Rising Frenchman Mewen Tomac Destroys Age Record With 24.88 50 Back


While competing day 1 of the 2020 Sette Colli, visiting French teenager Mewen Tomac put up a new National Age Record in the men’s 50m backstroke.

Beating the likes of Italian Simone Sabbioni, 18-year-old Tomac stopped the clock in a super speedy time of 24.88 to mark the Frenchman’s first-ever outing under 25 seconds.

Entering this meet, Tomac’s lifetime best and French Age Record stood at the 25.61 he produced in the prelims of the 2018 French Championships. As such, his time in Rome tonight overtook that previous outing by .28 seconds to stand atop the podium.

Tomac owns his nation’s French Age Records for 18-year-olds in this 50m back, as well as the 100m (54.17) and 200m (1:58.31) distances. He finished 4th in the 100m back at the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships but took bronze in the 200m back.

As originally reported:


Sette Colli Record – Michael Andrew (USA), 24.39 2019
Italian Record – Niccolo Bonacchi, 24.65 2014

18-year-old Mewen Tomac beat out seasoned swimmers to take the men’s 50m back final. He notched the only sub-25 second time of the field, hitting 24.88. That checks-in as a monster personal best, wiping out the 25.61 Tomac had posted in the prelims of the 2018 French Championships.

That prior clocking represented the French Age Record for 18-year-olds, but Tomac now re-wrote that with his head-turning 24.88 PB.

Italy’s national record holder in the 100m back, Simone Sabbioni, snagged silver in 25.13, while young Michele Lamberti rounded out the top 3 in 25.25. For 18-year-old Lamberti, his time here is a new PB by .28.

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2 years ago

Breaststroker away from a medley relay in Tokoyo…

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2 years ago

Busssiere is serviceable if he can get back to his best

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