A&M’s Béryl Gastaldello Lowers Own NR in 50 Back on Day 2 of French Nationals

2018 French Elite Long Course Nationals at Saint-Raphaël

  • Tuesday, May 22 – Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Stade Nautique Alain Chateigner
  • 50m
  • Prelims at 9am local/Finals at 6pm local (Saturday 5:30, Sunday 5:45)
  • Selection for European Championships
  • Televised on beIN SPORTS
  • Meet Central
  • Start Lists
  • Live Results

Texas A&M University All-American Béryl Gastaldello became the first Frenchwoman to break the 28-second barrier in the 50 meter backstroke on Wednesday swimming in the championship final at the 2018 French Elite Nationals in Saint-Raphaël. Gastaldello first tied her own record pf 28.01 in prelims before lowering it by another 4/100 in finals to set the new mark at 27.97. With that swim, Gastaldello moves up to #15 in the world so far this season.

2017-2018 LCM WOMEN 50 BACK

XiangCHN
LIU
08/21
26.98*WR
2Yuanhui
FU
CHN27.1604/15
3Georgia
DAVIES
GBR27.2108/04
4Anastasia
FESIKOVA
RUS27.2308/04
5Mimosa
JALLOW
FIN27.4208/04
6Olivia
SMOLIGA
USA27.4304/14
7Jie
CHEN
CHN27.6004/15
8Emily
SEEBOHM
AUS27.6304/09
9Xueer
WANG
CHN27.6704/15
10Maria
KAMENEVA
RUS27.7008/04
11Alicja
TCHORZ
POL27.7208/04
12Mie
NIELSEN
DEN27.7306/14
13Simona
BAUMRTOVA
CZE27.7808/04
14Ali
DELOOF
USA27.7907/27
15Natsumi
SAKAI
JPN27.8204/03
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Louise Lefebvre (Mulhouse ON / Pôle France Natation Course Mulhouse) lowered her own National Age Group Record for 15-year-old girls and placed 5th in the final with 28.85.

Gastaldello qualified for the European Championships in the event, along with runner-up Mathilde Cini. Both swimmers met the standards by swimming faster than 28.48 in prelims and finishing in the top 4 in finals.

Women’s 50 Back

  • Euro 2018 qualifying standard: 28.48 in prelims; top-4 in finals
  1. Béryl Gastaldello (CN Marseille / Pôle France Natation Course Marseille) 27.97
  2. Mathilde Cini (Valence Triathlon / Pôle France Natation Course Marseille) 28.29
  3. Camille Gheorghiu (Montpellier Métropole Natation / Pôle France Natation Course Antibes) 28.64

 

 

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/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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