Stravius’s 48.8 In 100 Free Caps Final Day of Golden Tour – Nice


  • Dates: Friday, January 22 – Sunday, January 24, 2016
  • Prelims 9 am GMT+1 (3 am EST/12 am PST); finals 5 pm on Friday (11 am EST/8 am PST), 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday (10:30 am EST/7:30 am PST)
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Jeremy Stravius and Katinka Hosszu each had an impressive freestyle win to close out the third and final day of the Camille Muffat Golden Tour – Nice in France.

Stravius struck first in the day’s first A final, going 48.89 to pace the 100 free. That’s still a half-second off his season-best, but is also a tenth of a second faster than he went in racing Nathan Adrian last week in Austin, Texas. Stravius’s closest competitor in Nice was countryman Mehdy Metella, who went 49.37.

Metella, for his part, would go on to win the 100 fly later in the night, going 53.24 to top Germany’s Philip Heintz (53.56).

One event after Stravius won that 100 free, Hosszu took home the 200 free title on the women’s side. Hosszu was 1:56.31 to beat out France’s Charlotte Bonnet (1:57.73) by a solid margin.

Heintz had one of two wins for German swimmers on the day. His 1:59.87 blew out the 200 backstroke field by almost two seconds. Just a few events earlier, Marco Koch paced the 100 breast in 1:01.62, not a great time for Koch, but plenty enough to win by just about a second.

France’s Lara Grangeon had the most dominating win of the day, beating out the women’s 200 fly field by 2.8 seconds. Grangeon was 2:09.26, a time that checks in just inside the top 15 worldwide this season.

Also winning events for France: Fanny Deberghes in the women’s 200 breast (2:29.74), Anna Santamans in the women’s 50 free (25.02), Pauline Mahieu in the women’s 100 back (1:01.51) and Benjamin Stasiulis in the men’s 200 back (2:00.55).

Greece’s Dimitriou Dimitrios took home the men’s 400 free title at 3:53.51 to round out the day’s wins.

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