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At the conclusion of the 2019 French Elite Nationals, the French Federation announced the names of 3 women and 8 men who will for the French selection for Gwangju.
Lors de la dernière session des Championnats de France Elite à Rennes, le nageur du Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille Mehdy Metella a foudroyé la piscine en finale du 100 mètres papillon avec un temps de 50.85 : nouveau Record de France.
Marseille’s Mehdy Metella lowered his own French National Record by .19 and became the only sub-51 flyer in the world so far this season with 50.85.
As the French wrap up their Elite Nationals, Jeremy Stravius, Marie Wattel, and Mehdy Metella are among the athletes already qualified for the 2019 World Championships team.
Marie Wattel led the way this morning, coming in just under her seed time of 26.16 with a 26.07.
Fantine Lesaffre, the top seed in tonight’s 400 IM final, already qualified for Gwangju with her performance at 2018 European Championships.
France also qualified their first relay for Worlds with these swims this morning.
Programme du 4e jour à Rennes.
Mehdy Metella is top seed in the 100 free on Day 4 of 2019 French Elite Nationals.
Day 3 finals from the 2019 French Elite National Championships in Rennes.
Jérémy Stravius swam 24.65 in prelims of the 50 back on Thursday to satisfy the first half of the FFN’s criteria for making the 2019 World Championships team.
Jérémy Stravius qualified for the World Championships with his swim this morning, clocking a 24.65.
Jeudi matin nous aurons les séries du 50 brasse messieurs, du 50 brasse dames, du 50 dos messieurs, du 200 nage libre dames, et du 200 papillon messieurs.
Jérémy Stravius is the top seed in the men’s 50 back on Day 3 of the 2019 French Elite Nationals.