Manaudou sets new World Textile Best 100 free at French Short-Course Championships Finals

Jared Anderson
by Jared Anderson 11

December 06th, 2013 News

Florent Manaudou set a new World Textile Best in prelims of the men’s 100 free at the French Short Course Championships, going the fastest time ever swum in the event without the now-banned polyurethane suits.

Manaudou went 45.04 in the short-course 100m free, blowing away the previous textile-best of 45.52 set by Russian Vlad Morozov last winter at the Short Course World Championships in Istanbul.

Even more amazingly, Manaudou is just a tenth off of the overall world record of 44.94 set by Amary Leveaux back in 2008 at the height of the high-tech bodysuit era.

The swim puts Manaudou atop the 2013 world rankings ahead of previous world leader James Magnussen of Australia, who had posted a time of 45.60 back in July. Manaudou will swim the 100 free again tonight at the final, where he’ll have a chance to make a charge at the world record while going after the French national title.

Read the recap of the entire day 2 prelims session here.

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Santana went 49.49 100 free LCM… right now..

After his improvement in 200 free, i was expecting a bit more.Something like 49.1.His coming home(26.07) wasnt so impressive like his 200free closing(26.83).


Maybe at open wirh a stronger field

Did you saw Ocampo 100free?A PB by 1.26!He will give Santana a good run in 50 free tomorrow…he made 22 flat in Corinthians 4x50free as second leg.His best(from his fourth place Junior Worlds) is 22.48.We are gonna see some fireworks tomorrow.I hope the weather dont change too much.

Sean S

It will be interesting to see what he can do in this event in long course by 2016.

bobo gigi

47.75 next year.

I will be bold:Below 47.50.The only problem is his 50 free may suffer a bit.

Philip Johnson

Eh, I’ll say maybe under 48, but he should stick his focus on the 50.

bobo gigi

Mr Anderson, it was the final.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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