Aimee Willmott came away from the first day of the Flanders Cup with two impressive wins. Willmott took the women’s 400 IM in a time of 4:35.74 out swimming both Katinka Hosszu who finished in a time of 4:37.73 and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Hannah Miley.
In what is a difficult double Willmott picked upped her second gold in the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:10.85 followed by Hungarian Zsuzanna Jakabos who finished in a time of 2:11.89. Both women trailed Hosszu by a significant margin at the halfway mark with Hosszu turning in a time of 1:02.77 followed by Willmott (1:03.23) and Jakabos (1:04.34).
James Guy took the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:46.94. This was an outstanding performance by Guy who was only a tenth of a second off his best time of 1:46.84 which he posted at the Commonwealth Games.
Lithuanian Dana Rapsys finished second in a time 1:47.90 destroyed his own national record of 1:49.23.
Guy also picked up an easy win in the men’s 400 freestyle finishing in a time of 3:45.77 only 1.19 seconds away from his lifetime best.
Belgian Lander Hendrickx finished second in a time of 3:50.66 breaking the Belgian record of 3:50.91 set by War Bauwens in 2013.
Hungarian Laszlo Cseh also took home multiple gold first in the 100 butterfly finishing in a time of 52.95. He was followed by Adam Barrett who hit the wall in a time of 53.23.
Cseh went on to take the men’s 200 IM with ease finishing in a time of 2:00.91. He was followed by Belgian Emmanuel Vanluchene who finished in a time of 2:02.04 and Roberto Pavoni who touched in a time of 2:02.48.
In the first event of the evening Jazz Carlin showed that the coaching choice she has made appears to be working. Carlin won the women’s 800 freestyle in a time of 8:25.18. Carlin swam the first 400 in a time of 4:15.17 followed by a 4:10.01.
At the 400 meter mark Hosszu turn just two tenths of a second behind Carlin, eventually finished 13 seconds behind touching in a time of 8:38.68.
Hosszu picked up her only win of the the evening in the women’s 100 freestyle finishing in a time of 54.77. She was followed by Siobhan-Marie O’Connor who posted a 55.30 and Shauna Lee who recorded a 55.63.
Rapsys picked up a win in the men’s 100 backstroke finishing in a time of 54.88. He was followed Christopher Walker-Hebborn who posted a 54.96 and Liam Tancock who recorded a 55.61.
World record holder Adam Peaty won the men’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 27.19. Italian Fabio Scozzoli finished second in a time of 27.97 followed by Daniel Gyurta who posted a time of 28.30.
Gyurta finished ahead of Peaty in the 200 breaststroke winning the event in a time of 2:11.62. Peaty and Michael Jamieson had a great battled for the silver. Jamieson turned two tenths of a second ahead of Peaty at the 100, but Peaty managed to pass Jamieson in the second half of the race touching in a time of 2:12.22.
Jamieson finished third posting a time of 2:12.37.
Lauren Quigley took the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:12.43. She was followed by Hosszu who recorded a 2:13.06 and Rosie Rudin who finished in a time of 2:13.11.
Kim Buys won the 50 backstroke recording a time of 26.63 followed by Hosszu who hit the wall in a time of 26.72.
Ben Proud took the men’s 50 freestyle in a time of 22.26 followed by Hungarian Krisztian Takacs who posted a 22.63. Pieter Timmers of Belgium, who had just gotten over a bout of pneumonia, finished third in a time of 22.71.
Commonwealth Games gold medalist Georgia Davies took the 50 backstroke in a time of 28.16. She was followed by Lauren Quigley who posted a 29.08 and Kathleen Dawson who finished in a time of 29.30.
Sophie Taylor took the women’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:07.86 followed by Siobhan-Marie O’Connor who touched in a time of 1:08.17. Katie Matts finished third in a time of 1:08.53.
Full results can be found here.
The structure of prize money can be found here.