2016 FFN GOLDEN TOUR CAMILLE MUFFAT – NICE
- Dates: Friday, January 22 – Sunday, January 24, 2016
- Prelims 9 am GMT+1 (3 am EST/12 am PST); finals 5 pm on Friday (11 am EST/8 am PST), 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday (10:30 am EST/7:30 am PST)
- Psych sheets
- Live results
Day 2 of the FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat – Nice was filled with world-ranked swims, the highlight being Katinka Hosszu‘z mind-blowingly-fast-for-January 200 IM, a 2:08.20 that bypasses her Dubai swim to become the fastest in the world this season. Other big swims include from today her win in the 200 back, Coralie Balmy‘s world #3 in the 400 free, Marco Koch‘s world #3 in the 200 breast, and Florent Manadou‘s world #3 in the 50 free.
Women’s 100 Free
The women’s 100 free went to France’s Charlotte Bonnet in 54.62, a time that misses the world top 25 by just one one-hundredth of a second. This swim is Bonnet’s second win of the meet, after yesterday’s 50 breast victory. Canada’s Katerine Savard came in second with 55.32, followed by Anna Santamans of France with 55.77.
Men’s 200 Free
French national record-holder in the 200 IM Jérémy Stravius won the 200 free with 1:47.68. Stravius’s best time this season, a 1:47.10 from Dubai ranks him 9th in the world. Greek swimmer Andreas Vazaios finished second in 1:49.73, followed by Lorys Bourelly of France in 1:50.10.
Women’s 100 Breast
The French women swept the 100 breast. Adeline Martin, last year’s bronze medalist at French Nationals in the 200 distance, took the win in 1:10.91. Fanny Deberghes was just one one-hundredth behind in 1:10.92, and Adeline Williams finished third in 1:11.17.
Men’s 100 Back
Reigning world champion in the 50 distance Camille LaCourt of France took the win in the 100 back with 54.82, a time that brings him into a tie for 25th in the world rankings. His French teammate Benjamin Stasiulis finished second in 54.92, followed by Greek swimmer Christou Apostolos in 55.24.
Women’s 200 IM
The #IronLady Katinka Hosszu posted her season best, which also happens to be the fastest time in the world this season, with a mind-blowing 2:08.20 in the 200 IM. This swim, in January, falls only two seconds behind Hosszu’s own world record, a 2:06.12 from 2015 Swimming World Championships in Kazan. A swim this fast would have held the world record up until World Championships in suit-era 2009. Hosszu is now two full seconds ahead of the second-fastest swimmer this season. Bow down.
Second place went to Evelyn Verraszto, also of Hungary, who finished in 2:17.50. Cyrielle Duhamel finished third in 2:20.12.
Men’s 200 Fly
Jordan Coelho of France posted the 17th-fastest time in the world to win the 200 fly in 1:57.41. He was the only swimmer to break two minutes. Hungarian David Verraszto finished second in 2:01.88, followed by France’s Paul LeMaire in 2:03.38.
Women’s 400 Free
Coralie Balmy of France moved from 15th to fourth in the world rankings with her 4:05.45. With that swim, Balmy could be a silver and bronze medal contender in Rio (because, barring some sort of catastrophe, gold is pretty much on lockdown). The only swimmers who stand ahead of Balmy are Ledecky, Lauren Boyle of New Zealand, and American Leah Smith.
Second and third went to France’s Bonnet and Lara Grangeon in 4:15.88 and 4:15.97, respectively.
Men’s 200 Breast
Reigning world champion Marco Koch moved up to third in the world with a speedy 2:09.37 in the 200 breast. The previously-unranked German swimmer is now only behind American Nic Fink and Japan’s Kazuki Kohinata
Second and third went to Frenchmen William Debourges (2:15.24) and Quentin Coton (2:17.80).
Women’s 200 Back
Hosszu doubled up on wins with another first place in the 200 back, a 2:09.65. The swim didn’t quite hit her season-best, a 2:07.13 from Dubai. Hosszu is currently second in the world, behind Australian Emily Seebohm‘s 2:06.94. Hosszu finished well ahead of second place Camille Gheorghiu of France, who clocked 2:13.57 and France’s Pauline Mahieu who finished in 2:16.54.
Men’s 50 Free
Second and third went to French swimmers Frédérick Bousquet (22.36) and Stravius (22.60).
Women’s 100 Fly
Savard took the win in the 100 fly, posting a 58.48 that moves her up to 16th in the world rankings. Greece’s Anna Ntountounaki finished second in 58.89, followed by Marie Wattel in 59.49.