LumaLanes Performance of the Week: Charlotte Bonnet Smashes French Record In 100 Freestyle

Photo Courtesy: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

This week’s Performance Of The Week, sponsored by LumaLanes, goes to Charlotte Bonnet for her new French record in the 100 freestyle at the 2018 French National Championships.  

Bonnet became the first French woman to ever swim the 100 freestyle under 53 seconds this week, crashing through that barrier with a 52.74 winning time that eclipses her old national record of 53.36 from just last month.

Bonnet was actually just .01 off of that mark in the prelims of this event, hitting the wall in 53.37 in the morning to lead all qualifiers, before flying by the mark in the finals of the event. Out in 25.41, Bonnet came home in a blistering 27.33 to crash through the 53 second barrier and become the third fastest performer of 2018 behind Australia’s Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell.

Bonnet’s time sits about half a second behind Bronte’s winning time from the Commonwealth Games in April, and notably puts her ahead of Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom in the world rankings. Expect a big showdown between these two later this summer at the European Championships in Glasgow.

Congratulations Charlotte Bonnet on earning Swimming World’s Performance of the Week!

Special Thanks to LumaLanes for sponsoring Swimming World’s Performance of the Week.

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Author: James Sica

James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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