International Stars Head to Vichy for the French Open

2015 French Open

  • Saturday July 4th-Sunday July 5th
  • Vichy, France
  • Prelims: 9:30AM (3:30AM EST)/B Finals: 5:00PM (11:30AM EST)/Finals: 5:45 PM (11:45AM EST)
  • Official competition website

Event Program:

Saturday

  • Women’s 800 freestyle
  • Men’s 50 butterfly
  • Women’s 200 freestyle
  • Men’s 50 breaststroke
  • Women’s 100 breaststroke
  • Men’s 400 IM
  • Women’s 100 butterfly
  • Men’s 100 backstroke
  • Women’s 50 backstroke
  • Men’s 200 butterfly
  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 400 freestyle
  • Women’s 50 freestyle
  • Men’s 200 breaststroke
  • Women’s 200 backstroke
  • Men’s 100 freestyle

Sunday

  • Men’s 1500 freestyle
  • Women’s 50 butterfly
  • Men’s 200 freestyle
  • Women’s 50 breaststroke
  • Men’s 100 breaststroke
  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Men’s 100 butterfly
  • Women’s 100 backstroke
  • Men’s 50 backstroke
  • Women’s 200 butterfly
  • Men’s 200 IM
  • Women’s 400 freestyle
  • Men’s 50 freestyle
  • Women’s 200 breaststroke
  • Men’s 200 backstroke
  • Women’s 100 freestyle

The field that will be competing over the weekend is an impressive one which will include six European Championship gold medalists and three world record holders.

As usual the most ambitious athlete in the field is Hungarian Katinka Hosszu who is entered in 15 events over the two day competition (50, 100, 200, 400 freestyle, 50, 100, 200 breaststroke, 50, 100, 200 backstroke, 50, 100, 200 butterfly and the 200 and 400 IM).

European Champions Fran Halsall of Great Britain and Italian Federica Pellegrini will both be competing in five events. Halsall is entered in the 50 and 100 freestyle, 50 and 100 backstroke and the 50 butterfly. Pellegrini is set to swim the 100 and 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and the 200 and 400 IM.

Other top females in the field include American Megan Romano and French teammates Coralie Balmy and Charlotte Bonnet.

The men’s side will be highlighted by the 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly. The 50 freestyle will include Florent Manaudou, Jeremy Stravius and Frederick Bousquet of France, George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago, Cesar Cielo of Brazil, Shinri Shioura of Japan and Italians Lucca Dotto and Filippo Magnini.

The 50 butterfly will include Cielo, Dotto, Bousquet, Manaudou, Mehdy Metella of France and Ukrainian Andrey Govorov.

Other notable males in the field will include:

  • Michael Jamieson, GBR
  • Marco Koch, GER
  • Pawel Korzniowski, POL
  • Velimir Stjepanovic, SRB
  • Liam Tancock, GBR
  • Cameron van der Burgh, RSA
  • Arkady Vyatchanin, SRB
  • Giulio Zorzi, RSA
  • Camille Lacourt, FRA
  • Giacomo Perez Dortona, FRA

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Alex

Andriy Govorov is from Ukraine.

neswimmer

what goggles is Cielo wearing in that picture?

bobo gigi

Sunny and warm weather.
Around 36° celsius/96° fahrenheit

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