M50 ‘Fly: Florent Manaudou Takes Second Gold On The Way To ‘The One I Came For’

Florent Manaudou- by Patrick B. Kraemer

The only man under 23sec in semis, Florent Manaudou, of France, repeated the feat to claim the crown in 22.97, take his tally in two days to as many gold medals, and by 0.12sec keep at bay a man aiming to become the oldest world swimming champion in history; Santos silver, Cseh and Czerniak share bronze

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The only man under 23sec in semis, Florent Manaudou, of France, repeated the feat to claim the crown in 22.97, take his tally in two days to as many gold medals, and by 0.12sec keep at bay a man aiming to become the oldest world swimming champion in history; Santos silver, Cseh and Czerniak share bronze

Comments

Lennart van Haaften

Cseh has made a nice transition from the 400 IM gold in 2005 to a 50 fly medal today. And he has won an (individual) medal at 7 consecutive world championships now.

for33

I remember that in the past 2 or 3 years Mr. Manadou was also very impressive swimming the 50m breaststroke sprint. I imagine he won’t be competitive in that race compared with Mr. Peaty and Mr. van der Burg. But I wonder what would be his time in 100m breaststroke. Would he be better than Mr. D’Ortogna? I’m not sure that the latter has ever been under the minute. Perhaps Mr. Manadou could improve the chances of France in the 4x100m medley relay.

Lennart van Haaften

Manaudou is one of the best in the world in the 50 breaststroke short course, but I think that’s mostly because his explosive start and underwaters. The 100 long course or even 50 long course may be difficult for him, but I’d love to be wrong about that.

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