Kamminga, Milak, And Gonzalez Each Down Meet Records At Mare Nostrum Barcelona



In the course of the first finals session on the Barcelona cease of the 2021 Mare Nostrum Collection, three males down Mare Nostrum data. Arno Kamminga (200 breast), Kristof Milak (100 fly), and Hugo Gonzalez (100 again) every swam to victory of their respective occasions to grow to be the quickest males within the historical past of the meet.

The names signify three swimmers who’ve constructed the most important momentum towards the Tokyo Olympic Video games, with every having gone many greatest occasions over the past 12 months.

Kamminga delivered a strong 200 breaststroke efficiency by swimming a 2:07.23 to take out Anton Chupkov‘s earlier meet file of two:07.46. Chupkov set that file again in 2017. Kamminga’s time was a bit of bit off his lifetime and season-best of two:06.85 which he set in December 2020 on the Rotterdam Qualification Meet. Kamminga was additionally a bit quicker right here than he was on the latest 2021 European Championships when he hit a 2:07.35 for the silver medal. Kamminga has certified to race for the Netherlands on the Tokyo Olympics this summer season.

Kristof Milak additionally threw down a record-breaking swim within the males’s 100 butterfly, hitting a 50.95 to beat Chad le Clos‘ meet file of 51.56 from again in 2012. Le Clos was racing alongside Milak and took silver in a 52.24 whereas Daniel Zaitsev took bronze with a 53.05.

The swim for Milak is one other strong end result for him heading into the Olympic summer season and was a bit over his latest gold medal-winning swim of fifty.18 on the 2021 European Championships which was additionally a brand new meet file and Hungarian file. Milak will race the occasion for Hungary on the Tokyo Olympics and can amongst these seeking to defeat reigning world champion, Caeleb Dressel.

Within the males’s 100 backstroke, Hugo Gonzalez delivered a 53.08 100 backstroke for gold, to precisely match Ryosuke Irie‘s 2010 Mare Nostrum file. Gonzalez’s swim was a bit of slower than his PB which he swam on the latest 2021 European Championships. There he dipped underneath 53 to win silver in a 52.90. That swim for Gonzalez was additionally inside a second of Aschwin Wildeboer‘s 52.38 Spanish file within the occasion from 2009.

Different Notable Day 1 Swims

  • European file holder Kira Toussaint swam to victory within the ladies’s 50 backstroke with a 27.42, trailing her continental file of 27.10 from earlier this 12 months.
  • The ladies’s 100 breaststroke went to Yuliya Efimova who hit a 1:06.44, getting inside 0.20 seconds of her latest 1:06.24 on the 2021 European Championships.
  • Including to his 200 breast win, Arno Kamminga notched a 27.06 50 breaststroke win, a bit slower than his Dutch file of 26.80.
  • World file holder Katinka Hosszu gained the 200 IM with a 2:13.11, in comparison with her 2015 WR of two:06.12.
  • Brazil’s Bruno Fratus obtained to the wall first within the 50 freestyle with a 21.73, carefully adopted by the Netherlands’ Thom de Boer (21.89) and Jesse Places (22.12)


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