Noe Ponti Nudges Swiss 50 Fly Record En-Route To Double At Meeting Nice Camille Muffat

Noe Ponti of Switzerland competes in the 50m Butterfly men Final 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
Noe Ponti: Photo Courtesy: Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Noe Ponti Nudges Swiss 50 Fly Record En-Route To Double At Meeting Nice Camille Muffat

Noe Ponti completed the 50/100m butterfly double with victory over one length on the third day of the 2024 Meeting Nice Camille Muffat, Giant Series.

The Swiss swimmer won the 100 fly on day one in 51.37 ahead of 2023 world champion Maxime Grousset (51.47).

The pair renewed acquaintance once more in the one-length sprint and again Ponti came out on top in 23.15 to the Frenchman’s 23.23.

The winning time was 0.11secs outside Ponti’s national record of 23.04 dating back to the 2022 worlds in Budapest.

Meiron-Amir Cheruti of Israel took third in 23.50.


Michael Andrew: Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Michael Andrew was eighth in 25.15 but the final came less than 10 minutes after he’d won the 100m breaststroke in 1:00.85 ahead of Antoine Viquerat (1:01.03).

Florine Gaspard added the 50m breaststroke title to her 100 gold in 30.85 with Lisa Mamie of Switzerland (31.52) and Spain’s Jessica Vall (31.73) following the Belgian home.

Roman Mityukov of Switzerland was the only man inside 1:57 as he won the 200 back in 1:56.49 with Antoine Herlem the first Frenchman home in 1:57.21.

Mewen Tomac, fourth at the 2023 World Championships, was third in 1:57.40 with European champion Yohann Ndoye Brouard seventh in 2:03.32 following a 34.15 last length.

Sara Juvenik overturned a deficit of 0.08 at the turn to overhaul Lilou Ressencourt in the 100 fly.

The Swede – second in the 50 – stopped the clock in 58.66, 0.01 ahead of Ressencourt (58.67) and Marie Wattel (1:00.31).

A final 50 of 30.69 guided Cyrielle Duhamel past Charlotte Bonnet and into the wall first in the 200IM in 2:13.71 to 2:13.96.

It was Duhamel’s second IM medal of the meet having taken silver in the long medley.

David Verraszto won the men’s 400IM in 4:19.22.

Anastasia Kirpichnikova: Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer / MAGICPBK

Mary-Sophie Harvey headed the 200 free semis, the Canadian clocking 1:57.50 ahead of Nikolett Padar of Hungary (1:58.32) and Anna Egorova (2:00.25).

Among the winners on the first two days of action were Ndoye Brouard and Anastasia Kirpichnikova.

Ndoye Brouard won the 100 back in 53.37 along with a huge PB of 1:58.91 for the 200IM title while Kirpichnikova topped the 400 free (4:10.14) and 1500 (16:03.54).

Florent Manadou took the 50 free in 21.95 and Viquerat the 200br in 2:11.62.

Beryl Gastaldello won the women’s 100 free in 54.14, Harvey took the 400IM in 4:36.79 while Analia Pigree and Emma Terebo claimed the 50 and 200 back titles in 27.79 and 2:09.66 respectively.




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