Charloette Bonnet of France, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien of Vietnam and Suo Ran all set new compeition records on the third day of the World Military Games in Mungyeong, South Korea.
Yesterday Bonnet set a new games mark in the 100 freestyle and today she returned to the pool to set a new competition record in the 200 freestyle. The Frenchwoman took the event in a time of 1:57.65 breaking her own record of 1:57.99 which she set last year.
Bonnet was pushed in the final 50 meters by Zhang Yuhan of China who finished second in a time of 1:57.89.
With those times Bonnet now ranks fourth in the world while Zhang sits in the fifth position in the rankings.
Vien, who had an outstanding Asian Age Group Championships last weekend, took the women’s 200 IM in a time of 2:13.87 breaking the record of 2:13.92 set by Francesca Segat in 2009. In the final 50 meters Vien was able to snatch the victory away from Russian Viktoriia Andreeva who collected the silver in a time of 2:13.96.
Suo of China took the women’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:08.53 beating the Games record of 1:08.61 set by Fan Rong in 2010. Mariia Liver of the Ukraine finished second in a time of 1:08.83 followed by Fan who hit the wall in a time of 1:09.48.
A third record was set by the Brazilian mixed 4 x 100 freestyle relay. The Brazilians took the event in a time of 3:29.79 followed by the Russians who posted a 3:32.00 and the Italians who recorded a 3:36.23.
Brazilian Etiene Medeiros won the women’s 50 backstroke in a time of 28.38. She was followed by Italian Arianna Barbieri who recorded a 29.01 and Russian Alexandra Papusha who posted a 29.25.
On the men’s side Brazilian Nicolas Oliveira won the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:49.03 followed Sang Jin Jang of South Korea who recorded a 1:49.92. Marwan Elkamash of Egypt finished third in a time of 1:49.96.
Chen Mengchang of China took the 200 IM in a time of 2:00.91 followed by Brazilians Henrique Rodrigues who finished in a time of 2:01.41 and Thiago Simon who posted a 2:02.41.
Chen’s time places him fifth in the world rankings.
Kyu Wong Choi of South Korea won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:00.80. He was followed by Russian Oleg Kostin who finished in a time of 1:01.24 and Valerii Dymo of the Ukraine who touched in a time of 1:01.59.
Tomasz Polewka of Poland took the 50 backstroke in a time of 25.28 followed by Dong Won Jeong of South Korea who finished in a time of 25.56 and Italian Niccolo Bonacchi who recorded a 25.87.
China still leads in the medal standings, but Brazil is now not far behind. After the third day of competition China has collected nine gold, five silver and six bronze while Brazil has seven gold, six silver and six bronze. Russia sits in third with four gold, seven silver and six bronze.
Full results can be found here.