Kromowidjojo swims Dutch record for silver at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS

Kromowidjojo swims Dutch record for silver at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ranomi Kromowidjojo has Sunday, with a Dutch record silver captured the 50 metres freestyle at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Budapest. It was the fourth medal for the birth of Groningen in the Hungarian capital.

The gold was as expected for Sarah Sjöström. The 23-year-old Swedish swam Saturday already a world record (23,67) in the semi-finals of the 50 metres.

In the final battle was Sjöström slightly slower: 23,69. Kromowidjojo was in a handsome race to 23,85. The bronze was for the American Simone Manuel (23,97), who earlier this week gold picked up on the 100 meters free.

The 26-year-old Kromowidjojo swam not previously under 24 seconds. In 2012 she conquered in London olympic gold in the 24,05. That was until Sunday, also the Dutch record.


May was in the final of the 50 metres free in Budapest, the last race of Kromowidjojo. The triple olympic champion, swims after the world cup a few World Cups. Then they will, sometime in the autumn, to decide if they continue.

After the Games in Rio de Janeiro, where Kromowidjojo no medal won, I doubted they even though about her future. Then she decided at least a year beforehand. Now will Kromowidjojo with much better results in the recent past, a consideration can, because they may be satisfied with its harvest on the world cup.

Kromowidjojo started the tournament with bronze with the estafettezwemsters on the 4×100 meters free and also the mixed relay race there was silver on the 4×100 meters free. Individually handle them in the 100 meter free in addition to a medal (fourth), and then they have a surprising silver medal in the 50 metres butterfly, not oliympisch.

With silver and a Dutch record in the 50 metres free closed Kromowidjojo of the world CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday in beautiful way. Her total number of world CHAMPIONSHIP medals in the langebaanzwemmen now stands at sixteen.

See also:
Kromowidjojo proud of ‘great time’ and world cup-silver in 50 free

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