Thom de Boer Lowers Own Dutch 50 Free National Record – 21.62

2021 MARE NOSTRUM TOUR – MONACO

  • Saturday, May 29th & Sunday, May 30th
  • Swimming Pool Prince Albert II
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results

The Mare Nostrum Tour stop in Monaco finished up today at Prince Albert II Swimming Pool, with a national record biting the dust before all was said and done.

Thom de Boer of the Netherlands topped the men’s 50m freestyle skins race in a final duel with Brazilian Bruno Fratus, firing off a new Dutch mark in the process.

Hitting the wall in a time of 21.62, de Boer’s effort sliced .12 off of his own previous national standard of 21.74, a time he produced last December at the Rotterdam Qualification Meet. For his part, Fratus touched .42 later in a final time of 22.04.

De Boer knocked off the likes of Florent Manaudou, Andrii Govorov and newly-minuted European Championships gold medalist Ari Pekka Liukkonen throughout the rounds of rapid-fire racing.

At the just-completed European Championships, de Boer placed 4th overall in a time of 21.80. Had he produced this same 21.62 effort, the 29-year-old would have wound up with the silver.

With tonight’s effort in Monaco, De Boer further cements himself as a bonafide Olympic competitor with this swim, ranking #3 in the world this season in this event with Tokyo on the horizon.

2020-2021 LCM Men 50 Free

2Vlad
Morozov
RUS21.4104/09
3Ben
Proud
GBR21.4204/17
4Michael
Andrew
USA21.4806/20
5Florent
Manaudou
FRA21.5307/31
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Rafael
3 months ago

Relay news
Greece went 3:45:58 on their mixed medley jumps to wildcard 3 and pushes switzerland out

Rafael
Reply to  Braden Keith
3 months ago

That was the men medley
The result I posted were of mixed medley

Rafael
3 months ago

Cristhou 53,24
Metersolias 1:00:34
Anna 57,08
Theodore 54,69

CRD
3 months ago

He is not #3 this season? 3 people on the list are faster, plus Liukkonen’s time from Euro’s isnt even on the list.

Retta
Reply to  CRD
3 months ago

Rankings change by the minute.

maybe?
3 months ago

Liukkonen’s time from euros isn’t on the top 2021 times list

NOT the frontman of Metallica
Reply to  maybe?
3 months ago

Thats what you get for not doing underwaters!

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