Luma Lanes Performance of the Week: Mare Nostrum Barcelona: Kristof Milak Breaks Series Record in 200 Butterfly on Day 2

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Kristof Milak: Photo Courtesy: Deepbluemedia/Insidefoto

Performance of the Week, sponsored by Luma Lanes

The Mare Nostrum series continued with Day 2 from Barcelona on Thursday with a full slate of events.

The day kicked off with the women’s 800 freestyle, followed by the men’s 50 backstroke, women’s 50 breaststroke, men’s 50 butterfly, women’s 400 IM, men’s 100 freestyle, women’s 100 backstroke, men’s 100 breaststroke, women’s 50 freestyle, men’s 200 backstroke, women’s 200 breaststroke, men’s 200 butterfly, women’s 100 butterfly, men’s 200 IM, women’s 200 freestyle and men’s 400 freestyle.

Hungary’s Kristof Milak broke the Mare Nostrum Series record in the 200 butterfly and a couple of Barcelona stop records also fell.

Day 2 Results

Day 1 Recap

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Women’s 800 Freestyle

Italy’s Simona Quadarella dominated the 800 freestyle race, touching the wall in 8:26.21 to win the race by 10 seconds.

Japan’s Miyu Namba was second (8:26.71), followed by Brazil’s Gabrielle Roncatto (8:38.04).


Men’s 50 Backstroke

USA’s Michael Andrew won the men’s 50 backstroke with an extremely fast 24.64 to break the Barcelona stop’s record in the Mare Nostrum Series.

South Africa’s Pieter Coetze finished second in 24.78, followed by Japan’s Ryosuke Irie (24.94).


Women’s 50 Breaststroke

Competing for the University of Texas, Anna Elendt claimed victory in the women’s 50 breaststroke, touching the wall in 30.10.

South Africa’s Lara Van Niekerk finished second (30.35), followed by Brazil’s Jhennifer Conceicao (30.54).


Men’s 50 Butterfly

Brazil’s Nicholas Santos broke the record of the Barcelona stop in the Mare Nostrum Series in the 50 butterfly, touching the wall in 23.03.

Italy’s Thomas Ceccon took second in 23.23, ahead of Hungary’s Szebasztian Szabo (23.45).

Michael Andrew took eighth in 24.10 competing in his second event of the day.


Women’s 400 IM

World record holder Katinka Hosszu of Hungary continued her dominance in the 400 IM at the Mare Nostrum Series. Hosszu won the race in 4:37.04 to finish three seconds ahead of the field.

Japan’s Ageha Tanigawa took second in 4:40.50, followed by Great Britain’s Abbie Wood, who touched the wall in 4:40.80.


Men’s 100 Freestyle

Great Britain’s Thomas Dean claimed victory in the men’s 100 freestyle, reaching the wall in 48.63 to hold off the field.

Italy’s Alessandro Miressi took second in 49.98, followed by Brazil’s Gabriel Santos (49.18).


Women’s 100 Backstroke

Canada’s Kylie Masse put together a strong race to win the women’s 100 backstroke at the Mare Nostrum Series, touching the wall in 58.93. She was one of two swimmers to break a minute in the race.

Cascade’s Ingrid Wilm took second in 59.90, followed by Czech Republic’s Simona Kubova (1:01.42).


Men’s 100 Breaststroke

Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands continued his strong performances in the breaststroke on the international stage. The Dutch swimmer won the men’s 100 breast in 59.24 to win by more than half a second.

Italy’s Nicolo Martenenghi took second in 59.66, followed by Japan’s Ryuya Mura (1:00.26).


Women’s 50 Freestyle

Great Britain sprinter Anna Hopkin got to the wall first to win the women’s 50 freestyle, touching in 24.65.

A pair of Dutch sprinters were just behind as Valerie Van Roon looks second in 24.84 and Kim Busch was third in 24.95.


Men’s 200 Backstroke

Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank used a quick start and hung on to win the 200 backstroke in 1:56.88.

South Africa’s Pieter Coetze, competing in his second event of the day, took second in 1:57.85.

Hungary’s Adam Telegdy was third in 1:57.96.


Women’s 200 Breaststroke

Great Britain’s Molly Renshaw led from the first 50 of the women’s 200 breaststroke and hung on to win a close race in 2:25.47.

Ireland’s Mona McSharry was just behind in 2:25.58, while Sweden’s Sophie Hansson finished third in 2:26.70.


Men’s 200 Butterfly

Hungary’s Kristof Milak broke the over-all Mare Nostrum Series record in the 200 butterfly, winning in 1:53.89.

The previous mark was 1:54.42 held by South Africa’s Chad le Clos, who finished fourth in this race (1:56.38).

Switzerland’s Noe Ponti took second (1:56.03), followed by Brazil’s Leonardo de Deus (1:56.18).


Women’s 100 Butterfly

Sweden’s Louise Hansson was the only swimmer to break 27 seconds in her first 50 and continued on to the victory in the 100 butterfly, touching the wall in 57.29.

Marie Wattel finished second in 58.27, ahead of Texas’ Emma Sticklen (58.64).


Men’s 200 IM

South Africa’s Matthew Sates, fresh off his success at the NCAA Championships, claimed victory in the 200 IM. He touched the wall in 1:58.31.

Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches took second in 2:00.30, followed by Italy’s Alberto Razzeti (2:00.41).


Women’s 200 Freestyle

Great Britain’s Freya Anderson claimed victory in the women’s 200 freestyle — by nearly a second.

Anderson touched the wall in 1:57.33 to finish ahead of USA’s Erin Gemmell (1:58.26) and Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey (1:59.18).


Men’s 400 Freestyle

Austria’s Felix Aubock won a close race in the men’s 400 freestyle to close the second day of the Mare Nostrum Series in Barcelona.

The former Michigan NCAA champion touched the wall in 3:47.60.

Italy’s Marco De Tullilo took second in 3:47.74, followed by Switzerland’s Antonio Djakovic (3:49.51).

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