2019 SWIM CUP AMSTERDAM
- Friday, December 13th – Sunday, December 15th
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
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We reported how Spanish standout Hugo Gonzalez qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in the men’s 200m IM, but the 20-year-old wasn’t the only one to accomplish the feat on the final day of action at the 2019 Swim Cup Amsterdam.
Ron Polansky of Israel also scored an OLY-qualifying effort in the men’s 200m IM. He produced an outing of 1:59.45 to get under the FINA A cut of 1:59.67 in the men’s 200m IM final, earning silver.
2012 Olympic champion in the event Kromo first put up a fierce time of 24.42 in the morning to easily clear the 24.77 needed to include this event on her Tokyo agenda. The 29-year-old sealed the deal with her almost identical outing of 24.46 this evening that landed her atop the podium.
Heemskerk wasn’t too far behind, also clearing the Olympic standard with a silver medal-worthy result of 24.71. This makes a 2nd event for veteran Heemskerk, who already notched an Olympic qualifying time in the 100m free in last night’s action. The Dutch ace logged a winning 100m free mark of 53.23 to dip under the Tokyo threshold of 53.62, representing the only woman of last night’s final to do so. Kromo fell just short in 53.83.
Kromo doubled up on her 50m free victory with another gold in the 100m fly this evening. Stopping the clock in 59.36, Kromo led a trio of sub-minute swimmers, followed by Emilie Lovberg‘s (NOR) 59.38 and Maria Ugolkova‘s (SUI) 59.49. Lovberg’s time is a personal best, while Ugolkova’s was within .20 of her fastest result ever.
Equaling the Olympic qualifying standard in the men’s 100m fly was Isreali swimmer Tomer Frankel. The man touched the wall under the FINA A cut of 51.96, with his performance consisting of splits of 24.29/27.63.
Visiting British swimmer Elliott Clogg of the City of Sheffield posted a winning 200m back mark of 1:57.96. That checks in as a huge personal best for the 19-year-old English national teamer, crushing his previous PB of 1:59.83 from this year’s British Summer Championships.
Splitting 57.21/1:00.75, Clogg’s time now ranks the Sheffield swimmer as the 7th fastest British performer all time.
- South African Commonwealth Games champion Tatjana Schoenmaker took 50m breast gold in 31.21.
- The men’s 50m breast saw Arno Kamminga complete his sweep of the discipline, notching a winning mark of 27.01. He had already lowered his own Dutch national record in the heats with his wicked-fast 26.90.
- Africa Zamorano of Spain got it done for the men’s 200m back gold, clocking 2:11.76.
- Swiss swimmer Maria Ugolkova topped the women’s 200m IM field in a mark of 2:11.97. That cleared the Tokyo cut of 2:12.12 by .15.
- Israeli swimmer Meiron Cheruti took the men’s 50m free in 22.08.
- After a grueling 400m IM, 400m free and 200m fly schedule last night, Spaniard Mireia Belmonte finished off her Swim Cup Amsterdam with a gold in the 800m free in 8:37.84. Albert Escrits of the same nation won the men’s race in 7:56.49.