Louise Hansson Wins Four Titles In As Many Races As Lausanne Swim Cup Comes to An End

HANSSON Louise SWE Women's 100m Backstroke Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates 16/12/21 Etihad Arena FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Photo Andrea Masini / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto
Louise Hansson: Photo Courtesy: Andrea Masini / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Louise Hansson Wins Four Titles In As Many Races As Lausanne Swim Cup Comes to An End

Louise Hansson made it four wins in as many races by claiming a further two titles as the Lausanne Swim Cup came to an end on Sunday.

Hansson – who won the 100 back and 50 fly on Saturday – split 27.02/30.69 to stop the clock at 57.71 to rattle the rankings she leads in 57.25.

It’s a time only the Swede has bettered so far in 2023 with her 57.25 in Luxembourg last month.

Marie Wattel (59.33) and Farida Osman (1:00.31) completed the podium.

The three-time European champion returned to win the 50 back in 28.53 ahead of Melanie Henique (28.68) and Nina Stanisavljevic (28.96).

Hansson left Lausanne with gold in the 50 and 100 back plus the 50 and 100 fly.

Noe Ponti led from start to finish to win the men’s 100 fly, splitting 24.37/27.80 to stop the clock at 52.17, 0.18 ahead of Matt Sates who touched in 52.35.

Huille Stanislas was third in 52.81.

It brought to an end a fine meet for Sates who won four golds and a silver in five races.

Ceccon Makes It Five; Hopkin Turns Silver Into Gold

Thomas Ceccon ended his meet with five medals after a further two trips to the podium on the final day.

Thomas Ceccon of Italy prepares to compete in the 100m Freestyle Men Semifinal during the FINA Swimming Short Course World Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Melbourne, Australia, December 14th, 2022. Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Photo Courtesy: Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

The Italian won the 50 back in 25.08 ahead of Roman Mityukov (25.71) and Thierry Bollin (25.79) before returning to the pool for the 100 free.

Out in 23.82 – the only sub-24 of the field – Ceccon was in sight of his fourth title only for Mikel Schreuders to come past him on the second 50, splitting 24.05/25.48 to win by 0.05 in 49.53.

The top five were separated by 0.38 with Ceccon (49.58) and Mityukov (49.70) completing the podium with Jacob Whittle (49.79) and Florent Manaudou (49.91) locked out.

Anna Hopkin led from start to finish to win the women’s 100 free.

The Olympic mixed relay champion split 25.82/28.62 to upgrade her 50 free silver to gold in 54.44.

Marie Wattel (55.04) and Isabella Hindley (56.39) completed the podium.

Olympic champion Tatjana Schoenmaker won the 200br in 2:24.45 with Martina Carraro picking up her third medal after completing the 50/100 double in 2:27.54.

Abbie Wood was third in 2:28.71.

Will Licon overhauled James Wilby to win the 200br in 2:11.20 with the Briton picking up his third silver of the meet in 2:11.59.


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