Swimming: Bonnet and Marchand go to the final

Swimming: Bonnet and Marchand go to the final

The French Charlotte Bonnet and Léon Marchand qualified Monday for the finals of the 200m freestyle and the 200m butterfly in Budapest, during the world swimming championships.

Léon Marchand, world champion in the 400m medley on Saturday, achieved the 4th time in the half (1 min 54.32), beating the French record held by Franck Esposito (1 min 54.62) since 1971.

The Hungarian Kristof Milak recorded the best time (1 min 52.39).

At 20, the Toulousain will try to win the second world title of his young career on Tuesday.

No worries either for Charlotte Bonnet, qualified a little earlier for the 200m freestyle final.

The 27-year-old swimmer came 4th in the semi-finals with a time of 1 min 56 sec 54/100.

It was the Briton Freya Anderson who won the best time (1 min 56.05).