Noè Ponti failed 6 hundredths from a place in the final of the 200m butterfly. The 20-year-old Ticino clocked the 10th time in the semi-finals, in 1’55”37.
Fifth over the distance at the European Championships in May, Noè Ponti remained 0”32 from his Swiss record which allowed him to take 5th place in the series on Monday evening. He did not manage to repeat this performance, nevertheless confirming his place of 5th best European.
Maria Ugolkova failed in exactly the same way as Noè Ponti, for 6 hundredths. The disappointment is great for Maria Ugolkova who, at 32, will probably no longer have the opportunity to shine on the Olympic stage. The 2018 European bronze medalist swam in 2’10”65 on Tuesday morning, 0”61 from her Swiss record which allowed her to take 5th place in the heats.