Louis Croenen puts up world’s #5 time in 200 fly to close Belgium Open

Louis Croenen won two events over the final two days of the Belgium Open, including a 200 fly in which he hit the 5th-fastest time in the world this year.

The 21-year-old Belgian star Croenen went 1:55.44, besting the field by a huge margin of 8 seconds. That time checks in at #5 in our World Rankings:

2014-2015 LCM Men 200 Fly

MichaelUSA
PHELPS
08/08
1.52.94
2Laszlo
CSEH
HUN1.53.4808/05
3Chad
LE CLOS
RSA1.53.6808/05
4Jan
SWITKOWSKI
POL1.54.1008/05
5Masato
SAKAI
JPN1.54.2408/05
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That was on Saturday, or day 2 of the Belgian meet. Croenen also won the 100 fly on day 3. That event saw him go 53.86 to beat Joeri Verlinden by two tenths.

Belgium’s Fanny Lecluyse won three events over the final two days, sweeping the breaststrokes and also taking the 200 IM.

Lecluyse was 1:07.81 in that 100, a time that will rank her just outside the top 25 in the world. She would come back later Saturday night to win the 200 IM in 2:15.22, and won the 200 breast on Sunday with a 2:26.83, beating the field by over five seconds.

Also doubling up on wins was Kimberly Buys, who swept the 50 and 100 freestyles. The 26-year-old Buys went 25.74 to take the 50 free Saturday, and then 55.66 for the 100 free title a day later.

Buys very nearly won three races, but Kristel Vourna denied her a title in the 100 fly. Vourna, a Greek swimmer who competes for the University of Alabama, touched out Buys for the 100 fly title with a 59.38 – Buys was 59.56.

You can find full results of the meet here.

Our day 1 recap is here.

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ERVINFORTHEWIN

Happy to see Belgium swimming getting better ! He is the one who came to Usa lately to compete in one of the Arena’s pro series .

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