8th EurocomSwim National Meet at Massy (50m)
- Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26, 2017
- Massy, Ile de France
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With some of the teams flying out after prelims (notably Philippe Lucas’ crew), there were plenty of opportunities for the Parisian-area youth to step up to make podia on the final day of competition in Massy. Maëlle Lecanu of SFO Courbevoie/INSEP did just that, winning the 50 back in 30.20. Anna Topolanski of Racing Club De France came in second with 30.78, just out-touching Marie Blin of Club des Nageurs de Paris (31.18). The men’s race was much tighter; Stanislas Huille of SN Versailles/INSEP stopped the clock at 27.05, followed closely by Julien Arot of Versailles (27.35) and Lucas Lechevallier of Espadon Grand-Quevilly (27.70).
The women’s 50 free was exciting; Faustine Prouff of Mouettes de Paris eked out a win over Mathlide Descamps from Moreuil, 26.60 to 26.67. It was a best time by .08 for Descamps. The top three swimmers in the men’s contest all came in under the 24-second mark: Nazim Belkhoudja of Sartrouville got the win with 23.29, matching his seed time to the hundredth. Courbevoie’s Anthony Clark was runner-up in 23.63. Thomas Pemole of Moreuil took 3/10 off his seed time to finish third in 23.71.
Nice’s Anaïs Arlandis won the 100 fly by two body lengths, touching in 1:01.50, about half a second off her entry time. Moreuil’s Descamps earned her second silver in as many events with a 1:03.44. Third place went to Bertille Cousson of Thourotte (1:03.82). Top-seeded Jordan Coelho of Vanves, who trains in Antibes, added a title in the 100 fly to the one he’d won in the 200 fly on Saturday. Coelho went 54.15, only about a second off his seed time. Nice’s Charles Rihoux touched out Moreuil’s Pemole for second, 56.39 to 56.46. Both men dropped relative to their entry times (Rihoux -4/10, Pemole -3/10).
Lara Grangeon of CN Calédoniens, who trains in Nice, won the 400 IM easily. The French national record-holder in the event, she cruised to a 4:51.23. Her training partner Isabelle Mabboux was runner-up in 4:58.83. Morgane Bihan from Guyancourt rounded out the podium with 5:04.30, just a second off her seed time. 16-year-old Clément Henry of ES Vitry dropped just over 3 seconds to win the men’s 400 IM with 4:43.95. Nice’s Ladislas Salczer, whose backstroke leg gave him a 3-second lead over the field at the halfway mark, finished second with 4:45.83.
After her victory in the 200 breast, Morgane Blanchard was back with a win in the 100 breast, going 1:13.16. Ambre Leduc of CNO St-Germain-en-Laye finished a second later with 1:14.18. Créteil’s Anaïs Charro, who won the 50 breast, came in third with 1:15.81. Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches picked up his third gold medal in the 100 breast, touching in 1:02.46. Desplanches also won the 200 breast and 200 IM on Saturday. Finishing second and third were Talal M’Rabet (1:04.42) and Taki M’Rabet (1:05.31) of Tunisia, who both train at SFO Courbevoie.
Nice’s Charlotte Bonnet won her signature event, the 200 free. She was a finalist in this event, finishing 8th, in Rio. Here she won in 1:58.37, swimming in clear water from the first turn. Teammate Mabboux (2:05.12) edged Rosny’s Joana Desbordes (2:05.42) and Nice’s Arlandis (2:05.62) for second. For the second day in a row, Desplanches won back-to-back events. He went 1:52.61 to just barely beat Hadrien Salvan of Mouettes de Paris, who went 1:52.94 for second.