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Defending champion Puts misses final 50 meters at the world cup short-course

Jesse Puts already know for the final of the 50 metres freestyle at the world cup short-course in Hangzhou that he his status as world champion on the sprint lose. The Dutchman seized Friday in a swim-off with the Pole Pawel Juraszek, sip in addition to a place in the final.

The 24-year-old Bucket conquered two years ago at the world cup short-course in Windsor to everyone’s surprise, the world title on the sprintnummer. It proved to be an outlier, because Puts himself since then, only sporadic measure with the top of the world.

At the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Hangzhou klokte he in the semi-finals exactly the same time as Juraszek (21,12). A swim-off to determine who, as eighth to the finals would go. Juraszek tapped after 20,98 seconds, Puts klokte 21,08. Thus, he was faster than his winning time in the final of the world cup of 2016 (21,10). Puts has the Dutch record in the hands amounted to 21.05.

The sprinter was also a disappointment to cash in the 50 butterfly, where he stayed in the series. Puts put with 23,35 the 26th time. The 38-year-old Brazilian Nicholas Santos was the fastest, with 22,41. Santos has recently with 21,75 the world record on his name.

The Worth and Kromowidjojo semi-finalist 50 back

On the 50 back at the women placed Maaike de Waard and Ranomi Kromowidjojo, however, for the semi-finals. The Worth klokte 26,48, the fourth time. ‘Kromo’ had to 26,63 enough for twelfth place.

Kromowidjojo and Worth a swim later on Friday, not only the semi-finals of the 50 back, but they are both also at the start of the finals in the 50 butterfly. Kromowidjojo, who Thursday the world championship title picked up in the 100 free, is the favorite for the gold.

The world cup in Hangzhou on Tuesday started and will last until Sunday. The netherlands now stands at seven medals: one times gold, four times silver and two times bronze. Femke Heemskerk was with six medals involved, Kromowidjojo was five times on the stage.

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