Ndoye Brouard Unleashes 1:56.10 200 Back French Record

FFN GOLDEN TOUR – MARSEILLE

Yesterday, 20-year-old Yohann Ndoye Brouard of France put up the fastest 100m backstroke of his life, with his 52.97 rendering the swimmer as the 3rd swiftest man ever from his nation.

On day 2 of this FFN Golden Tour stop in Marseille, Brouard logged another career-quickest effort, this time in the men’s 200m backstroke. Touching in a monster time of 1:56.10, Brouard’s gold medal-worthy performance obliterated his previous PB of 1:57.56, a time he produced in December of last year.

After setting himself up for success with a casual swim of 2:02.13 to capture the 7th seed this morning, Brouard unleashed splits of 56.51/59.59 to enter an entirely new category of swimming. In doing so, his 1:56.10 outing checks in as a new French national record, surpassing the previous mark of 1:56.39 Benjamin Stasiulis etched onto the record books back in 2012.

Just like that, Brouard now ranks as the world’s 5th fastest swimmer this season, while also easily dipping under the 1:57.50 FINA ‘A’ cut needed for this summer’s Olympic Games.

2020-2021 LCM Men 200 Back

EvengyRUS
Rylov
04/08
1:53.23
2Mitch
Larkin
AUS1:54.3804/16
3Xu
Jiayu
CHN1:55.2609/27
4Luke
Greenbank
GBR1:55.3403/12
5Ryosuke
Irie
JPN1:55.5204/08
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Samuel Huntington
1 month ago

Great to see Brouard with a breakout meet. And at 20 years of age, he could make some noise this summer. Exciting for France.

AnEn
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
1 month ago

Not sure if he can make the 100 back final, but if he drops another second, he would almost be a lock to make the 200 back final.

Samuel Huntington
Reply to  AnEn
1 month ago

Definitely in play for both finals!

AnEn
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
1 month ago

Maybe, but certainly not a favorite to make either. In the 200 back he probably needs to drop more time and in the 100 back i would favor at least Rylov, Kolesnikov, Murphy, Casas, Xu, Larkin, Irie and Ceccon. Still very nice and very surprising turnaround for France. Both Brouard and Marchand could make two olympic finals and both of them might be medal contenders at their home olympics. The future of french swimming seems secured even after Manaudou/Metella/Bonnet/Gastaldello/Wattel. French swimmers could actually make more individual finals at the olympics than in 2016.

Khachaturian
1 month ago

Big drop, nice

AnEn
1 month ago

Brouard could make the final in Tokyo. He is less than a second slower than Greenbank and 3 years younger. It could be an interesting battle for the 8th spot in the final.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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