Lidon Munoz Becomes First Spanish Woman Sub-25 In 50 Free


Lidon Munoz became the first Spanish woman ever under 25 seconds in the LCM 50 freestyle and did so on home soil, placing third at the Mare Nostrum Tour stop in Barcelona in a time of 24.91.

Munoz held the previous record at 25.06, a swim done last June in Tarragona, Spain at the Circuit Català de Trofeus.

She also currently owns the National Record in the long course 100 free (54.48), along with the short course 50 free (24.27) and 100 IM (1:00.69).

Reigning Olympic champion Pernille Blume of Denmark won the gold in a time of 24.36, with Russian Record holder Maria Kameneva the silver medalist in 24.75. Munoz’s 24.91 edged out Anna Hopkin (24.99) of Great Britain and Michelle Coleman (25.03) of Sweden in a tight race for bronze.

Munoz now moves into a tie for 25th in the world this season with both Hopkin and German Jessica Felsner.

Most recently on the international stage, the now 23-year-old placed 10th in the 50 free and ninth in the 100 free at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, and then placed 16th in the 50, 18th in the 100, and 14th in the 100 IM at the Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou.

On Sunday Munoz will compete in the 50 back and 100 free, where she comes in ranked 17th and 8th respectively.

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WV Swammer
2 years ago

Any relation to former world record holder Rafael Muñoz?

Reply to  WV Swammer
2 years ago

None. Muñoz is a very common surname in Spain.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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