Louis Croenen and Emmanuel Vanluchene both set new national marks on day two of the Belgian Nationals Championships in Antwerp.
Croenen set a new Belgian national record in the men’s 200 butterfly winning the event in a time of 1:56.41, breaking the 2008 record of 1:56.65 held by Mathieu Fonteyn.
Croenen’s time also puts him in the eighth place position in the world rankings.
Vanluchene set a new national record in the men’s 200 IM taking the event in a time of 2:00.88, breaking Ward Bauwens‘ record of 2:01.85 set last year.
This was Vanluchene’s second victory of the competition after he took the men’s 200 freestyle in a thrilling race with both Croenen and Pieter Timmers on day one. Vanluchene won the event in a time of 1:48.41 followed by Timmers who posted a 1:48.82 and Croenen who hit the wall in a time of 1:48.86.
Croenen’s swim has not been the only top ten time put up on the weekend, Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus won the women’s 50 butterfly in a time of 26.27, which places her eighth in the rankings. Herasimenia also won the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 24.94.
Fanny Lecluyse has taken both the 50 (31.63) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.94) at the meet and will go for the sweep of the women’s breaststroke events on Sunday when she competes in the 200.
Full results from the meet can be found here