2017 CAMPEONATO OPEN ABSOLUTO COMUNIDAD DE MADRID
- Friday, March 10th – Sunday, March 12th
- Centro de Natacion Mundial 86, Madrid, Spain
- Meet Information
- Entry Lists
- Meet Preview/Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap
In his first meet back since endoscopic elbow surgery back in September, Japanese Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino inflected major damage to the field at the 2017 Madrid Open. Competing in his 5th event of the meet after already handily collecting victories in the 200m IM, 400mIM, 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle on earlier days, Hagino scored gold in the 400m free race.
After establishing himself as the top seed with his smooth morning swim of 3:55.53 Hagino proceeded to drop over 5 seconds to finally check-in with the winning mark of 3:49.21. That enters the 24-year-old into the world’s top 10 rankings this season at #8 and further gives confidence to the athlete that his elbow is in fine form, ready for next month’s Japanese National Championships.
For the women tonight, visiting Brazilian athlete Joanna Maranhao managed to rake in the women’s 400m freestyle win, stopping the clock in 4:13.71 to produce the only time of the field beneath the 4:20 threshold. The 29-year-old Club Unisanta swimmer had quite the meet, adding tonight’s gold to her stuffed haul that includes 200m butterfly, 800m freestyle and 100m butterfly gold, in addition to a silver in the 400m IM.