The first day of the tournament started in Rome.
The two French relaymen in the 4x200m freestyle have qualified for the final of the European Swimming Championships in Rome on Thursday 11 August. Led by Mewen Tomac, Wissam-Amazigh Yebba, Enzo Tesic and Roman Fuchs, Bruce set her second fastest time of the morning session with her 7:09.59, just behind the Italian swimmer. did. Océán Carnes, Giulia Rossi Benét, Marina Gyor and Lucille Tessariol also qualified for the final in their fifth time in the women’s relay (8:07:16). Another of his finalists on the night is Emilian Matenet in the 400m medley.
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In other races on the first day of competition, Charlotte Bonnett qualified for the semi-finals of the 100m freestyle with the fastest time in her heat. Bonetto won the race in her 53.92s and will be accompanied by Beryl Gastaldello (54.64s) in the semi-finals.
Grousset and Piron in the semi-finals of the 50m butterfly
Maxime Grousset also qualified for the semi-finals in the 50m butterfly thanks to her second fastest time of the heat in 23.20s. The Frenchman, who won his two-time medal at the World Championships in Budapest last June, was terrified in his starting block, but his time stood. “I was a little afraid that I moved on to the plot. We were waiting for the official result, which is good.I am eligible“, Grousset responded.”Somehow, I feel lonely all the time… But that’s okay.“He will play in the semi-finals alongside Thomas Pilon, who came last in 23.62 seconds.
Pauline Mahhu and Emma Terrebo also reached the semi-finals in the 200m backstroke, and Antoine Bichella also reached the semi-finals in the 100m breaststroke. Due to calendar disruptions due to the Covid pandemic, the European Swimming Championships in Rome from August 11-17 will come two months after the World Championships in Budapest. Blues in Hungary she won eight medals.