Kromowidjojo wins 50 butterfly, Sjöstrom swims world record 200 free

Kromowidjojo wins 50 butterfly, Sjöstrom swims world record 200 free

Ranomi Kromowidjojo has Saturday in world cup short-course in Eindhoven gold in the wait dragged on the 50 metres butterfly. The Swedish Sarah Sjöström, improved the world record on the 200 meters free battle.

In the final of the 50 metres butterfly remained Kromowidjojo the favourite Sjöström with one hundredth of a second. ‘Kromo’ took 24,54 a Dutch record.

Inge Dekker was since 2014 holder of the national record. When she swam in Dubai 24,59.

In the Pieter van den Hoogenband swim stadium ended Josien Wijkhuijs as the sixth, Elinore de Jong was seventh.

World record

Sjöstrom improved her own world record in the 200 meters free battle. The Swedish tapped in 1.50,43 and was three tenths faster than three years ago in Doha.

The Italian Federica Pellegrini was second in 1.51,63, for number three, Femke Heemskerk (1.52,24).

On the 4×50 m freestyle mixed conquered the Dutch team gold. Jesse Puts, Thom de Boer, Femke Heemskerk and Kromowidjojo swam to a time of 1.28,90, sufficient to Australia, and Austria.

Ferry Weertman, just last month, world champion on the 10 km open water, picked up in Eindhoven, the bronze in the 1500 metres freestyle.

With his time (14.15,27) he finished in tens of seconds behind the Norwegian Henrik Christiansen and the Italian Gabriele Detti, that gold and silver winners. However, it was more than enough to his countryman Maarten Brzoskowski. That was fourth in 15.08,88.


The Spanish Mireia Belmonte, improved the world record in the 400 meter individual medley. In the final she swam to 4.18,94, thick half a second faster than the 2015 omnibus record of its Hungarian competitor Katinka Hosszu (4.19,46).

The 26-year-old won the gold, well ahead of Hosszu (4.25,18), and the American Ella Eastin (4.26,06).

Belmonte is the reigning olympic champion in the 200 m individual medley (excellent tactical and technical skills). In the 400 meter individual medley, she came in Rio no further than the bronze, while Hosszu for the gold in the awards.

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