Ranomi Kromowidjojo her luck with her third gold medal at the world cup short-course in Chinese Hangzhou. The 28-year-old Groninger was Sunday after the 100 metres freestyle and 50 metres butterfly stroke also the best in the 50 metres freestyle.
“Hoppa! Pooh, it was a spicy day with the relay team in the 4×50 meters free battle. My own race was then pretty difficult,” said Kromowidjojo, who nevertheless, together with Femke Heemskerk, Kim Busch and Valerie the Roon the silver medal, in front of the NOS.
“On the other hand, everyone is tired on such last day. Everyone has a lot of races in the legs are. I’ve given everything. This is on character. I have a nice time out popped.”
Kromowidjojo was in the 50 meter free stroke is by far the strongest. She was already at the turning point to a big lead and continued with a time of 23,19 seconds eventually Heemskerk (second in 23,67) and the Brazilian Etiene Medeiros (third in 23,76) well before.
“I was quite nervous, but I actually always. I think I need to get myself ready for the big matches. These are good nerves. No anxiety or anything,” she to know.
“This is where I train. I train to win, not for other things. It is nice that me three times in a week to succeed. All in all it is a good week.”
“I think that it is very difficult for Sjöström’
Kromowidjojo had on this world cup does not suffer from Sarah Sjöström. The 25-year-old Swedish world champions chose to make the wereldtitelstrijd to her past, to let go, because they had some peace and quiet.
“At this time, baal I, of course, not that she was not there, haha. No, security you have never been, but I think that it is very difficult for Sarah to get me to beat,” said Kromowidjojo.
“It was a fun battle. I have just all the good times swum. Not times that I fourth was like the entire world was present.”
Kromowidjojo lays the coming period, the focus on the excellent tactical and technical skills, in order for the best to be able to prepare for the world cup next summer in Gwangju and the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo.
“Success in the short-course is no guarantee for success to the excellent tactical and technical skills. But first I’ll enjoy christmas and celebrate. Fine with the family sitting at home.