Previews & Recaps
French long course nationals concluded today in Chartres with wins from Florent Manaudou and Camille Muffat, as well as three first-time champions.
Rikke Moller Pederson further lowered her world-leading 200 breast time, and now sits atop the rankings by two and a half seconds.
Niccolo Bonacchi closed Italian Nationals with a bang, downing the national record in the men’s 50 back with the second fastest time in the world.
NCAA co-champ Brad Tandy booked his ticket the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a big 50 free swim on the closing day of South African Nationals.
The 20-year-old Sjostrom went 1:55.04 to win the women’s 200 free, improving her already-world leading time by a half second and taking another two tenths off her Swedish record in the race.
At 33 years old, Roland Schoeman has qualified to once again represent South Africa at the Commonwealth Games. Tara Lynn Nicholas joins him after winning the women’s 100 breast of day 5.
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Gregorio Paltinieri destroyed the championship field, the Italian record and the world’s top time of 2014 in one fell swoop with his 14:44.50 in the 1500.
Jessica Vall rolled to a national record on the first day of Spanish Nationals, going 1:06.81 to break Marina Garcia’s mark from last summer.
Guy’s Brit record 400 free, Jamieson’s world-leading 200 breast kick off British Gas Swimming Championships
James Guy broke the first national record of the British Gas Swimming Championships, going 3:45.15 to win the 400 free.
Camille Muffat at 2014 French National Championships. Photo courtesy of Camille Muffat Officiel on Facebook.
After breaking the European record in the 800 free on day 1, 19-year-old Gabriele Detti continued his rise by taking the men’s 400 free after an intense showdown with Gregorio Paltrinieri.
The 22-year-old’s 1500 time was one of three top-5 swims in the world put up on day 2 of Italian Nationals.
The distance freestyle races saw big times on the first day of Italian Nationals. Federica Pellegrini (above) put up the second-fastest 400 free time in the world this year while Gabriele Detti broke a national record in the 800 and took over the world’s top ranking.
Lauren Boyle broke her own national record in the 200 free, one of three New Zealanders to hit the nomination standard for the Commonwealth Games team.