16-Year-Old Djakovic Nails 1:48.57 200 Free At Swiss Championships


Day 2 of the Swiss Long Course Championships saw another National Record bite the dust, courtesy of breaststroker Lisa Mamié. Mamié notched a new Meet Record in the event in the morning with a time of 1:08.44 in prelims. But, the 20-year-old wasn’t satisfied, crushing that mark with the first sub-1:08 outing of her career.

Splitting 31.93/35.66, Mamié logged a winning time of 1:07.59 for the gold. That places her in the top 15 swimmers in the world this season. You can read more about her Swiss National Record-breaking performance here.

The men’s 100m breaststroke saw Yannick Kaser take the top prize, clocking a time of 1:01.09.

Uster’s Antonio Djakovic followed up his 400m free from night 1 with another big swim this evening, wracking up the gold in the 200m free event. Touching in 1:48.65 this morning to take the top seed, Djakovic shaved off another .08 to stop the clock at 1:48.57 tonight.

At just 16, Djakovic’s time checks-in as the fastest of his career, taking over his previous lifetime best of 1:49.36 from a year ago. His performance bumps him up to become the 2nd ranked 18&U in the world in this event, sitting only behind America’s Gianluca Urlando. Urlando holds the fastest mark for 18&U of 1:47.73.

Additional Day 2 Individual Winners:

  • Maria Ugolkova took the women’s 200m, free in 1:59.81 to represent the only swimmer to dip under the 2:00 threshold. She holds the Swiss National Record in 1:58.77 from 2017.
  • The men’s 50, back saw Thierry Bolin strike gold, while Nina Kost collected the win for the women. Their times were 25.07 and 28.90, respectively.
  • Noe Ponti took the men’s 200m fly in 1:59.40, just .20 ahead of Jeremy Desplanches, who touched in 1:59.60.
  • Tamara Schaad was the women’s 200m fly victor, clocking 2:16.25.

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The michael phelps caterpillar
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I can go faster running

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