in 2:28.67.  Camille Dauba placed third in 2:29.11.

Theo Bussiere touched out Thomas Dahlia in the men’s 100-meter breast, 1:01.35 to 1:01.46.  Giacomo Perez Dortona finished third in 1:01.50.