2018 FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat Marseille Begins on Friday

2018 FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat – Marseille

  • Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Prelims 8:30am GMT+1 (2:30am ET/11:30pm PT); finals 5:30pm on Friday (11:30am ET/8:30am PT), 6:30pm on Saturday (12:30pm ET/9:30am PT), and 5:15pm on Sunday (11:15am ET/8:15am PT)
  • Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille
  • 50m
  • Championship Central
  • Psych sheet
  • Live results

The Marseille stage of the “FFN Golden Tour Camille-Muffat,” which is also known as the 7th Edition of the Mediterranean Open, will take place this weekend from Friday, April 6th through Sunday, April 8th, at the Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille. It is the third and final stage of the circuit that includes:

  • Nice – Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • Sarcelles – Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Marseille – Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, 2018

371 swimmers from 74 teams are entered in the meet. French stars Jérémy Stravius, Mehdy Metella, Maxime Grousset, Clément Mignon, Jordan Pothain, Lorys Bourelly, Damien Joly, Jean Dencausse, as well as Japan’s Yasunari Hirai, David Verraszto of Hungary, Umitcan Gures and Huseyin Emre Sakci of Turkey, Lawrence Palmer, Charlie Hutchison, William Bell, and Cameron Brookes-Clarke of Great Britain, and Luiz Ribeiro Pereira of Portugal, are expected to compete in the men’s races. France’s Charlotte Bonnet, Marie Wattel, Mélanie Henique, Mathilde Cini, Fantine Lesaffre, and Fanny Deberghes will be joined by Anna Egorova of Russia, Ekaterina Avramova, Imge-Roza Erdemli, Aleyna Ozkan and Gulsen Beste Samanci of Turkey, and Great Britain’s Alicia Wilson, Tatianna Belongonoff, Angharad Evans, Amy Bell, Charlotte Rigg, and Rebecca Clynes.



Posted by Anne Vial on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

All 17 FINA long course meters events will be swum during the three-day meet. The 400/800/1500 free and 400 IM are timed finals, with the fastest heat going in the evening session. (Exception: W1500 free / M800 free swim in the morning this year, to give the distance swimmers more space between the races.)

Order of Events

Friday Finals

  • Women’s 800 Meter Freestyle – Fastest Heat
  • Men’s 1500 Meter Freestyle – Fastest Heat
  • Women’s 400 Meter IM – Fastest Heat
  • Men’s 400 Meter IM – Fastest Heat
  • Women’s 50 Meter Backstroke Final
  • Men’s 50 Meter Backstroke Final
  • Women’s 50 Meter Breaststroke Final
  • Men’s 50 Meter Breaststroke Final
  • Women’s 50 Meter Butterfly Final
  • Men’s 50 Meter Butterfly Final

Saturday Finals

  • Men’s 400 Meter Freestyle Final
  • Women’s 200 Meter Freestyle Final
  • Men’s 200 Meter Butterfly Final
  • Women’s 200 Meter Butterfly Final
  • Men’s 100 Meter Backstroke Final
  • Women’s 100 Meter Backstroke Final
  • Men’s 200 Meter Breaststroke Final
  • Women’s 200 Meter Breaststroke Final
  • Men’s 200 Meter IM Final
  • Women’s 200 Meter IM Final
  • Men’s 100 Meter Freestyle Final
  • Women’s 50 Meter Freestyle Final

Sunday Finals

  • Women’s 400 Meter Freestyle Final
  • Men’s 200 Meter Freestyle Final
  • Women’s 100 Meter Butterfly Final
  • Men’s 100 Meter Butterfly Final
  • Women’s 200 Meter Backstroke Final
  • Men’s 200 Meter Backstroke Final
  • Women’s 100 Meter Breaststroke Final
  • Men’s 100 Meter Breaststroke Final
  • Women’s 100 Meter Freestyle Final
  • Men’s 50 Meter Freestyle Final

Prize Money

Marseille stage

  • 1st – gold medal and 400 €
  • 2nd – silver medal and 200 €
  • 3rd – bronze medal and 150 €

General rankings

The top 5 women and top 5 men, based on points, after 3 stages of the Golden Tour will earn a total combined purse of 30,000 €. Points will be awarded as follows: 1st in event = 5 points, 2nd in event = 3 points, 3rd in event = 1 point. The Golden Tour bonus prize money will be allocated:

  • 7000 € – 1st in total points
  • 3500 € – 2nd in total points
  • 2000 € – 3rd in total points
  • 1500 € – 4th in total points
  • 1000 € – 5th in total points

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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