2020 FFN GOLDEN TOUR CAMILLE MUFFAT – NICE
- Friday, February 7th – Sunday, February 9th
- Piscine Jean Bouin, Nice
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Information
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap
American Kathleen Baker put up another strong performance here in Nice, firing off the 4th fastest 200m backstroke in the world this season. Hitting the wall in 2:07.22 this evening, Baker topped the podium and beat the field by four and a half seconds. You can read more about her head-turning performance here.
Also in that race was Hungary’s Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu, who placed 8th in a time of 2:19.87, but that was after the 30-year-old already completed a grueling 1500m free/400m IM double in the same session.
Hosszu first tackled the longest freestyle event and hit the wall in 16:27.83 to comfortably claim the gold. Her 400m IM time of 4:38.60 came just 2 events later, giving her a second victory in just over 30 minutes.
In fact, Hosszu raced every event in the morning heats, finishing 11th in the 50m fly (28.04) and 12th in the 200m breast (2:35.22). In addition to the 200m back, 400m IM and 1500m free finals, Hosszu also raced the 200m free where she placed 8th.
French woman Melanie Henique captured 50m fly gold in the only sub-26 second of the field tonight. She produced a solid effort of 25.83 to hold off yesterday’s 100m backstroke winner Michelle Coleman of Sweden, who settled for silver here in 26.48.
American Kendyl Stewart secured bronze in 26.53 after taking 100m fly gold last night.
The men’s 200m IM saw Jeremy Desplanches of Switzerland get it done for gold in a time of 1:57.76. His performance fell just slightly behind the 1:57.59 he logged in December at the Swim Cup Amsterdam. With that outing, he sits as the 6th fastest performer in the world this season.
- Apostolos Christou got gold for Greece, taking the men’s 50m back in 25.46.
- Swiss athlete Lisa Mamie clocked a time just over a second off her own national record, touching in 2:25.56 for 200m breast gold. Her Swiss standard of 2:24.47 was notched in Gwangju at the 2019 World CVhampionships.
- The women’ s200m free saw home nation swimmer Charlotte Bonnet take the victory in 1:58.10 as the only sub-2:00 swimmer.
- Maxime Grousset added another gold to France’s tally, hitting the wall in 49.16 to take the men’s 100m free. Michael Chadwick of the United States was runner-up in 49.40.
- Erik Persson of Sweden notched a time of 2:12.18 in the men’s 200m breast to top the podium in that race.