2022 MARE NOSTRUM TOUR
- Wednesday, May 25th & Thursday, May 26h
- Club Natació Sant Andreu, Barcelona
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Central
- Entries – Barcelona
Reported by Loretta Race.
MEN’S 200 IM – FINAL
- GOLD – Matt Sates (RSA), 1:58.31
- SILVER – Jeremy Desplanches (SUI), 2:00.30
- BRONZE – Alberto Razzetti (ITA), 2:00.41
With just one swimmer nabbing a time under 2:00 in this men’s 200m IM final, the results were a little on the lackluster side.
South African Matt Sates, who already did major damage on day 1 here by beating Olympic champion Dean in the 200m free, got it done for gold tonight in 1:58.31. That’s off the 1:57.43 he produced just days ago in Monaco, but the man also raced to a huge PB in the 400m IM in last night’s session for a tough 2 free/4IM double.
Swiss Olympic medalist Jeremy Desplanches went through the motions for 2:00.30, good enough for silver, while Italy’s national record holder Alberto Razzetti was only .11 behind in 2:00.41.