Guy and Willmott Pick Up Multiple Wins at Flanders Cup

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.

 

 

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bobo gigi

Some French swimming news.
Start of the FFN Golden Tour in Nice next weekend.
Very good innovation from the federation.
4 long course meets open to international swimmers with 3 days of competition every time.
They have copied the model of US Grand Prix.
Total prize money of 140000 €. 25000 € for every meet. 4000 € for every win. Only 1000 $ at a US Grand Prix! 6500 € for the first overall place at the end of the season.

Biggest names for the first meet in Nice:
Hosszu of course. 🙂
Sjöström
Zevina
Balmy
Bonnet
Hénique
Santamans
Bousquet
Gilot
Lacourt
Manaudou
Metella
Mignon
Perez Dortona
Stravius

Press kit here
http://www.ffnatation.fr/html/presse/601.pdf

bobo gigi

I forgot to add that every meet will be streamed live on the FFN dailymotion channel!
I can’t believe it! That’s a revolution here in France! 🙂
Link here
http://www.dailymotion.com/FFN

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