Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club member and Bishop’s Stortford College student, Mehdi El Mansar, was in winning form recently at the Moroccan National Winter Championships held in the city of Meknes. Having won two Bronze medals at first weekend of the Swim England Hertfordshire County Championships, he flew to Morocco to defend multiple National titles in the 15-year age group.
It was a fabulous weekend for Mehdi who took Gold in all six events he entered, clearly outclassing the others in his age group in many events. While he clearly had best PBs in 4 of the 6 races he entered, he had to fight hard to win the fastest Free Swimmer of the Country title in the 400 free, with an incredible time of 4.11.90, and chased down the same opponent in the last 25m of a nail biting 200m Free to touch for joint first place! The full results were: 200m Back – Gold (2:13.88), 200m IM – Gold (2:17.82), 400m Free – Gold (4:11.90 PB), 200m Free – Joint Gold (1:59.18 PB), 200m Breast – Gold (2:31.49), 100m Back – Gold (1:01.47 PB).
Mehdi then returned to Bishop’s Stortford in fine form and this weekend was in action again at the County Championships, taking an individual Silver in the 400m Free (15 Yrs.) and a Bronze as part of the 10/15 Yrs. 200m Medley Relay Team. Congratulations on three amazing weekends!