Charlotte Bonnet and Jeremy Desplanches in the spotlight of the meeting of the city of Melun in France
10th National Meeting of the City of Melun
- May 13-15, 2022
- LCM (50 meters)
The town of Melun, about an hour from Paris, last weekend hosted its 10th annual national swimming meet.
Highlighting the female side of the competition was Charlotte Bonnet. Bonnet won the 200 free in 1:59.56 and the 200 IM in 2:14.89. Her 200m freestyle was slightly behind what she had done at the French Championships in early April, winning there in 1:56.47.
Bonnet represented France at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. There she finished 13th in the 200 freestyle (1:57.35) and 15th in the 100 freestyle (54.10). Bonnet also represented France at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and is highlighted by a bronze medal in the 4×200m freestyle relay.
Also highlighting the encounter was Cyrielle Duhamel. Duhamel was second to Bonnet in the 200 IM touching in 2:16.05. It was about her time from the French Championships preliminaries as she went there in 2:16.01 before swimming in 2:14.19 to win the event in the final. She swam the event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to finish 11th in 2:10.84.
Duhamel had victories last weekend in the 50 freestyle (26.59), 100 breaststroke (1:11.02), 100 butterfly (1:01.75) and 200 backstroke (2:20, 32).
Melora Trumpet also picked up several wins during the encounter. The teenager won the 100m freestyle (57.09), 50m backstroke (29.76) and 100m backstroke (1:04.60). She also finished second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:06.73.
teenage companion Luna Letocart was dominant in the distance events. Letocart won the 400 freestyle in 4:32.51 and the 1500 in 17:55.41.
Laura Barreau had wins in the 50 (33.05) and 200 (2:36.19) breaststroke. Both were slightly behind what she did at the French Championships where she swam times of 32.78 and 2:31.17, respectively, in the final.
Other winners of the women’s event include:
- 800 free: Margaux Hocquard, 9:24.09
- 50m butterfly: Lily Avrard, 28.57
- 200m butterfly: Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh, 2:20.85
- 400 IM: Melanie Lenoir, 5:05.81
Highlighting the male portion of the competition was Enzo Tesic. Tesic won the 100 freestyle in 50.09 and the 200 freestyle in 1:49.69. His 200 freestyle was right next to what he did in early April at the French Championships. There he finished third in 1:48.02. He did not participate in the 100m freestyle.
Switzerland Jeremy Desplanches also highlighted the encounter. He won the 200 individual medley in 2:03.57 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:16.17. His 200 IM time was slightly lower than his French Championships time as he won there in 1:59.12. Desplanches won a bronze medal in the 200m individual medley in 1:56.17 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Also winning several events was Kaper Pastula. Pastula won the 50 backstroke in 26.54 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.81. Both were right next to what he swam at the French Championships in April.
Clement Henry nearly swept the butterfly events winning both the 100m in 55.14 and the 200m in 2:06.35. He did not compete in the 200m butterfly at the French Championships, but he finished seventh in the 100m butterfly with a 54.65. Jean-Marc Delices won the 50 butterfly in 24.48.
Other winners from the men’s event include:
- 50m freestyle: Alexandre Chalendar, 23.55
- 400 free: Florian Brignon, 4:07.82
- 800 free: Lounis Khendriche, 8:40.50
- 1500 free: Mohammed Hani Alzaki, 17:51.36
- 100m backstroke: Matheo Celeste, 59.01
- 200m backstroke: Eliot Rakotongramanga, 2:09.36
- 400 IM: Sofaine Archour Talet, 4:38.95