Frenchmen Maxime Grousset and Charlotte Bonnet both won the silver medal in their respective event. The 23-year-old swimmer first climbed to 2nd place in the 50-meter butterfly final, before his 27-year-old compatriot distinguished himself in the 100-meter freestyle and climbed on the second step.
Two new medals for the French swimming team. Maxime Grousset and Charlotte Bonnet both distinguished themselves on Friday evening in Rome, for the European swimming championships. First, French swimmer Maxime Grousset won the silver medal in the 50-meter butterfly. At 23, he ranked second with a time of 22 sec 97, behind the Italian Thomas Ceccon, crowned European champion in 22.89, and ahead of the Portuguese Diogo Matos Ribeiro (23.07).
Grousset qualified for the 100m freestyle final
In the process, the French swimmer Charlotte Bonnet also won the silver medal in the 100 meter freestyle at the European Championships in Rome. The Dutch Marrit Steenbergen (53 sec 24) won her first individual European title, ahead of Bonnet (53.62) and the Briton Freya Anderson (53.63).
After his silver medal, the Frenchman Maxime Grousset disputed the second semi-final of the 100 meters freestyle, an event marked by a new European record for the Romanian David Popovici, double world champion (46 sec 98). The 23-year-old Frenchman also qualified for the final with the fifth fastest time in the semis (48.15), however far from his recognized mark at the Budapest Worlds, where he had won the silver medal (47.64), behind Popovici . The other Frenchman engaged in the semi, Hadrien Salvan, achieved the 10th time, failing at the gates of the final.