Henique Lowers Own 50 Fly French National Record


  • Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
  • Live Results (Omega)

French racer Melanie Henique came painstakingly close to a bronze medal in the women’s 50m fly tonight in Hangzhou, finishing just .05 off of American Kelsi Dahlia’s time of 24.97. However, Henique did register a new French National Record of 25.02, shaving .03 off of her newly-minted national standard she set just last month at the French Short Course National Championships.

Here in Hangzhou, Henique steadily improved from prelims to finals, producing a 2nd seeded 25.43 after prelims, then a 5th seeded 25.24 to finally a 4th place 25.02 tonight. Winning the final was Dutch Olympian Ranomi Kromowidjojo, who scored a new Championship Record in 24.47, while Australian veteran Holly Barratt took silver in 24.80.

With her outing this evening, the 25-year-old maintains her spot as owning the 12th fastest performance in history.

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Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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