Belmonte Takes Three Events at the Spanish SC Championships

2015 Spanish Short Course Open Nationals, Gijon, Spain

Upon her return to competition Mireia Belmonte captured a win the women’s 1500 freestyle on the first day of competition at the Spanish Short Course National Championships. Her second day back was even better than the first.

On Saturday Belmonte captured wins in the women’s 200 butterfly as well as the 400 freestyle and 400 IM. Pushed by American Katherine Ann Mills she won the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:06.32 placing her sixth in the world rankings. She won the 400 freestyle in a time of 4:00.80 which also places her sixth in the world rankings. In the 400 IM she posted a 4:33.14 which puts her ninth in the world.

2015-2016 SCM Women 200 Fly

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HENTKE
12/04
2.03.01
2Madeline
GROVES
AUS2.03.0811/28
3Brianna
THROSSELL
AUS2.03.2511/28
4Cammile
ADAMS
USA2.03.3912/12
5Lara
GRANGEON
FRA2.03.8512/04
6Alessia
POLIERI
ITA2.04.3712/04
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2015-2016 SCM Women 400 Free

JazminGBR
CARLIN
12/11
3.58.07
2Hali
FLICKINGER
USA3.58.2612/11
3Katinka
HOSSZU
HUN3.58.8412/06
4Boglarka
Kapas
HUN3.59.0212/06
5lotte
FRIIS
DEN3.59.1512/11
6Jessica
ASHWOOD
AUS3.59.2311/27
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2015-2016 SCM Women 400 IM

KatinkaHUN
HOSSZU
12/02
4.19.46
2Caitlin
LEVERENZ
USA4.26.7412/11
3Hannah
MILEY
GBR4.26.8712/02
4Lara
GRANGEON
FRA4.27.3112/02
5sarah
HENRY
USA4.27.6312/11
6Aimee
WILLMOTT
GBR4.28.2612/20
7Ellen
FULLERTON
AUS4.28.7211/26
8Zsuzsanna
JAKABOS
HUN4.29.3112/02
9Becca
MANN
USA4.31.1412/11
10Barbora
ZAVADOVA
CZE4.31.3212/02
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Belmonte was not the only swimmer to crack the top ten. Konrad Czerniak took the men’s 50 freestyle in a time of 21.47 which places him eighth in the world rankings while Jessica Vall won the women’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:21.84 which puts her 10th.

Carlos Peralta set a new meet record in the men’s 200 butterfly winning the event in a time of 1:53.34. Peralta was only eight one-hundredths of a second off the national record of 1:53.26.

There were several age group records set on Saturday. The first came in the men’s 400 freestyle where 18 year old Joan Casanovas took the event in a time of 3:43.06. In that same race 16 year old Cesar Castro posted a 3:47.38 breaking the national age group record.

14 year old Javier Zorzano broke the men’s 200 breaststroke age group record hitting the wall in a time of 2:20.05.

13 year old Nadia Gonzalez broke the age group in the women’s 50 freestyle finishing in a time of 26.50. The final age group record was set by 17 year old Africa Zamorano who posted a 2:07.37 in the women’s 200 backstroke.

Other winners included:

  • Women’s 50 freestyle – Fatima Gallardo – 25.10
  • Men’s 200 breaststroke – Mario Cortes – 2:11.71
  • Men’s 400 freestyle – Marc Sanchez – 4:10.09
  • Women’s 200 backstroke – Duane Da Rocha – 2:05.90
  • Men’s 200 backstroke – Hugo Gonzalez – 1:54.25

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