Bonnet Doubles on Day 2 of FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat – Nice

2018 FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat – Nice

  • Friday, February 2 – Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • Prelims 8:30am GMT+1 (2:30am EST/11:30pm PST); finals 5pm on Friday (11am EST/8am PST), 4:30pm on Saturday (10:30am EST/7:30am PST), and 3:30pm on Sunday (9:30am EST/6:30am PST)
  • Piscine Jean Bouin, Nice
  • 50m
  • Brochure
  • Psych sheet
  • Live results

The international swimmers were once again among the top performers on Day Two of the “Meeting International de Nice FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat”. Tunisia’s Mohamed-Aziz Ghaffari and Mehdi Lagili kicked off Saturday night’s finals with a 1-2 finish in the 400 free, touching ahead of Damien Joly (3:54.05) in 3:53.15 and 3:53.37, respectively. Lithuania’s Giedrius Titenis followed up with a win in the 200 breast (2:13.56), adding to the gold he won in the 50 breast on Friday. Hungary’s David Verraszto finished second in 2:14.92. He later won the 200 IM in 2:01.51, just .09 ahead of Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches (2:01.60). Great Britain’s James Guy led the field in the 200 fly, winning by .50 over Hungary’s Bence Biczo, 1:57.46 to 1:57.96.

France’s Paul-Gabriel Bedel edged countryman Thomas Avetand, 56.38 to 56.66, in the 100 back. In an all-French podium, Jérémy Stravius took home the gold in the 100 free with 49.60 ahead of Mehdy Metella (49.78) and Alexandre Derache (50.39).

On the women’s side, Nice’s own Charlotte Bonnet doubled with wins in the 200 free (1:57.28) and 50 free (25.01). Her 200 was almost a half-second faster than in Geneva two weeks ago. Fanny Deberghes, who had won the 50 free on Friday, edged Fantine Lesaffre, 2:29.96 to 2:30.78, to claim victory in the 200 breast. Lesaffre, meanwhile, took home the gold in the 200 IM, winning easily in 2:16.38. Second place went to Serbia’s Anja Crevar (2:20.36), who also made the podium in the 200 free (3rd with 2:02.89). Mathilde Cini clocked a 1:01.85 in the 100 back to pocket the gold, adding to the bronze she’d earned in the 50 back on Friday. Lara Grangeon earned her fourth medal in as many events with her 2:11.83 win in the 200 fly. On Friday she’d won the 1500 free, taken second in the 800 free, and placed third in the 400 IM.

Saturday Finals

Friday Finals

  • Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle –Lara Grangeon (FRA) 16:49.22
  • Men’s 800 Meter Freestyle – Damien Joly (FRA) 8:05.85
  • Women’s 800 Meter Freestyle – Jaz Carlin (GBR) 8:45.77
  • Men’s 1500 Meter Freestyle – Damien Joly (FRA) 15:19.88
  • Women’s 400 Meter IM – Fantine Lesaffre (FRA) 4:43.32
  • Men’s 400 Meter IM – David Verraszto (HUN) 4:14.48
  • Women’s 50 Meter Backstroke – Charlotte Bonnet (FRA) 29.08
  • Men’s 50 Meter Backstroke – Jérémy Stravius (FRA) 25.41
  • Women’s 50 Meter Breaststroke – Fanny Deberghes (FRA) 32.20
  • Men’s 50 Meter Breaststroke – Giedrius Titenis (LTU) 28.04
  • Women’s 50 Meter Butterfly – Mélanie Henique (FRA) 26.57
  • Men’s 50 Meter Butterfly – Mehdy Metella (FRA) 24.22


Prize Money

Nice stage

  • 1st – gold medal and 400 €
  • 2nd – silver medal and 200 €
  • 3rd – bronze medal and 150 €

General rankings

The top 5 women and top 5 men, based on points, after 3 stages of the Golden Tour will earn a total combined purse of 30,000 €. Points will be awarded as follows: 1st in event = 5 points, 2nd in event = 3 points, 3rd in event = 1 point. The Golden Tour bonus prize money will be allocated:

  • 7000 € – 1st in total points
  • 3500 € – 2nd in total points
  • 2000 € – 3rd in total points
  • 1500 € – 4th in total points
  • 1000 € – 5th in total points


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bobo gigi
6 years ago

No crazy times to expect this week as French nationals are held later than usual in May. Big long training period until that meet.
But a few interesting things to note.
Charlotte Bonnet is stronger than ever. She has improved a lot her back and her fly while her breaststroke is very decent and her freestyle is of course her strength. I’d like to see her focus more on the 200 IM in the future.
Fantine Lesaffre wore a beautiful MP suit.
James Guy with a very good 200 fly. He died a little bit in the last 25 but 1.57 right now is interesting.
Mehdy Metella is back after an ankle injury. He lacks… Read more »

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Already watched at Geneva, after the Euro Sc Champ, and i agree about Bonnet’ improvements: better raw speed (25.01 her 50 free yesterday after the 200 free) and better swimmer in general compared to the past.
She could become an interesting 200 imer: only the backstroke still a little weak; start and turns much improved. Her endurance to check in today 400 free.
Some good news for French Swimming (that desperately needs them) also from Uster, with Wattel at a good double: 100 free in 54.53 and 50 fly in 26.03.

Reply to  nuotofan
6 years ago

No 400 free final for Bonnet, but two steady results in 100 fly (59.81) and 100 free (53.87). Yes, considering also her strenght in breaststroke, would be interesting seeing her in a 200 im.

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