2018 MARE NOSTRUM TOUR, BARCELONA
- June 13th-14th
- Barcelona, Spain
- Club Natacío Sant Andreu
- Meet Central
- Entry List
- Live Results
Russian butterflier Svetlana Chimrova breezed by the field in the 200 fly at the 2018 Mare Nostrum stop in Barcelona, clocking a new best time and Russian record of 2:07.50.
- 28.60 / 32.61 / 32.67 / 33.62
Chimrova was out in 1:01, then held strong to finish well ahead of the field in Barcelona. She handed a sizeable defeat to two prominent Hungarian butterfliers, as Liliana Szilagyi settled for silver in 2:09.68 and Zsuzsanna Jakabos wound up third in 2:09.83.
Chimrova, back in April, posted a 2:07.54 at the 2018 Russian National Championships to shave off some time from the previous mark of 2:07.67 from 2017’s Monte Carlo stop of the Mare Nostrum Tour. Now, she’s gone four hundredths faster to leave the mark at 2:07.50 with the 2018 European Championships yet to come.
As she did before, the 22-year-old holds all three butterfly Russian records in long course. She’s been 25.92 in the 50 fly, 57.17 in the 100 fly, and now 2:07.50 in the 200 fly.
Chimrova currently ranks 7th in the world this year with her swim. She also swam a 57.53 in the 100 fly to place 2nd behind Japan’s Rikako Ikee.