Four French were in the running this Friday morning at the World Championships in Budapest. All four qualified. Marie Wattel, however ill, validated her ticket for the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle, while Yohann Ndoye Brouard and Mewen Tomac climbed into the semi-finals of the 50m backstroke. Damien Joly will compete in the 1500m final.

Very interesting morning once again for the French team in the Budapest basin during the World Swimming Championships. Four French were in the running during the series of the day and the four won their ticket for the rest of the competition. First of our representatives on the program, Marie Wattel, however ill (to the point of thinking of retiring just before the start of her series), qualified for the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle by completing her race in 25”34, the 16th time of these series. A result that inspired Mewen Tomac and Yohann Ndoye Brouard, who then competed in the 50m backstroke. Especially the first, who signed the 10th time of the morning, with a time of 25”01 achieved the day after his fifth place in the final of the 200m backstroke. He will therefore also compete in the semi-finals of the distance.

France skips the mixed 4x100m relay

His compatriot and teammate of the France team will also be present. However, he swam slower (25”16) than Tomac, in the lane next door. The 16th time of all series combined nevertheless allows Ndoye Brouard to also climb to the next round. The fourth in the 100m backstroke at the start of the week can nevertheless thank fate, without the withdrawal of a Japanese swimmer initially entered, he would indeed have had to compete in a jump-off against the Italian Michele Lamperti. Another qualifier for the morning on the tricolor side, Damien Joly has validated his ticket for the 1500 final, which will take place on Saturday. The Frenchman, credited with a time of 14’53”47, thought he had finished third. He finally had to settle for the 5th time in the series. No time, however, for the French 4x100m mixed relay. The Blues preferred to ignore it to preserve the chances of the tricolor swimmers competing in the individual events.