Tom Dean Dominates 200 Free As Flanders Cup Wraps Up; Ellen Walshe Leaves With Eight-Medal Haul

Tom Dean of Great Britain competes in the Men's Freestyle 200m Heats during the 20th World Aquatics Championships at the Marine Messe Hall A in Fukuoka (Japan), July 24th, 2023.
Tom Dean: Photo Courtesy: Andrea Masini / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Tom Dean Dominates 200 Free As Flanders Cup Wraps Up; Ellen Walshe Leaves Antwerp With Eight-Medal Haul

Tom Dean enjoyed a comfortable victory in the 200 free as the Flanders Swimming Cup 2024 wrapped up on Sunday in Antwerp.

The Olympic champion stopped the clock in 1:46.35 for a winning margin of 3.35secs over Bath Performance Centre training mate Kieran Bird (1:49.70) with Canada’s Jeremy Bagshaw third in 1:49.84.

It followed his second place over 100m on Saturday behind Jacob Whittle – who was fourth in the longer race – with the pair set to head to the World Championships in Doha next month.

Dean’s Bath Performance Centre training mate Jacob Peters won the 50 fly in 23.44.

25 June 2021; / during day two of the 2021 Swim Ireland Performance Meet at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre at the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin. Photo by David Kiberd/Sportsfile

Ellen Walshe: Photo Courtesy: David Kiberd / SPORTSFILE

Adela Piskorska completed the backstroke treble when she won the 100 in 1:00.72 with Maria Godden on the podium for the third time in second (1:02.13) and Ellen Walshe third in 1:02.48.

Walshe was second in the 200m breaststroke behind Grace Palmer with the Belgian well clear in 2:28.92 to 2:32.01 and Niamh Coyne in third (2:32.68).

Walshe won her eighth medal of the 2024 Flanders Cup and sixth gold with the Irish women’s 4x100m medley relay, swimming the leg as the quartet enjoyed a winning margin of more than 11secs in 4:11.75.

Grace Davison was the only woman inside 26secs as she won the 50 free in 25.95 and Kathrin Dernier won the women’s 200 fly in 2:18.06.

Cornelius Jahn added the 200 back to his 50 title and 100 silver when he stopped the clock at 2:00.65, Lucas Matzerath added the 200IM in 2:07.22 to his 50/100m breaststroke double and Noah de Schryver took the 200m breaststroke in 2:15.42.

Logan Vanhuys went 15:41.58 to head the men’s 1500 free


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1 month ago

Dean said he’d only be doing a relay at Doha- and then on to Aus for a training camp. No individual events.

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