2020 ANTWERP DIAMOND RACE
- Saturday, March 7th & Sunday, March 8th
- Wezenberg Pool, Antwerp, Belgium
- 50m (LCM)
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Just as 24-year-old Arno Kamminga dropped his newly-minted lifetime best and Dutch national record in the 100m breast between yesterday’s prelims and finals, the man accomplished the same feat here on day 2 of the Antwerp Diamond Race in the 200m breast.
After firing off the fastest time of his career with a monster 2:07.54 this morning, the two-time 2019 European Short Course Champion busted out a time of 2:07.18 to easily take 200m breast gold in Belgium.
Entering this meet, Kamminga held the Dutch national record with his 2:07.96 last October at the FINA World Cup stop in Budapest. That means the Dutchman found a way to hack .78 off of his best-ever performance to bring himself closer to the 2:07 threshold than ever before.
Splits for his 2 performances today include the following:
Old Record of 2:07.54 – 1:01.46/1:06.08
New Record of 2:07.18 – 1:01.58/1:05.60
And, just like that, Kamminga rockets himself up from slot #19 to slot #6 among all-time top 200m breast performers worldwide, all-time, tying Japan’s Yashuhiro Koseki.
|#1 – 2:06.12||Anton Chupkov||RUS||7/26/2019||Gwangju|
|#2 – 2:06.67||Ippei Watanabe||JPN||10th Tokyo Swimming Championships||1/27/2017||Tokyo|
|#2 – 2:06.67||Matthew Wilson||AUS||7/25/2019||Gwangju|
|#4 – 2:07.01||Akihiro Yamaguchi||JPN||67th Japan National Sports Festival – Swimming Com||9/15/2012||Gifu|
|#5 – 2:07.17||Josh Prenot||USA||2016 Olympic Trials||6/30/2016||Omaha|
|#6 – 2:07.18||Yasuhiro Koseki & Arno Kamminga||JPN/NED||2020 Antwerp Diamond Challenge||4/13/2017 & 03/08/2020||Aichi/Antwerp|
Kamminga now takes over the season’s world rankings throne as well, overtaking Aussie Zac Stubblety-Cook‘s 2:07.28 from December.