Goris, Dumont, and van Huys Take Triple Wins at Belgian Open

2018 Belgian Open Championships

The Belgian Open, which doubled asthe Belgian Short Course Championships, took place on November 10-11 in Gent, Belgium. According to Belgium Swimming’s twitter, a record number of 84 clubs, 1,842 individual entries and 93 relay teams swam at this meet.

A prominent battle throughout the 2-day meet was between Lotte Goris and Valentine Dumont. In the 200 free, Goris (1:57.47) out-touched Dumont (1:57.53). The same result happened in the 100 fly, where Goris won with a 1:00.66 and Dumont took second with 1:00.78.

However, on day two Dumont overtook Goris in the 100 free. Dumont took the win with a 54.57. Goris and Dutch swimmer Imani de Jong tied for second with a 55.37. De Jong also attempted to challenge Goris in the 400 free. However, Goris stayed on top in the event with a 4:12.09. De Jong settled for another silver medal with a 4:12.61.

Later in the meet, Dumont would go on to take two more wins in the 800 free (8:36.79) and the 200 fly (2:12.72). Both Dumont and Goris ended the meet with triple wins.

On the men’s side, Logan van Huys was also a triple-winner taking the 1500 free (15:00.78), 200 IM (2:00.43), and 400 IM (4:14.98).

There were 7 other double winners at the meet:

  • Jasper Aerents: 50 Free (21.86), 100 Free (48.26)
  • Fanny Lecluyse: 100 IM (1:00.78), 200 IM (2:12.14)
  • Sebastien De Meulemeester: 50 Fly (24.19), 100 Fly (53.93)
  • Jade Smits: 100 Back (1:01.53), 200 Back (2:14.98)
  • Fleur Vermeiren: 50 Breast (30.72), 100 Breast (1:07.80)
  • Lander Hendrickx: 400 Free (3:45.23), 200 Back (1:55.77)
  • Juri Dijkstra (Netherlands): 50 Breast (27.95), 100 Breast (1:01.26)

At the conclusion of the meet, just 2 swimmers, Lecluyse and Emmanuel Vanluchene, were named to Belgium’s roster for the 2018 World Short Course Cahmpionships.

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Nick Pecoraro

Nick Pecoraro has had a huge passion for swimming since his first dive in the pool. He joined the sport at age 11 after his diagnosis of juvenile arthritis. Swimming became his second chance at sports and became the love of his life. He was a breaststroker and IMer when …

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