Tarragona: Gkolomeev, Sahnoune & Khalafalla All Drop 50 Free Monsters


XVIII MEDITERRANEAN GAMES TARRAGONA 2018

The top 3 men racing in the 50m freestyle in Tarragon tonight all clocked new national records en route to landing on the Mediterranean Games podium.

Former Alabama student-athlete, Kristian Gkolomeev of Greece, scored his 2nd gold of these Championships, winning the men’s splash n’ dash. After posting a solid 22.37 to claim the 3rd seed out of the morning, the 24-year-old fired off a monster 21.66 to take the title tonight by .30 ahead of the runner-up.

For Gkolomeev, his 21.66 outing tonight shaves .03 off of his own personal best and former national record of 21.69 registered at last year’s World Championships.

We already reported how Algeria’s Oussama Sahnoune threw down a massive personal best of 48.00 to win the 100m free and notch a new national and championships record on night 2. The 25-year-old was back at it tonight, firing off another big swim to earn silver in the 50m sprint, clocking 21.96 to mark his first time under the 22-second barrier.

Sahnoune’s previous personal best sat at the 22.22 clocked in his training country of France last year.

Rounding out the top 3 was Egypt’s Ali Khalafalla, a former Indiana University athlete. Entering tonight’s competition, Khalafalla’s 50m free personal best was represented by the 22.22 thrown down at the 2017 Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara. The Olympian tore that time to shreds with an big-time 21.97 to capture the bronze and establish a new Egyptian national record.

All 3 men now slide into the world rankings, with Gkolomeev checking in with the 4th fastest time this season, Sahnoune with the 13th and Khalafalla tied with 3 other elite athletes for 15th.

2 Bruno
FRATUS
BRA 21.35 04/21
3 Vlad
MOROZOV
RUS 21.47 04/25
4 Kristian
GKOLOMEEV
GRE 21.66 06/25
5 Andrea
VERGANI
ITA 21.70 04/10
6 Michael
ANDREW
USA 21.73 05/18
7 Bradley
TANDY
RSA 21.78 04/09
8 Pedro Henrique
SILVA SPAJARI
BRA 21.82 04/21
9 Jesse
PUTS
NED 21.85 04/13
10 Katsumi
NAKAMURA
JPN 21.87 02/11
10 Cameron
McEVOY
AUS 21.87 03/03
12 Ari-pekka
LIUKKONEN
FIN 21.88 04/13
13 Oussama
SAHNOUNE
ALG 21.96 06/25
14 Ali
KHALAFALLA
EGY 21.97 06/25
14 Nathan
ADRIAN
USA 21.97 05/18

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