Arno Kamminga Scratches 200 Breaststroke Semi-Final due to Illness

2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

For a second day in a row, a swimmer was originally on the starting list for finals but a revised sheet has revealed a swimmer has scratched. Today Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands has scratched the men’s 200 breaststroke semifinal. SwimSwam has been informed it is due to “illness”.

Update: SwimSwam has been informed that Kamminga is out of the rest of the meet.

Revised Start List 

Kamminga competed in the heats of the 200 breaststroke finishing 10th with a time of 2:10.33. He was out in a 1:02.84 at the 100 mark and came back in a 1:07.49.

Kamminga won silver in the men’s 100 breaststroke earlier in the meet swimming a time of 58.62 in finals.

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, he won silver in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. In Tokyo, he swam a time of 2:07.01 to finish for silver. He holds a best time of 2:06.85 from December 2020.

With Kamminga’s scratch, 17th place finisher Amro Al-Wir of Jordan has moved into lane 8 of the first semi-final. Al-Wir swam a time of 2:11.99 this morning.

The 100 breaststroke was Kamminga’s last individual event of the meet. The men’s 4×100 medley relay is scheduled for Saturday, the last day of the meet.

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Verram
10 days ago

Everyone is dropping like flies .. wow

MA's final 50
11 days ago

interesting how when Kamminga scratches, there’s no comment about him being afraid of losing. but when Dressel scratches, people assume its because of Milak or Popovici, rather than his medical issue

Last edited 11 days ago by MA's final 50
Personal Best
Reply to  MA's final 50
10 days ago

You realise this started much earlier, in like May or something when Titmus said she isn’t competing at WCs and plenty of posters in swimswam said that’s because she is afraid to race against the Americans. And said the same about Chalmers, and then McKeown.

And then it snowballed and became either a tired joke, or a really weird pervasive element here.

Troyy
Reply to  MA's final 50
10 days ago

Kamminga was never been the favourite.

Cate
11 days ago

Take care of yourself, Arno.

Greg
11 days ago

Another “non-covid” illness. Weird

Gen D
Reply to  Greg
11 days ago

the thing is, wearing masks for covid also protected against all the other viruses and illnesses. no more masks = more of every kind of illness…

mcswammerstein
Reply to  Gen D
11 days ago

We are seeing so called seasonal illnesses pop up at unusual times lately from the last 2 years. Wonder if there is something going around the pool deck

Cate
Reply to  Greg
11 days ago

Not really. People DO get sick, especially if they’re on the road.

Jackman
11 days ago

Arno? No
Amro? Yes

Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
11 days ago

This is an all timer, people were saying before the meet if Peaty was here Kamminga would beat him then he goes and loses the 100 and scratches his best event, I’m crying, Prince Peaty OBE reigns supreme

Troyy
Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
10 days ago

The 100 is his best event. He’s #2 all time in the 100 and #6 all time in the 200.

Fobby Binke
Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
10 days ago

200 is not Kamminga best event.

LAUGHS IN ZAC STUBBLETY COOK.

Facts
11 days ago

A stubbled toe? Jk hope he gets better

mahaney
Reply to  Facts
11 days ago

he just feels cooked

bubo
11 days ago

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