World champion Puts thinks that he is not fast enough for medal

World champion Puts thinks that he is not fast enough for medal

Jesse Puts begins Friday as the reigning world champion short-course on the series of the 50 meter free at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS excellent tactical and technical skills in Budapest. Still want the 22-year-old Utrechter, look no further than a possible finalist.

“I don’t know whether I my mode, am obliged to make the final, but it is my goal,” says Puts.

“And in a final can happen, but for a medal I still need a step. Then I need another three tenths faster swimming. I am still not to the best of the best, but that is my ambition. The title of world short-course is the first step.”

The gold CUP race of Pit in the Canadian Windsor is now more than a half year ago. He stuntte there in 21,81 the Dutch record from Pieter van den Hoogenband from the books to swim and the world title to grab.

“I took aim as though at a medal. But that I have a world champions like Vladimir Morozov could beat, I had not thought of. Everything turned out well.”

100 metres

At the langebaanzwemmen that, in contrast to the short-course olympic is, Puts on the rankings this year with a time of 21,95 on the thirteenth place. “On the short-course have I to gain from my strong turning point and the underwater swimming. I miss that on the excellent tactical and technical skills. But, even if langebaanzemmer the last few years getting better and better.”

Moreover, the 50 meters is the only distance that Puts in Budapest into action. In the long term, he wants the shortest sprint distance, however, will combine with the 100 meter free, the most publicized showdown in the swim.

“I want to first of all at the absolute top on the 50 meters to hear before I make the 100 metres there suit. I am afraid that if I’m now on two distances establishes, both a just-not-story. Then I end, for example, two times ninth, and that is why I do not. I want to be at the top.”

Except for the series are Friday the semi-finals of the 50 metres on the program in Budapest. The final is on Saturday.

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