2021 MANCHESTER INT’L SWIM MEET
- Friday, February 12th – Sunday, February 14th
- Manchester, England, UK
- LCM (50m)
- Live Results
- Live Stream
The Manchester International Swim Meet continued today, with only elite athlete being allowed to compete amid national lockdowns due to the pandemic situation in England.
Adam Peaty followed his 58.82 last night with a 26.75 tonight in the 50 breast, over a full second ahead of second-place finisher James Wilby (27.79). With that swim, Peaty jumps up to #2 in the world this season, just off of Italian Nicolo Martinenghi‘s 26.56 from the Italian Nationals in December.
After a big ISL season, Abbie Wood continues to get stronger in long course. The 22-year-old won the 200 free today in a lifetime best 1:57.96, edging 20-year-old Freya Anderson (1:58.00). It’s a huge best for Wood, who had an old best of 1:59.66 from February 2020.
James Guy had a strong 200 fly tonight, winning it in 1:56.34 off of a quick 53.89 first 100. He moves to #9 in the world this season, just .02 behind Japan’s Daiya Seto.
In the women’s 50 fly, French record-holder Marie Wattel won by a half-second, dropping a 25.51 ahead of Swedish sprinter Louise Hansson (26.05). Wattel was just a single hundredth off of her best, a 25.50 from the 2019 World Championships, a great February swim.
Thomas Dean led teenagers Matthew Richards and Jacob Whittle in the 100 free, all three breaking 50 seconds. Dean was 49.65 tonight, edging 19-year-old Richards (49.84) and 17-year-old Whittle (49.97). This morning, Whittle dropped a lifetime best 49.60.
Molly Renshaw followed up her British record-matching 200 breast last night (2:22.08) with a win in the 100 breast tonight. She was 1:07.38, with Sarah Vasey (1:07.76) and Imogen Clark (1:07.83) also getting under 1:08.
- Greek national Andreas Vazaios edged Joe Litchfield in the 200 IM, 2:01.54 to 2:01.63.
- 20-year-old Lily Booker destroyed her old best in the 400 IM, going 4:44.73 to take over five seconds off and breaking 4:50 for the first time.
- Jonathon Adam, 19, won the men’s 50 back in 26.30.
- Veteran Georgia Davies won the 100 back, going 1:01.96 to edge 18-year-old Honey Osrin (1:02.18).