It’s 100 million days in Chartres. At the Queen’s distance, no swimmer has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics (July 23 – August 8). In qualifying, Maxime Grousset was the fastest at 47’99. This is only the second time in his career that the 22-year-old from Amiens has fallen below 48”. “I relaxed a bit at the end but since I was at my pace it didn’t slow me down much. The goal this morning was to swim fast and take some sights, Grost explained. Michelle (Chretien, his coach) He told me I could do 100m a day. I was very relaxed, a bit nervous but immediately in the water I let myself slip and did what I know how to do. “
Florent Manaudou, who secured a place in the 4x100m relay, was at the start of the series. 30-year-old Marseille focused on 50m wanted to have a mark on the 100m. He set the second fastest time of 48.58 and chose not to swim in the final. “I was really good up to 80m and after that I didn’t have the youth and training, I can’t finish that but it’s good. In the Olympic relay it would be different, The already qualified swimmer in Tokyo guarantees 50m. I haven’t done much of 100m since I came back (3)I did one in Luxembourg last year at 48”6. 48 “5, that’s fine, I absolutely am.”
They are fifteen swimmers who achieved the B record time (50’03) to claim Olympic qualification on Friday night in the final. Only the first two would be able to swim in the 100 meters at the Games if they hit 48” below 57. Mehdi Mitila swam 48”78, Charles Rehawks, 48”93 and Julien Birol, 49”05.
The French record in the 50 meters is held by Analia Bjerry
For his part, Antoine Fickert achieved the Standard B in the 200m breaststroke series and can still strive for an Olympic qualification. The 22-year-old from Toulouse swam at 2’13” 69 and would have to go under 2’10” 35 tonight to go to Tokyo.
In the 50m backstroke, 19-year-old non-Olympic Analia Bigeri was fastest at 27’81 and broke the French record of five hundred by Beryl Gastaldello. “It’s a surprise because I always have a little trouble getting up and going into the race in the morning. It’s huge to break Beryl’s record. She beat me in the 100m backstroke, the race in which I hope to qualify for the Paris 2024 Games. This time, I went to the 25th percentile. But in three years, I hope it will be fine.”, said Guyani, who trains at Font-Romeu. In the men’s 50m backstroke, Jeremy Stravius was the fastest with a time of 25.34m.