Gregorio Paltrinieri aims to reclaim the European title in the men’s 1500 freestyle after winning three straight gold medals from 2012 to 2016.
This morning’s prelims session features heats of the men’s 50 free, women’s 200 fly, men’s 100 back, women’s 50 breast, men’s 200 IM, and mixed 4×200 relay.
Zhang Yufei, Regan Smith, and Hali Flickinger are all returning to the pool this summer after landing on the 200 butterfly podium at Tokyo 2020.
National record holder Alexis Santos will have a shot at improving upon his 12th place finish in the men’s 200 IM at the Rio 2016 Games.
Canet will host the second of three stops on the Mare Nostrum tour, after a field of the world’s top swimmers passed through Monte Carlo last week.
World Record holder Sarah Sjostrom swam her first 100 free since injuring her elbow, posting a 54.90 in prelims this morning.
Catch up on action from day 1 in Portugal, including a 3-way battle in the men’s 1500 free that resulted in the top 3 finishers touching within a fingernail.
José Machado, the national technical director of swimming in Portugal, says that his goal is 3 top 16 finishes in Tokyo: one more than the country had in 2016.
Catalina Corró finalizó 7ª en la final de 400m estilos, prueba ganada por Katinka Hosszu. Esta mañana se ha quedado cerca de la final de 200m mariposa.
The 2018 Mediterranean Games wrapped up with a historic men’s 50m freestyle, another gold by Mireia Belmonte and a dominant victory by Gregorio Paltrinieri.
Portuguese Olympian Tamila Holub took the gold in the women’s 1500 freestyle in a winning time of 16:35.08…