DUTCH NATIONAL TEAM TIME TRIAL
- Friday, April 30th & Saturday, May 1st
- Eindhoven, Netherlands
- LCM (50m)
Following up on his eye-popping performance of 57.90 in the men’s 100m breaststroke, Arno Kamminga lit it up in the 200m distance in Eindhoven.
Competing on day 2 of the national team time trial, the 25-year-old European short course champion fired off an impressive 2:07.71 200m breast. The man opened in 1:02.14 and closed in 1:05.57 to produce the 5th fastest time of his career.
Kamminga already owns the Dutch national record with the massive 2:06.85 he posted in Rotterdam last December, a mark which renders him as the 5th fastest performer of all time in the event. This time trial further produces a case for Kamminga to be in the medal conversation for both the 100m and 200m come Tokyo fewer than 100 days from now.
Also making waves in Eindhoven was Kira Toussaint, the national record holder in the 50m and 100m backstroke for the Netherlands. Toussaint touched in a time of 58.87 in the 100m back, produced via splits of 28.48/30.39. That result sits just outside the fastest time of her career, which is represented by the 58.65 she logged just last month. Her 58.65 PB ranks her #3 in the world this season.
Additional standout swims included Jesse Puts posting 22.14 to get the .05 edge over Thom de Boer‘s runner-up result of 22.19. The women’s 100m free saw Kim Busch take the top spot in 54.90 after having posted 54.81 in the morning.
Oympian Femke Heemskerk clocked a tmoe of 24.90 in the women’s 50m free. She’s already been as fast as 24.28 to rank 7th in the world this season.