Coach Wouda: ‘pull out All the stops for the medals at the world swimming CHAMPIONSHIPS’

National coach Marcel Wouda of the Netherlands swim team emphasizes that it is not to be taken for granted that there is this week for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, excellent tactical and technical skills in South Korea’s Gwangju and medals to be conquered. In the former he hopes to have a good idea of what the team there for a year before the Olympic Games in Tokyo – to is in relation to the competition.

Objectives for the medals, I have never seen. However, if we make the world cup pack, there are just a few of the Dutch swimmers in the top eight of you. This means that we will do all we can to add to the world CHAMPIONSHIP to finish on the podium,” says the 47-year-old Wouda in the interview with NUsport.

“It is very important to obtain the best performance of the season to put down. That’s the only thing that matters. We need to get ourselves focused, and not go to the competition to watch. It’s a good time to see where we are, and in the meantime, we will continue to look to move to each of the tenth, that we will be able to improve it.”

At the last world cup excellent tactical and technical skills, that is, two years ago, in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, which were held, went on the Netherlands, thanks in part to two individual slices of Ranomi Kromowidjojo (silver in 50 free and 50 butterfly), at four medals. The netherlands had, at the time, in addition to its share of the silver medal at the 4×100-meter free-mixed and bronze in the 4×100-meter free at the women.

It’s a 28-year-old Kromowidjojo was the ideal preparation for the world cup, as they showed in June, and after the first day of the French Open in the Light, do not fit for later in the week, with the Netherlands ‘ squad for Italy is to travel to the swimming match Sette Colli.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo won in december at the world cup short-course, three-times gold medal. (Photo: Pro-Shots)

“They were extremely careful with Kromowidjojo’

According to Wouda is a three-time world champion Kromowidjojo, nevertheless, are simply in a state of excellence in South Korea. “We are not with them to the train station just as a precaution. We’re just extremely careful. Ranomi the Seven Parcels in the Netherlands as a whole I course and has been fully restored. Everyone is doing well.”

In order to prepare for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in South Korea were the Dutch swimmers are virtually impossible in their own country. The team of Wouda swim, so to speak, races in France and in Italy and moved to the end of June at the Japanese Chiba, near Tokyo, for a training camp in preparation for a two week period.

“We’re going to be there next year for the Olympic Games, to go,” says Wouda. “It was good to get to know the culture and getting used to the time difference, and the other is climate change. There, we had a great time. We are in a strong position, so I’m curious as to what we can achieve in brazil.”

The world langebaanzwemmen to go on Sunday in Gwangju. The series will be in the Netherlands the night is finished, between 03.00 and 05.45 p.m. and the finals are at the beginning of the day on the program.

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