Lili Ibanez Wins 50 Free, 50 Fly at Mexican Nationals

Mexican Long Course Nationals

While not all of Mexico’s elites attended last week’s Mexican Long Course National Championships in Leon, the meet attracted attention with the presence of two-time Olympian Lili Ibanez. Besides her prestige as one of the country’s highest-profile swimmers, Ibanez is a Guanajuato native, and is making a homecoming.

Ibanez won 2 national titles, which brings her career national championship count up to 13 at meet’s end. She wound up disqualified in the 100 free for a procedural error (she says she didn’t follow the ‘new protocol’), but made up for it by winning the 50 free in 26.26 and later the 50 fly in 28.37 (with a 28.13 in the morning heat).

Ibanez is one of 11 swimmers who will represent Mexico at the World Championships in Budapest later this month.

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