The Italian contingent at the Trofeo Citta di Milano shined on their home turf, having several top three finishes. But many non-Italians also put in top notch performances in Milan. Most notable was Charlotte Bonnet, who brought home two gold medals for France.
The 23-year-old owned the women’s 200 freestyle, coming in at under two minutes to snag a first place finish. Bonnet’s winning time was 1:56.61. It was also her fastest time this year, a second less than her performance at February’s Golden Tour Nice. She now holds the seventh fastest time in the world in the women’s 200 free. Your text to link…
Bonnet, however, was not done at Milan. She also competed in the 50 free, taking first with a time of 25.26. That race proved a close affair as Bonnet just beat out two Italians, Erika Ferraioli, who logged a time of 25.64, and Nicoletta Ruberti, who claimed third with a time of 25.77.
Bonnet’s winning time was not her best of the season. She notched a 25.01 finish at the Nice competition.
Bonnet is a two-time Olympian. She competed in the 2012 London games at the age of 17, winning a bronze medal with the 800 free relay team. Bonnet then swam in the 2016 games in Rio, where she had an 8th place finish in the 200 free.