2016 Mare Nostrum Tour – Monaco
- June 4th-5th, 2016
- Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Prelims: 9 am local (3 am EST) Finals: 5 pm local (11 am EST)
- Competition Schedule
- Live Results
Women’s 400 IM
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu started off her campaign of nine events, but winning the women’s 400 IM in a time of 4:34.14. Hosszu sits atop of the world rankings having swum a 4:29.89 at the Golden Tour in March. This was her seventh fastest time of the 2015-16 season.
Jordis Steinegger of Austria was second recording a time of 4:49.50 followed by Lisa Pou of France who hit the wall in a time of 5:01.68.
Men’s 200 Breaststroke
Marco Koch won the men’s 200 breaststroke with ease taking the event in a time of 2:09.45. Koch, who has the world’s top ranked time of 2:07.69, finished over two seconds ahead of South African Jarred Crous who finished in a time of 2:11.67.
Feilian Mao of China finished third in a time of 2:12.91.
Women’s 100 Breaststroke
Canadian Kierra Smith won the women’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:08.94. She finished just ahead of Jinq-En Phee who set a new Malaysian record hitting the wall in a time of 1:09.18. Phee broke the record of 1:09.82 set by Siow Yi Ting in 2009.
Spaniard Marina Garcia finished third in a time of 1:09.47.
Men’s 100 Freestyle
Russian Andrey Grechin took the men’s 100 freestyle in a time of 49.03. The race for second was a close one between Steffen Deibler of Germany of and Clement Mignon of France. Deibler touched in a time of 49.15 followed by Mignon who hit the wall in a time of 49.17.
Paul Biedermann of Germany finished just outside of the medals posting a time of 49.55.
Women’s 200 Freestyle
Charlotte Bonnet of France led the women’s 200 freestyle from start to finish winning the event in a time of 1:56.75. Bonnet’s time was just off her season’s best of 1:56.32, which currently ranks 11th in the world.
Although Bonnet was out front for the entire event her largest lead over Katinka Hosszu was 25 one-hundredths of a second.
- Bonnet – 27.53/56.84/1:27.23/1:56.75
- Hosszu – 27.61/57.09/1:27.38/1:56.83
Hosszu finished second in a time of 1:56.83. Natthanan Junkrajang of Thailand finished third in a time of 2:01.28.
Men’s 200 Butterfly
South African Chad le Clos took the men’s 200 butterfly in a tight race with Hungarian Tamas Kenderesi. le Clos won the event in a time of 1:54.80 followed by Kenderesi who touched in a time of 1:55.11. The time was a season’s best for le Clos, who had posted a 1:55.04 in April.
That improvement was still not enough to move the South African up from fifth in the world rankings as Kenderesi sits in the fourth place position having posted a 1:54.79 in May.
Russian Evegeny Koptelov finished third in a time of 1:57.88.
Women’s 100 Butterfly
Svetlana Chimrova of Russian took the women’s 100 butterfly in a time of 58.33. She was followed by Hungarian Lilianna Szilagyi who posted a 58.80 and Marie Wattel of France who finished in a time of 58.87.
Men’s 100 Backstroke
German Jan Philip Glania won the men’s 100 backstroke in a time of 54.07. Glania, who missed the finals at the 2015 World Championships, beat World Championship silver medalist Camille Lacourt of France who hit the wall in a time of 54.78. Both men were well off their season’s bests.
Glania has been a 53.61 while Lacourt has been a 52.97.
Australian Ben Treffers finished third in a time of 55.40.
Women’s 200 Backstroke
Katinka Hosszu took her second event of the evening winning the women’s 200 backstroke in a time of 2:09.58. Hosszu’s time is well off her season’s best of 2:07.01 which sits fourth in the world rankings. Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe finished second in a time of 2:10.97 while Egio Osk Gustafsdottir of Iceland finished third in a time of 2:13.80.
Men’s 200 IM
German Philip Heintz won the men’s 200 IM in a time of 2:00.56. He was followed by Jeremy Desplanches of Switzerland who hit the wall in a time of 2:01.73 and Marcin Cieslak of Poland who finished in a time of 2:02.73.