2020 RESTART MEETING LOCARNO (SUI)
- Saturday, September 12th
- Locarno, Switzerland
- LCM (50m)
In her first meet back in the water since the death of her legendary coaching father Gennadi Touretski, 25-year-old Sasha Touretski took part in Swiss Swimming’s ‘Restart Meeting’ over the weekend.
Contesting the women’s 100m free, the 2016 Olympian posted a time of 57.35 to easily beat the field in Locarno.
Her father, famed coach of Russia’s 4-time Olympic gold medalist Alexander Popov, died last month after having suffered a stroke.
Lobanovszkij had earlier taken the men’s 50m free in a time of 22.18, while Ponti had already snagged 50m back silver in 27.11 behind winner Benjamin Pfeiffer‘s 26.73. Pfeiffer doubled up with a 57.62 victory in the 100m back as well.
Lobanovszkij owns the Hungarian national record in the short course version of the 50m free, carrying a lifetime best of 20.68 from the Hungarian National Championships last December. His long course PB rests at the 21.79 put up in March of last year.