For Heemskerk, this is the first time she has taken a singles European title on the long track. At the European Championships in 2018 and 2014, she won the silver and in 2016 the bronze in the 100-meter freestyle. In relay numbers, she was already impressed at this European Championship by the sharp split times in her 100-meter races.
Heemskerk was in the middle of the first road, ahead of Czech Barbora Simanova and then convincingly held on to its margin. Wattel finished the race at 53.32 and Hopkin was a hundredth of a second faster than Kromowidjojo with 53.43.
Heemskerk has already won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2008 and 2016 European Championships, the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2009 and 2011 World Championships. She previously won singles titles only in the short track.
Silver Medal for Mixed Relay Team
The Dutch mixed relay team won the silver medal in the 4x100m freestyle. Hole swimmer Vimkei Heemskerk took second place with a time of 3.22.26, behind Great Britain.
After Stan Bijnberg and Jesse Potts, Ranome Kromovedjogo a lot of land. It made sure Heemskerk came third from the starting group. In the second part of the 100-meter race, the Heemskerk closed the gap with Italy and the British, but British swimmer Freya Anderson touched a little earlier at 3.22.07. The bronze went to Italy with a time of 3.22.64.
“I’m still on the podium today,” said Cromwedjogo, who clinched fourth place in the 100m freestyle earlier on Saturday, next to the medals. we. “I actually turned the button on for the semifinals of the 50m Butterfly and then had to do it a third time. It’s a little painful, but it was so close.”
Heemskerk approached gold and swam very quickly with a discrete time of 51.73. “I can fish and I love it,” she said. I was tired, but this gold medal also gives me a lot of energy. “
Dutch swimmers previously took a silver medal in this European 4 × 100 freestyle championship. The Netherlands also won the silver in the 4×100-meter mixed relay.
Kuristanji to play 100 meters free
Niels Kurastangi secured participation in the Olympic Games. The 22-year-old Gilderlander did it with a 100-meter butterfly stroke. With 51.83 seconds, the Kurastangi dived below the limit of the chain, which is 51.92. Last month in qualifying matches in Eindhoven, he remained above the limit with 51.93 hundredths of a second.
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“I had to fight for it,” said Kurastangi, whose demobilization was great. “The start, the first 50 meters, is easy for me. But the end of the race is what I trained hard for. I had to think about everyone behind me and what I did for it. I’m” over the moon “because I am now officially qualified for games, and the direction is great. Now the pressure is over, I did what I wanted to do. Now I can race with other men instead of myself. “
Kuristanji finished fifth in the non-Olympic 50m butterfly European Championship final on Friday. It came into play on Saturday evening in the semi-final of the 100 Butterfly Olympiad. Joeri Verlinden (ranked 35 out of 52.87) was eliminated in the series.
De Boer ranks second in the semi-finals 50 for free
Swimmer Thom de Boer qualified for the final in the 50m freestyle at the European Championships in Budapest. The 29-year-old was second, at 21.80. Only Greek Christian Jkolomiev was the fastest in the semi-finals with 21.60. Kenzo Simons was unsuccessful with 22.14. He finished fifth in the semi-finals.
Kamminga fifth at 50 meters chest
Arno Kamenga finished fifth in the 50 meters chest race. The gold medal went to Britain’s Adam Beatty, who extended his title by 26.21. Kamminga came to 27.13 and thus was also much slower than Belarusian Ilja Shymanovich and Italian Nicolo Martinenghi, who took silver and bronze medals.
Kaminga qualified at the 50th Non-Olympic School at the same time on 27.13, where he was sixth for the final. The breaststroke specialist from Katvik took the silver this week in the 100 and 200 m races, two numbers on the program at the Olympic Games.
50 butterfly women
Ranome Cromwedjogo and Mike de Ward qualified for the final of the 50m Butterfly. Half an hour after finishing fourth in the 100m freestyle, Kromovidjogo reached 25.71 and won that in the semi-finals. Mike de Ward came in third with a personal record of 25.81 in the other semi-finals. Fastest swam by French Mélanie Henique with 25.53.
Pilato’s world record
Benedetta Pilato improved the world record in 50m breaststroke to 29.30. The 16-year-old Italian was ten seconds faster than the 29.40 American Lily King who swam in Budapest in 1997.
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