Victories For Florent Manaudou And Emilien Mattenet; Kristyna Horska Claims Double in Marseille

MANAUDOU Florent ENS Energy Standard (ENS) ISL International Swimming League 2021 Match 8 day 1 Piscina Felice Scandone Napoli, Naples Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Kristyna Horska made two trips to the top of the podium and there were meet records for Florent Manaudou and Emilien Mattenet at the FFN Golden Tour at Marseille.

Manaudou flew to the top of the 50 fly world rankings in a meet mark of 23.31, toppling teammate Maxime Grousset and his time of 23.72 from last month’s meet in Nice.

In the men’s 400IM, Mattenet made up a deficit of 0.60secs at 350 to overhaul two-time world silver medallist David Verraszto and stop the clock at 4:16.75 to 4:17.41.

Anna Hopkin went to the top of the fledgling 100 free rankings after holding off Charlotte Bonnet in the 100 free.

The British swimmer was out in 25.76 – 0.40 ahead at the turn – but Bonnet ate into the lead on the second 50 with Hopkin stopping the clock in 54.14, 0.03 ahead of the Frenchwoman (54.17).

Marie Wattel was third in 54.27 with Barbora Seemanova the fourth woman home inside 55secs in 54.63.

Kristyna Horska held off the fast-finishing Panna Ugrai to win the women’s 200IM in 2:14.31 to 2:14.40.

The Czech woman then returned to make up a 0.33 deficit on Lisa Mamie at the final turn win the 200m breaststroke in 2:27.42.

Mamie, the European silver medallist, was second in 2:27.52 with Anastasia Gorbenko third in 2:30.28.

Luke Greenbank, the Olympic bronze medallist, was the only man inside 2mins as he controlled the 200 backstroke throughout to win in 1:57.81.

Christopher Rothbauer won the men’s 200m breaststroke in 2:10.79 ahead of Greg Butler (2:11.56) and Luka Mladenovic (2:13.62) with Adam Peaty – the Olympic 100br champion – fourth in 2:14.48.

Kregor Zirk won the men’s 200 free in 1:48.94 while Sacha Velly took the men’s 1500 free in 15:10.79.

Dora Hathazi came from 0.30secs down at 150 to win the women’s 100 fly in 2:11.08 while Mary-Amber Moluh won the women’s 50 back in 28.15.

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