French Short Course Nationals in Dijon Day 1 – Records Falling Already in Prelims

France, the third nation in overall swimming medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, is holding its short course (meters) championship this weekend in Dijon. The morning session is in the books and several records have gone down already:

  • 50 free: Romain AUNE (25.14) 13yo boys
  • 50 breast: Nolwenn HERVE (33.07) 14yo girls
  • 200 IM: Guillaume LAURE (2:01.20) 17-year-old boys’ national record, Tanguy LESPARRE (2:06.87) 14yo boys
  • 200 back: Tanguy LESPARRE (2:07.17) 14yo boys, Mickael FORTIER (2:08.95) 13yo boys
  • 100 fly: Quentin LONCKE (57.96) 14yo boys; Jérémy STRAVIUS (50.60) and Florent MANAUDOU (51.00) were both under the meet record of 51.05
  • 100 breast Jean DENCAUSSE (1:00.38) both 16yo and 17yo boys
  • 400 free:Simon BOILEAU (4:01.00) 13yo boys

The men swam six events and the women five on this first day of competition. Results can be found here.

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bobo gigi
9 years ago

Women’s breaststroke still dead. 😥
Solène Gallego is French champion in 31.39.

bobo gigi
9 years ago

French alert! 🙂

Florent Manaudou wins the 50 free in 20.79.

aswimfan
9 years ago

“France, the third nation in overall swimming medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London”

NOT TRUE.

1. USA – 31 medals
2. Japan – 11 medals
3. Australia – 10 medals
3. China – 10 medals
5. France – 7 medals.

So France was fifth in overall swimming medals.

bobo gigi
Reply to  aswimfan
9 years ago

Third in the medal table with 4 titles.

aswimfan
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

The article says “overall swimming medals”, NOT “medal table”

morrow3
Reply to  aswimfan
9 years ago

The European/rest of the world count their medals differently than we do. We count total medals – they count golds first, then silvers, then bronze. Overall medal count does not factor in for them.

aswimfan
Reply to  morrow3
9 years ago

Then the writer, who I presume is a french, should have been more clear.

bobo gigi
9 years ago

Stravius and Manaudou will have a monster meet.
They are in great shape.
Already almost a French record for Stravius in the 100 fly prelims. 50.60 for him. He should crush the record of 50.48 by Fred Bousquet tonight in final.

DanishSwimFan
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

Stravius continues to impress with his versatility.

bobo gigi
Reply to  DanishSwimFan
9 years ago

He leaves a little the IM training since Barcelona to focus on backstroke and on butterfly. He works very hard the 100 fly for the next summer.

DanishSwimFan
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

I would love to see him in 100IM vs Morozov.

And thanks for the tip, it’s easy sometimes to forget about our Danish swimmers abroad. I struggle to follow US swimming as well as you do 🙂

bobo gigi
Reply to  DanishSwimFan
9 years ago

And Danishswimfan, keep an eye on the US nationals tonight. 11 PM for us in France and Denmark. Anders Nielsen can win a medal at the US nationals in the 500 free!

Nostradamus
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

I don’t think that’ll happen. Anders is great, but Michigan wouldn’t go all out for this meet. I think he’ll get fifth.

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