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Mireia Belmonte is without a podium at the French Open

 The Spanish Mireia Belmonte was at the doors of the podium in the three finals that swam Sunday at the French Open, after finishing in fourth place in the 400 free, 400 styles and 200 butterfly, the event in which was proclaimed Olympic champion Last summer at the Rio Games.
Just arrived from Sierra Nevada, where Belmonte will return to continueWorking in height until next July 15, the Spanish swimmerHe could not show his best version in Chartres, as witnessed by hisBrands.
In fact, Belmonte, who on Saturday did manage to reduce in two seconds-8: 27.33- your best course record in the 800 free, today could not improveNone of his starting times in the three finals he played inThe French quotation.
The swimmer of the UCAM Fuensanta signed in the 200 butterfly a "discrete"2: 09.49, more than two seconds more than the record that Mireia BelmonteAchieved last June 13 in Barcelona, ​​where he swam the double hectometerButterfly in a time of 2: 07.11.
A mark that prevented the Spanish fight for victory in aFinal in which the triumph was for the Australian Emma McKeon, who wasImposed with a time of 2: 07.49, his compatriot Brianna Throssell,Second with a mark of 2: 07.90, and South Korea's An Sehyeon, thirdWith a time of 2: 08.15.
Mireia Belmonte also failed to improve her best course recordsIn the 400 styles, test in which the Spanish was bronze in the GamesOf Rio, after swimming in Chartres in a time of 4: 42.04, seven secondsMore than the -4: 35.01- mark that the Spanish signed last AprilIn the championships of Spain disputed in Pontevedra.
Insufficient time to dispute Hungarian Katinka victoryHosszu, the current Olympic champion, who won the victory inThe French Open with a time of 4: 33.81, second best world recordof the year.
Less distant from her best record of the year was Mireia BelmonteIn the free 400, after achieving today in Chartres a time of 4: 09.23, almostFour seconds more than the -4: 05.76 time that the Catalan signedThree weeks in Barcelona.
Jessica Vall, after hanging up with the podiumA time of 31.78 the bronze medal in a final of the 50 breaststroke inWhich was imposed by the Russian Yuliya Efimova with a mark of 29.99 seconds.
Podio Vall, who participated in the French Open after concludingA preparation period in height in Font-Romeu, he could not repeat inThe 200 breaststroke, the test in which the Spanish was hung two years ago
The bronze in the Kazan World Cups (Russia).
Jessica Vall was relegated to fourth place in the final of theDouble hectometer breaststroke, after signing a time of 2: 25.02, more than one secondAnd half more than the best record of the Catalan course, which swamLess than a month ago in 2: 23.24 in Barcelona.
Things were better for Hugo Gonzalez, who hung up the medalSilver in the 200 styles, after signing a time of 2: 00.65 in a finalIn which the young Spanish swimmer, was only surpassed by the current oneRunner-up Olympic, Japan's Kosuke Hagino, who won the victoryWith a mark of 1: 57.38.


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