6:47 p.m. : We are patient with the semi-finals of the 200m breaststroke with my new favorite athlete, the Dutchman Caspar Corbeau. The Frenchman Antoine Viquerat, another swimmer from Toulouse, did not pass the series.
6:45 p.m. : France 4 shows us Xavier Marchand’s race in the 200m medley at the 1998 Worlds. Léon’s dad, born 4 years later, won silver.
6:41 p.m .: Already two French medals, one silver and one bronze. And the best is perhaps yet to come with Léon Marchand in the 200m medley…
6:36 p.m .: “Already in half, we were all tight”, smiles the Frenchwoman in front of the cameras of France 4. The American Berkoff grid Pigrée of a hundredth, but behind the Frenchwoman, it was also very hot.
6:34 p.m. : It was the Canadian Kylie Masse who won the 50m backstroke in 27’31.
6:33 p.m .: Bronze for the 20-year-old Guyanese! Splendid. A second French medal in a few minutes!!!
6:31 p.m .: Now it’s time for Amalia Pigrée in the 50m backstroke. Good medal luck too!
6:28 p.m .: On France 4, Grousset claims to be “really happy to be vice-world champion”. “In the race, I felt that I was going to do in the 3, maybe I was going to beat Popovici but I cracked at the end. “The very last meters in fact.
6:26 p.m .: GROUSSET 2ND!!! But it was played at 6 hundredths with the favorite Popovici, who won in 47”58. The 23-year-old New Caledonian long seemed able to win this 100m, which would have been a first for a Frenchman in a world championship…
6:25 p.m .: Grousset 3rd in the 50m!!!
6:24 p.m. : Big pressure at the start. I smell it from Paris.
6:22 p.m.: PLACE FOR THE MEN’S 100M FINAL. Maxime Grousset has a good chance of a medal, even if the very young Romanian David Popovici (17) is the favorite.
6:19 p.m .: Wattel qualified for the 100m final, with the 8th time in the half. In the second half, Mollie O’Callaghan crushed the competition in 52”84.
6:17 p.m. : Wattel should go through to the final but she tells this brave Nelson: “I don’t have the level to get the medal. Severe but not false.
6:16 p.m.: Marie Wattel, 4th, Charlotte Bonnet, 8th and last.
6:13 p.m. : The two French are in the same half, in this case the one who will leave immediately.
6:11 p.m. : We continue with the semi-finals of the 100m freestyle, still for the ladies. We will of course follow Charlotte Bonnet and Marie Wattel.
6:09 p.m .: The reaction of the little Canadian > “I am in shock. so happy to have succeeded in this, it’s a magical moment, with all this public. I can not believe it.”
6:07 p.m .: The title for the Canadian McIntosh! Barely 15 years old, and already world champion. Nothing to say, she was in the lead from start to finish.
6:04 p.m. : For now, we will follow the women’s 200m butterfly final. No French.
6:02 p.m. : The first highlight for us will be in 20 minutes, with the final of the 100m freestyle in Grousset. The great Léon will arrive a little later.
6:00 p.m.: YOOO the company! Good or good ? We meet again for another beautiful evening of swimming in Budapest. Maxime Grousset, Léon Marchand, we have plenty to do today.
But before that, it was Maxime Grousset who jumped into the water for the 100m final, followed by Analia Pigrée in the 50m backstroke. The New Caledonian and the Guyanese, respectively second and third in the half times, can also dream of a podium.
>> See you here shortly before 6 p.m. Exceptionally, shorts will be accepted.