Linnea Mack Earns 50 Free Win, Second in 100 Fly at FFN Golden Tour Nice

Linnea Mack; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Linnea Mack Earns 50 Free Win, Second in 100 Fly at FFN Golden Tour Nice

American sprinter Linnea Mack won the 50 freestyle and finished second in the 100 butterfly Friday on the first of three days of the FFN Golden Tour stop in Nice.

Mack went 25.21 in the 50 free, overtaking French Olympian Charlotte Bonnet (25.65). Czech Olympian Barbora Seemanova was third.

The win in the 100 fly went to Lilou Ressencourt in 59.97. Mack was a close second in 1:00.22, again ahead of Bonnet (1:00.37).

The long-course meet, run by the French swimming federation, had its share of Olympic stars turn out. One who didn’t take part Friday was Katinka Hosszu, who scratched out of the 200 individual medley. Per her Instagram, it’s due to an illness. She’s entered in events on Saturday and Sunday.

The win in the women’s 200 IM went to Camille Tissandie, who went 2:16.10 to hold off Italian Francesca Fresia. Seemanova was sixth in this swim.

The French men dialed up a pair of impressive wins. Maxime Grousset coasted to victory in the 50 fly in 23.72 seconds. Second was countryman Thomas Piron. Romania’s Robert Glinta was sixth. The 100 back went to Yohann Ndoye-Brouard in 53.67. He pulled away from countryman Mewen Tomac, with Russian Mark Nikoalev third and Glinta fourth.

Jaouad Syoud of Algeria won the men’s 400 IM in 4:21.39. He was followed by Dominik-Mark Torok of Hungary in 4:25.60, just .06 ahead of Erik Persson. The Swede Persson was also third in the 50 breast, behind Frenchmen Antoine Viquerat (28.31) and Carl Aitkaci. Germany’s Marco Koch was sixth in the breast sprint.

Other winners in the finals session on Friday included Rosey Metz of the Netherlands in the women’s 50 breast (31.01), Mary-Ambre Moluh in the 100 back (1:00.76), Joris Brouchaut in the men’s 500 free (3:54.17).

The meet continues Saturday and Sunday. Bonnet, Hosszu and Florent Manaudou are all scheduled to swim at the meet’s remaining two days.