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Kromowidjojo surprised himself with a world CHAMPIONSHIP silver medal in 50 metres butterfly

Kromowidjojo surprised himself with a world CHAMPIONSHIP silver medal in 50 metres butterfly

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Ranomi Kromowidjojo put Saturday night to her own surprise, seized a silver medal in the 50 metres butterfly at the world swimming CHAMPIONSHIPS in hungary’s Budapest.

The 26-year-old Groningen had a personal best time (25.38 mm) only the all-powerful Swedish Sarah Sjöström for itself tolerate the non-olympic distance.

“This is supernice. A thick personal record and second of the world in a strong field”, enjoyed Kromowidjojo after her silver race for the camera of the NOS.

She admitted that her medal had not seen coming. “This I had at the beginning of the season not expected. Behind Sarah end is not a wrong outcome.”

Despite her surprising second place cherishes Kromowidjojo has no ambitions, for example, the 100-meter butterfly. “On a global level. I have this year, a bit more on the butterfly stroke trained. For now, it was in any case a beautiful race.”

Day 15 of the world swimming CHAMPIONSHIPS

The netherlands took silver in the mixed relay race.
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Ranomi Kromowidjojo swam handsome for silver in the 50 metres butterfly.
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Sarah Sjöström was by far the fastest.
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Egypt’s Farida Osman picked up bronze.
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Later in the evening, placed Kromowidjojo as fourth for the final of the 50 free.
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Sjöström swam that distance and passing, a world record.
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Mixed relay

Kromowidjojo won Saturday after her individual medal is also silver on the 4×100 meters free at the mixed relay race. Her second silver medal of the day in the relay race gave her satisfaction.

“Before we didn’t know or here medaillekandidaten would be, but in the final, anything can happen,” said Kromowidjojo. “Number one, two, and three of us went well. I thought: now I have to finish it. Nice, another silver.”

Ben Schwietert had to do it at the relay as the first record against the rapid American Dressel and also he kept a good feeling about. “Very impressive what he shows. It is very difficult to him to race. I had it with the coach discussed that I’m not crazy had to make. I enjoyed the race,” he said.

Also, Kyle Stolk and Femke Heemskerk held on behalf of the Dutch team then well. “We have done a fantastic job and were rewarded with silver,” said Stolk.

50 meters free

Kromowidjojo, the olympic champion in the 50 and 100 metres free of 2012, is Sunday still in action in the final of the 50 free. Despite the supremacy of Sjöström at that distance, she has confidence in the final battle.

“The gap with the rest is great, but nothing is certain. I have in any case a place and go fight,” said Kromowidjojo.

In total, conquered the Netherlands so far three medals at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Budapest. In addition to the silver of Kromowidjojo and the mixed estafetteploeg there was also a bronze for the estafettevrouwen on the 4×100 free.

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