Valentine Dumont Lowers Her Personal Belgian Document in 200 Free (1:57.18) at Sette Colli

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Using a barely totally different race technique, Valentine Dumont lowered her personal Belgian nationwide report within the 200-meter freestyle with a 1:57.18 on the 2023 Sette Colli Trophy on Friday in Rome, Italy.

As a substitute of rocketing out to a blazing begin, the 22-year-old conserved her power and break up this race pretty evenly. Dumont went out almost a second slower on the halfway level in comparison with her earlier normal of 1:57.91 from March’s Spanish Open Championships earlier than flying house about 1.5 seconds quicker. Finally, she reached the wall in fourth place, dropping .73 seconds off her lifetime finest.

SPLIT COMPARISON:

DUMONT, 2023 SETTE COLLI TROPHY DUMONT, 2023 SPANISH OPEN DUMONT, 2021 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
50m 27.87 27.59 27.78
100m 57.50 (29.63) 56.74 (29.15) 57.40 (29.62)
150m 1:27.47 (29.97) 1:27.15 (30.41) 1:27.88 (30.48)
200m 1:57.18 (29.71) 1:57.91 (30.76) 1:57.98 (30.10)

WOMEN’S 200 FREE – FINAL

  • World Document – 1:52.98, Federica Pellegrini (ITA) 2009
  • European Document – 1:52.98, Federica Pellegrini (ITA) 2009
  • Sette Colli Document – 1:54.55, Federica Pellegrini (ITA) 2016
  • World Aquatics ‘A’ – 1:58.66

High 8:

  1. Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 1:54.77
  2. Freya Colbert (GBR) – 1:56.59
  3. Marrit Steenbergen – NED) – 1:56.68
  4. Valentine Dumont (BEL) – 1:57.18
  5. Lucy Hope (GBR) – 1:57.76
  6. Ajna Kesely (HUN) – 1:58.70
  7. Abbie Wooden (GBR) – 1:58.70
  8. Freya Anderson (GBR) – 1:59.14

Along with her new finest time, Dumont moved up from 63rd to thirty ninth within the international rankings this 12 months. Ultimately 12 months’s World Championships, she positioned seventeenth within the heats of the 200 free, simply barely lacking the semifinals by .02 seconds.

It’s Dumont’s third Belgian report of 2023 after additionally taking down the 400 free mark with a 4:08.81 at Could’s Mare Nostrum Tour cease in Barcelona, which marked her first finest time within the occasion for the reason that 2020 Sette Colli Trophy. She’ll have a shot at reducing that normal as nicely on Sunday evening.

Dumont was a 2022 European Championship finalist within the 400 free, the place she positioned seventh. She has additionally competed in two seasons of the Worldwide Swimming League, breaking a Belgian report within the SCM 400 free in 2021 as a part of the Aqua Centurions.



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