18-year-old Yannick Agnel demolished the French record in 400 freestyle, at the Championnat de France today, swimming 3:43.85 where his French record from the European Championships where he beat Biedermann last summer was 3:46.17. Rouault followed him up until the last 100, from when Agnel took more than 3 seconds out of him, winning silver with the time of 3:47.42. Danish swimmer Mads GlÃ¦sner was third with 3:51.88.
In the women’s 800 freestyle, Danish European champion Lotte Friis won gold with 8:24.52, not so far off her 8:23.27 European championships winning time from Budapest last summer. And in the 200 breaststroke, also Danish European bronze winner Rikke MÃ¸ller Pedersen won gold with 1:07.52, compared to a 1:07.36 in Budapest 2010.