Day One of French Long Course Nationals: Yannick Agnel and Camille Lacourt Recorded their Fastest Times
The day one of French Long Course Nationals at the Strasbourg in France started in a stunning fashion as Yannick Agnel and Camille Lacourt recorded their fastest times of the day.
In the men’s 400 freestyle, Agnel wound up the first with a sterling time of 3:43.85. Hence, he set his previous best record of 3:46.17 in the European Championships. Due to this stunning performance, Agnel has grabbed the best place in the world rankings.
Meanwhile, Ous Mellouli retained the second spot in the world rankings with a time of 3:46.64.
Agnel broke his previous record of 1:52.18 in the men’s 200 with a time of 1:51.67.
He did also repeat his same performance by winning the gold medal in the men’s 300m. In the meantime, Sebastien Rouault took the silver medal with a time of 3:47.42, and Mads Glaesner of Denmark finished third in 3:51.88.
Camille Lacourt took home the gold medal in the men’s 100 backstroke race with a sterling time of 52.44. Still, Aaron Peirsol retains this record with the fastest time of 51.94 in the European Championships. Meanwhile, Jeremy Stravius clinched the silver
medal with a 53.59.
The Denmark’s Lotte Friis clinched the women’s 800 freestyle title with a stunning time of 8:24.52. Still, Rebecca Adlington of Great Britain does have the record of 8:20.23 in the respective race in the British Gas Swimming Championships. Camille Muffat
took the second place in 8:26.20, while Coralie Balmy finished third in 8:39.09.
In the women’s 200 backstroke event, Alexianne Castel took the gold medal with a sterling time of 2:08.75. Meanwhile, Femke Heemskerk grabbed the silver medal with a time of 2:09.14 and Marie Jugnet finished third in 2:13.25.
The women’s 100 breaststroke title went to Rikke Moller of Denmark with a time of 1:07.52. Sophie Ronchi snagged the second spot with a 1:07.97, while Coralie Dobral finished third in 1:08.99.
When it comes to the men’s 50 breaststroke event, it was captured by Dorton Giacomo Perez with an excellent time of 27.56. However, Malik Fall took home the silver medal with a time of 28.10. The bronze title went to Hugues Duboscq in time with 28.14.
In the women’s 200 fly race, Lara Grangeon clinched the gold medal with an incredible time of 2:09.48. Dawn Mongella took the second spot in 2:09.97, while Klim Vandenberg of the US clinched the third spot with a 2:10.34.
Last but definitely not the least, Fred Bousquet won the gold medal in the men’s 100 fly with a genuine time of 53.43. Christophe Lebon grabbed the silver with a 53.61, while bronze went to Francois Heersbrandt and Mehdy Metella with a similar time of 53.68.