2021 Mare Nostrum Barcelona – Day 2 Prelims Recap


  • June 5-6, 2021
  • Pere Serrat Pool, Barcelona, Spain
  • Long Course Meters (50 meters)
  • Results

The 2021 Mare Nostrum tour finishes-up today with the final session in Barcelona. Last night saw Arno Kamminga, Kristof Milak, and Hugo Gonzalez all taking down meet records.

After breaking the 200 breaststroke meet record last night, Kamminga kept his momentum going in the 100 breast. His time of 58.47 is off his best of 57.90 from April but over three seconds faster than the next best qualifier. Adam Peaty‘s meet record of 58.15 could be danger tonight.

Milak and Gonzalez both swam the 100 freestyle this morning and qualified in the top heat. Milak is second after the morning at 49.26 and Gonzalez is seventh in 49.91.  Cristian Quintero’s 49.05 leads all swimmers.  Bruno Fratuswinner of the 50 free last night, squeaked into the top heat, qualifying eighth in 50.07.

In his final event of the morning, Gonzalez swam 2:03.76 in the 200 IM to qualify second. Arjan Knipping is the top qualifier at 2:01.19.

Thom de Boer, the runner-up to Fratus in the 50 free last night, leads the field in the 50 butterfly in 23.65.

Chad le Clos was one of two swimmers under 2:00 this morning in the 200 butterfly at 1:59.75. Just behind him is Arbidel Gonzalez at 1:59.78. Milak, the world record holder, was not entered in the event this morning.

Jose Paulo Lopes and Albert Escrits are separated by less than half-a-second in the men’s 400 freestyle. Lopes is sitting at 3:56.24 with Escrits at 3:56.67. Guillem Pujol was the only other swimmer to break 4:00 this morning with his time of 3:59.24.

Kira Toussaint, who won the 50 backstroke last night, swam the only sub-1:00 of the morning in the women’s 100 back. Her time of 59.64 and is over two seconds ahead of the second qualifier, Hanna Rosvall at 1:02.08. Toussaint is the third seed in the 50 freestyle at 25.87. Lidon Munoz was the fastest woman this morning by over .50 seconds at 25.15.

Yulia Efimova won the 100 breaststroke last night and is contention to sweep the breaststroke races. Efimova is first in the 50 breaststroke at 31.33 and second in the 200 breaststroke at 2:27.09. Fanny Lecluyse is just ahead of Efimova in the 2oo at 2:26.92.

Katinka Hosszu, who has had a busy schedule throughout the Mare Nostrum, swam only one event this morning. Her time of 2:02.06 in the 200 freestyle was enough to qualifier her third heading into tonight. Hosszu is behind Barbora Seemanova at 2:00.49 and Evelyn Verraszto at 2:01.50.

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11 months ago

Gonzalez with a 1:56:3 200 IM

Old Man Chalmers
11 months ago

58.18 in the final

11 months ago

Wouldve loved to see le Clos and Milak in a 200fly at this point in their training. Both wouldnt want to lose

11 months ago

Chase Bloch swam a 26.2 50back, damn