Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Championnats de France
First night of finals from French Nationals. Results can be found here.
Coralie Balmy won the 400m Free in a quick time of 4:06.87. Rebecca Adlington and Bronte Barratt lead the world this year on 4:05.50. Camille Muffat took second in 4:08.26.
Camille Lacourt couldn't replicate his blazing 53.35 from this morning heats but still qualifies fastest for the final in a time of 53.83. Lacourt just missed out on Jeremy Stravius' french record of 53.16 which he will surely be gunning for tomorrow night.
Fred Bousquet continued his impressive 2010 with the fastest time in the 50m Fly semis. Bousquet's time of 23.58 is just of Geoff Huegill's world's leading time of 2010, 23/46.
Sebastien Rouault took victory in the 400m Free in a hotly contested final. Rouault won in a time of 3:48.57, just pipping Tunisia's Ahmed Mathlouthi (4:48.68) with Yannick Agnel third in 3:49.83. Rouault and Mathlouthi move into third and fourth in the world this year respectively. Agnel was arguably favourite for this event given his early season form and will look to rebound in the 200m Free.