Kenzo Simons Cracks New Dutch Junior Record In 50 Free


Prelims Highlights

Another Dutch Junior Record bit the dust at the Swim Cup – Eindhoven, this time courtesy of Kenzo Simons. While competing on the final day of the meet, Simons fired off a new personal best 50m freestyle time of 22.33 to notch his new junior mark and come in with the 3rd seed for tonight’s final.

For perspective, 18-year-old Simons’ time wipes out the 23.18 he produced at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires last October that rendered him 13th.

The old Dutch Junior Record stood at the 23.26 Nyls Korstanje clocked back in 2015.

Leading the pack is Thom De Boer in 22.21, but he’s joined by Jesse Putswho also clocked 22.21. NC State freshman standout Korstanje is in the mix as the 4th seed in 22.73, while visiting Italian swimmer Santo Condorelli will also be fighting for gold as the 6th seed in 22.83.

The women’s 50m free saw on-fire Femke Heemskerk produce the quickest time of the morning in 24.86, while Ranomi Kromowidjojo sits just .10 behind in 24.96.

Joeri Verlinden hit 52.66 in the men’s 100m fly to snag the only sub-53 second seed of the morning, while Lisa Hopink was the top seed of the women’s edition of the 100m fly, taking lane 4 in 58.96.

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1 year ago

So he dropped from 23.2 to 22.3 in something like 6 months?! Ooooookay 🙂
Also, it says his PB was 23.18 but the old junior mark was 23.26?

1 year ago

no his pb was 22.71 .set at yog buenos aires

Reply to  jerrol
1 year ago

notcat yog but at helsinki european youth champ,ships july 2018

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