Kromowidjojo, Jakabos Highlight Day 2 of Indian Ocean Champs

After winning twice on day 1, Dutch swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo won her signature 50 free on day 2 of the 2015 Indian Ocean Championships, and Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos added a win in one of the night’s best battles.

Kromowidjojo won races in fly and back on opening night, but got to take on the 50 short course meter free Tuesday, the event in which she tied her own world record earlier this month at Duel in the Pool. Kromowidjojo won the race in 23.76, four tenths off her world record, and topped countrywoman Femke Heemskerk (24.35).

Third in that race was Jakabos, who came up with her biggest swim earlier in the night. Jakabos topped the 200 fly by just four hundredths of a second, going 2:07.04 to beat the 2:07.08 put up by France’s Lara Grangeon.

Also notable was the 1:00.78 put up by 100 IM winner Simona Baumrtova. The Czech Republic swimmer beat out Kromowidjojo for that win by just a tenth of a second. Kromowidjojo was 1:00.88.

Also winning for the Czech Republic was Jan Sefl, who won the men’s 200 fly in 1:54.80. That blew out the field by almost 10 full seconds.

The women’s side of the meet was much more competitive at the top, with superstars like Kromowidjojo and Jakabos going head-to-head in various races. The men’s side was much more spread out – the other top swim came from Hungary’s Gabor Balog, who won the 100 back in 53.27 by a margin of 2.7 seconds.

A pair of open water stars took the 400 free titles. On the women’s side, World Champs 10K gold medalist Aurelie Muller won the 400 in 4:14.04, and for the men, 10K Worlds silver medalist Ferry Weertman took the 400 title in 3:46.85.

Full results available here.

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