Spanish Open: Mireia Belmonte García sets Spanish record in the 200 free


At the Spanish Open National Championships in Malaga, yesterday evening, Mireia Belmonte García managed a 1:57.58 in the women’s 200 freestyle, besting Melanie Costa Schmid’s Spanish record of 1:57.83 from the Shanghai 2011 World Championships. Belmonte García also managed a near-national record in the women’s 200 IM, winning in 2:10.53, and won the 800 freestyle the day before in 8:25.55. Aschwin Wildeboer Faber won the men’s 100 back in 53.78, and the 50 back the day before in 24.91. Read more here and here on SwimmingWorld Magazine.


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