Toussaint misses final 100-meter backstroke at world CHAMPIONSHIPS

Toussaint misses final 100-meter backstroke at world CHAMPIONSHIPS

Kira Toussaint is on Monday failed to qualify for the final of the 100 metres backstroke at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Budapest. The 23-year-old (ended in her heat in the semi-finals as the last.

Toussaint was with her time of 1.00,76, moreover, is not faster than in the series. Then she set with 1.00,52 the fourteenth time. Now she was sixteen.

The swimmer, who trains in the United States, will be available later this tournament is still in action in the 50-meter backstroke. Are the series on Wednesday, swim.

Toussaint makes her debut on the world cup excellent tactical and technical skills. At the world cup short-course, she was already eleventh, and twelfth in the 100-meter backstroke. At the 50 metres she was when ninth.

Last year at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she came no further than the eighteenth spot on the 100


Halfway through the race was Toussaint still in a promising position, but then the light went slowly out, she acknowledged. “That first 50 metres for me is so easy. It feels like that does not cost energy,” she said to the NOS.

“I had a good turning point, and then came a big man with a big hammer and it was survive to the wall.”

The daughter of olympic champion Jolanda de Rover is now focusing on the 50-meter backstroke. “That is for me the main number on this world championship.”


Katinka Hosszu has for its own audience her world title at the 200 metres individual medley with a lot of power plays in a row continued. Sarah Sjöström handle Monday for the fourth time the world title in the 100 meter butterfly.

Adam Peaty and Benjamin Proud ensured British success on the world cup. World record holder Peaty was the fastest in the 100 metres breaststroke. Proud to come second in the 50 metres butterfly stroke first.

The Dutch Arno Kamminga (breaststroke) and Mathys Goosen (butterfly) were eliminated in the semi-finals.

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