2021 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
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- Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Beryl Gastaldello will begin her training with her new coach Coley Stickels in Frisco, Texas, she said in an interview at the World Short Course Championships.
Gastaldello, a French Olympian, announced in November that she would be training under Stickels, but until now it wasn’t clear where the two would be.
Gastaldello had been training with the pro group at Texas A&M under Jason Calanog, who is an assistant coach of the men’s team. She swam at A&M as an undergraduate as well, though not with Calanog..
Stickels was the head coach of the University of Alabama’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving program for 18 months before resigning mid-season in 2020. He then focused on training individual athletes for the Tokyo Olympics and has been on staff with the Tokyo Frog Kings as head assistant coach under Dave Salo during the 2021 ISL season.
The 26-year-old Gastaldello is a versatile sprinter, specializing in free, backstroke and butterfly. As far as major international hardware goes, she has a bronze medal from the 4×100 free relay at the 2019 World Championships, two long course European Championships gold medals from the women’s and mixed 4×100 free relays in 2018, and seven short course European Championships medals. She owns three individual silver medals from short course Euros in the 100 free, 50 fly and 50 back, all from the 2018 competition.
At last weekend’s World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi, Gastaldello won a silver medal in the 100 IM.
Reported by Spencer Penland.
WOMEN’S 100 IM – FINALS
- World Record: 56.51 – HOSSZU Katinka (HUN) 7 AUG 2017
- Championship Record: 56.70 – HOSSZU Katinka (HUN) 5 DEC 2014
- World Junior Record: 57.59 – SHKURDAI Anastasiya (BLR) 22 NOV 2020
- GOLD: Anastasia Gorbenko (ISR) – 57.80
- SILVER: Beryl Gastaldello (FRA) – 57.96
- BRONZE: Mariia Kameneva (RSF) – 58.15
Israeli 18-year-old Anastasia Gorbenko is having a meet to remember. One of the stars of this meet, Gorbenko took over on the breaststroke leg of the race to take the lead heading into the final 25. She got her hand on the wall first, swimming a new personal best of 57.80. The swim also clipped the Israeli Record of 57.90, which Gorbenko held.
France’s Beryl Gastaldello earned Silver with a 57.96. The performance marks Gastaldello’s first-ever World Championships medal, short course or long course. Russia Swimming Federation picked up Bronze with a 58.15 from Mariia Kameneva.