Kromowidjojo as the seventh to the finals on the 100 meters free battle

Kromowidjojo as the seventh to the finals on the 100 meters free battle

Ranomi Kromowidjojo has on Thursday placed for the final of the 100 metres freestyle at the world swimming CHAMPIONSHIPS in Budapest. Arno Kamminga saved not in the semi-final battle of the 200 metres breaststroke.

Kromowidjojo touched in her semi-final in 53,09 seconds and ended with that as the fourth in its series. Thus, she was seventh in total. The 26-year-old Groninger was with her time faster than in the series, when she aantikte in 53,45.

The Swedish Sarah Sjöström was the fastest in the semi-final battle. The topfavoriete tapped in 52,44. They sharpness, Sunday is still the world record to 51,71.

Kromowidjojo know that a gold medal last Friday in the final not in it. “There is one favorite and that is an understatement”, she said to the NOS. “But behind it is the close to each other, hopefully I am in the final one of them.”

The olympic champion of 2012 in the 100 meter gave not all in the semi-finals. “A 52’there must be inside. I think I know what it can be louder.”

Kromowidjojo was the only Dutch in the semi-finals. Maud van der meer did earlier, just not to places. They ended up in the series on the shared sixteenth place, but lost after the swim-off of Andrea Murez from Israel.


Kamminga saved it despite a personal record. The 21-year-old swimmer went for the first time in his career under the 2.10: 2.09,94.

That time was not enough for a place in the final on Friday. Kamminga finished eighth in his heat and had more than a second harder for a place in the final.

Kamminga had as a fifteenth placed for the semi final battle. He was then swiftly launched, but crashed in the last fifty metres substantial. In the semifinal, he started to be calmer and that tactic yielded him a handsome personal best.

“Very nice”, responded Kamminga in the NIS. “I had been following the series, a different format and m’n get some more finished. I think there is still more in it.”


Caeleb Dressel took the title in the 100 meter freestyle at the men. The 20-year-old American won with force majeure. He tapped in after 47,17 seconds, well ahead of his compatriot Nathan Adrian (47,87) and the Frenchman Mehdy Metella, who the bronze medal with a time of 47,89.

Chase Kalisz took the American show in the 200 metres individual medley. The 23-year-old swimmer, sped to the gold. With a time of 1.55,56 he continued, the Japanese Kosuke Hagino (1.56,01) and the Chinese Shun Wang (1.56,28).

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