- 2020 ANTWERP DIAMOND RACE
- Saturday, March 7th & Sunday, March 8th
- Wezenberg Pool, Antwerp, Belgium
- 50m (LCM)
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24-year-old Arno Kamminga keeps lowering the bar big time when it comes to both his own personal best, as well as the Dutch national record, in the men’s 100m breaststroke.
While competing on day 1 heats of the 2020 Antwerp Diamond Race, the two-time 2019 European Short Course Champion fired off a huge 58.52 to easily take the top seed and further demonstrate he is not one to be counted out for a medal at this summer’s Olympics.
Heading into this Belgian meet, Kamminga held the Dutch standard with the super speedy 58.61 already posted this calendar year in January at the FINA Champions Series in Shenzhen.
For perspective, his personal best from November of last year stood at the 58.98 logged at that months’ FINA World Cup in Kazan, showing how far the man has come in just a couple of months’ time.
Splits for Kamminga’s race this morning in Antwerp versus his previous record are as follows, showing a drastic change in strategy for 2 times separated by less than a tenth:
Old Record 58.61: 28.07/30.54
New Record 58.52: 27.28/31.24
With his 58.52 scorcher, Kamminga bumps himself up from slot #6 to now become the world’s 5th fastest performer in history, with his final here yet to come.
|#1 – 56.88||Adam Peaty||GBR||7/21/2019||Gwangju|
|#2 – 58.29||Ilya Shymanovich||BLR||FFN Golden Tour||3/22/2019||Marseilles|
|#3 – 58.46||Cameron van der Burgh||RSA||2012 Olympic Games||7/28/2012||London|
|#4 – 58.46||James Wilby||GBR||7/22/2019||Gwangju|
|5# – 58.52||Arno Kamminga||NED||Antwerp Diamon Race||02/07/2020||Antwerp|
Kamminga’s outing also keeps him atop the world rankings throne for the season, positioned ahead of the likes of Great Britain’s Adam Peaty and Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich.