Alisée Pisane took advantage of the 1500m freestyle series at the European Long Course Swimming Championships on Sunday morning in Rome to beat her first senior Belgian record. The 19-year-old from Waremm smashed her personal best and set the time of 16:26.20. Third in the 2nd series, she managed the 6th time of the 22 swimmers present and will contest the final on Monday evening (7:29 p.m.) in the Italian capital.
Pisane erases from the national tablets Eva Bonnet’s 16:29.28 which was set in Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary on July 8, 2016. Her previous personal best was 16:34.90, since May 29 this year in Samorin, Slovakia.
Lucie Hanquet achieved the 13th fastest time of the morning in 16:48.41. The 18-year-old Arlonaise was ranked 7th in the 3rd and last series but remained quite far from her personal best performance which dates back to April 24 in Antwerp in 16: 42.59.
On Thursday, the two swimmers broke their personal best in the 800m freestyle series. Alisée Pisane (8: 44.88) and Lucie Hanquet (8: 48.44) were ranked 12th and 16th respectively.