Selasa, 17 April 2012

Eindhoven Swim Cup: Ranomi Kromowidjojo Moves Into Top 10 All Time; Bastiaan Lijesen Posts World Leader - Race Footage Included -- April 14, 2012


EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, MAJALAH AKUATIK INDONESIA-April 14. RANOMI Kromowidjojo remained on fire at the Eindhoven Swim Cup being held this week in long course meter format in The Netherlands.

A day after clocking a textile best in the women's 100 free, Kromowidjojo raced to second in the world with a 24.14 in the women's 50 free semis. Only Fran Halsall has been faster this year with a 24.13 from British Trials. Kromowidjojo's personal-best time jumped her to ninth all time in the event. 

Marleen Veldhuis qualified second in 24.33 for third in the world this year, while Inge Dekker (24.57) and Sarah Sjostrom (24.63) qualified third and fourth in the splash-and-dash. Dekker has been faster with a fourth-ranked 24.42, while Sjostrom jumped to seventh with that swim. During prelims of the women's 200 free, Sjostrom clocked a 1:58.77, three seconds back of her second-ranked 1:55.23 from British Trials. She scratched the finale.

Sjostrom cruised to victory in the women's 100 fly with a 58.08. That swim was well short of her world-leading 56.79 from the British Trials last month. Martina Granstrom placed second in 59.07, while Danielle Villars took third in 1:00.37.

Bastiaan Lijesen clocked a world-leading time of 24.79 in the men's 50 back, clearing the 24.81 set by Camille Lacourt in France last month. Lijesen pushed himself to 16th in the all-time rankings with his swim. Guilherme Guido finished second in 24.94 for fourth in the world this year, while Nick Driebergen touched third in 25.25.

Joeri Verlinden claimed the men's 100 fly crown in 52.07 for fifth in the world rankings. Gabriel Mangabeira placed second in 52.97, while Henrique Martins took third in 53.74.

Bruno Fratus moved to 11th in the world this year in the men's 50 free with a 21.99 in prelims, then clocked a 22.00 during semis for the top seed. Stefan Nystrand (22.19) and Sergey Fesikov (22.31) took second and third in semifinal qualifying.

Sebastiaan Verschuren clipped Dion Dreesens, 1:47.38 to 1:47.61, for the men's 200 free title. Verschuren moved up to 12th in the world with the swim, while Dreesens earned 18th. Arjen van der Meulen wound up third in 1:50.50.

Wendy van den Zanden won the women's 200 free finale in 2:00.44, while Rieneke Terink placed second in 2:00.60. Andrea Kneppers earned third in 2:00.62 in what proved to be a close top three. Sebas van Lith posted a 4:23.66 to claim the men's 400 IM title. Simon Sjodin (4:24.21) and Davy Verreussel (4:27.86) rounded out the top three in the event. Maaike de Waard and Annemarie Worst tied for the women's 50 back title with matching 29.44s. Esmee Bos picked up third in 29.52.

In multi-class finals, Marlou van der Kulk won the women's 200 free S14 event in 2:11.83. She doubled up with a 1:10.88 to win the women's 100 fly S14 division, while Chantal Molenkamp posted a 1:14.32 to win the women's 100 fly S10 division.

Mike van den Zanden clocked a 58.94 to win the men's 100 fly S10 division. Meanwhile, Marc Evers touched in 1:01.30 to win the men's 100 fly S14 division. Thijs van den End earned the men's 100 fly S9 division win with a 1:10.91. (swimmingworldmagazine)

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