Swimming kicked off with competition records in the Mediterranean Games

Catalina Corró and Jessica Vall win the gold medal and break the record of the Mediterranean Games in 400 m medley and 200 m backstroke

category: Mediterranean Games

23 June 2018


The Mediterranean Ring pool in Campclar has hosted the start of the competition and the first finals of swimming. It has been the scene of the first records broken in this 18th edition of the Mediterranean Games.

The Spanish swimmers Catalina Corró and Jessica Vall have obtained the gold medal in 400 m medley and 200 m backstroke respectively. They have broken, at the same time, a record in this modality for the Mediterranean Games. Corro has obtained it with a time of 4:39:42, whereas Valls has done so with a time of 2:25:22.

Likewise, Italy’s Silvia Scalia and Elena di Lido have also set a record for 50 m backstroke and 100 m butterfly for the Mediterranean Games. Scalia has done so with a time of 28:33 and Di Lido with a time of 57:59.

Golden medal for Belmonte

Mireia Belmonte has made her debut in the Mediterranean Games in Tarragona with a silver medal in the 800 m freestyle modality. Belmonte could not beat the Italian competitor Simona Quadarella who won the gold medal with a time of 8:21.44, followed by the Spanish swimmer, 5 second later, with a time of 8:26.55. The Slovenia’s Tjasa Oder has completed the podium with a time of 8:28.91. The Spanish swimmer, Jimena Pérez, could not keep up with her colleagues and has finished fifth with 8:36.41.

In the 400 m medley Mireia Belmonte has finished in seventh place.

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