Mireia Belmonte Garcia Captures Third Gold Medal With 800 Free Meet Record at Worlds – Video

DOHA – In just two nights, Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia has won a career-high three golds after topping the 800 free tonight at the FINA World Short Course Championships. Watch Race Video

It only took two nights, and Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia already matched her gold-medal output from 2010 as she topped the 800 free tonight with a meet record.

Belmonte Garcia chased down the distance freestyle gold with an 8:03.41, giving her a third gold after her pair of world records in the 200 fly and 400 IM last night. That equals her 2010 output, which was the most gold medals won by a Spaniard in short course worlds history.

Belmonte Garcia’s time may not have been close to her world record 7:59.34 from the Berlin stop of the FINA World Cup last year, but it was more than enough to crack Rebecca Adlington’s 2008 meet record of 8:08.25.

Great Britain’s Jaz Carlin also cleared Adlington’s mark with a silver-winning time of 8:08.16, while The Netherlands’ Sharon van Rouwendaal took bronze in 8:08.17. That’s a strong effort for van Rouwendaal, the reigning Swimming World Open Water Swimmer of the Year.

Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas (8:16.32), Germany’s Sarah Kohler (8:17.08), Spain’s Maria Vilas Vidal (8:18.82), USA’s Lindsay Vrooman (8:19.36) and Great Britain’s Hannah Miley (8:20.09) closed out the top eight.

Belmonte Garcia’s splits tonight:

50m 28.80, 30.63; 100m 59.43, 30.60; 150m 1:30.03, 30.73; 200m 2:00.76, 30.71; 250m 2:31.47, 30.53; 300m 3:02.00, 30.57; 350m 3:32.57 30.51; 400m 4:03.08, 30.12; 450m 4:33.20, 30.21; 500m 5:03.41, 30.09; 550m 5:33.50, 30.35; 600m 6:03.85, 30.05; 650m 6:33.90, 30.36; 700m 7:04.26, 30.36, 750m 7:34.62; 800m 8:03.41, 28.79

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