Willmott Wins Twice At Hortillons National Trophy In France

An English- and French-heavy crowd competed at the Hortillons National Trophy in Amiens France, with British swimmer Aimee Wilmott leading with a pair of wins.

Full results

Willmott doubled up on the first full day of action, Saturday, January 21. Friday’s events featured only heats of distance swimming, with full programs Saturday and Sunday including prelims and finals. There were no earth-shattering times, but for two of Europe’s better swimming nations, the meet had a few solid swims for the beginning of international long course season.

On Saturday, Willmott went 2:32.77 to win the 200 breaststroke, beating France’s Camille Mallet by almost three seconds. Just a few events later, she won the 200 freestyle in 2:04.56, narrowly touching out British teammate Eleanor Baldwin (2:04.75).

A few more multi-event winners:

  • Great Britain’s John Britton was 2:10.84 to win the 200 IM and 4:38.67 to take the 400 IM.
  • Anna Hopkin won the 100 free (56.29) and 50 free (25.66) for Great Britain.
  • France’s Charles Rihoux won a double for the home nation, going 5.233 in the 100 free and 23.85 in the 50 free.
  • Yaron Gerber doubled up in the 200 breast (2:19.33) and 100 breast (1:05.06).
  • In the distance races, France’s Lisa Noge picked up two wins, taking the 800 free in 9:06.62 and the 1500 in 17:34.22.

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