Korstanje Busts Out 51.65 100 Fly Dutch Record At Eindhoven Time Trials

DUTCH NATIONAL TEAM TIME TRIAL

  • Friday, April 30th
  • Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results

After yesterday’s history-making 100m breaststroke performance by Arno Kamminga, these Dutch National Team Time Trials saw another national record go down, courtesy of Nyls Korstanje.

Korstanje, a member of the NC State Wolfpack NCAA squad, took down the 100m butterfly Dutch standard, stopping the clock in a quick 51.65. That result blasted away the 22-year-old’s previous personal best of 51.93 from just weeks ago, but it also surpassed the longstanding Dutch standard of 51.75 Joeri Verlinden put on the books in 2012.

Korstanje opened today’s race in 23.75 and brought it home in 27.90 to register the fastest outing of his career. Although this new record checks in as an Olympic-qualifying time, dipping under the Dutch selection standard of 51.92, this is a non-qualifying competition.

However, the fact that the man got well under 52-seconds with his 51.65 bodes very well for his chances of hitting a Tokyo-worthy mark at next month’s European Championships. If he is able to replicate the same caliber of performance there in Budapest, Korstanje can join the likes of Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Kira Toussaint on the Dutch Olympic roster.

In the meantime, Korstanje will settle for checking in as the 15th fastest swimmer in the world this year and the 10th fastest European in this 1fly event.

A full recap of the additional swims logged in Eindhoven will follow.

2020-2021 LCM Men 100 Fly

2Kristof
Milak
HUN49.6807/31
3Matthew
Temple
AUS50.4506/17
4Noe
Ponti
SUI50.7407/31
5Michael
Andrew
USA50.8005/14
6Mehdy
Metella
FRA50.8706/20
7Andrei
Minakov
RUS50.8807/31
8Jakub
Majerski
POL50.9207/31
9Josif
Miladinov
BUL50.9305/23
10James
Guy
GBR50.9606/18
11Takeshi
Kawamoto
JPN51.0004/09
12Naoki
Mizunuma
JPN51.0304/09
13Luis
Martinez
GUA51.0907/27
14Tom
Shields
USA51.1906/19
15Shaine
Casas
USA51.2206/25
16Federico
Burdisso
ITA51.3905/23
17Joshua
Liendo
CAN51.4006/19
17Mikhail
Vekovishchev
RUS51.4004/09
19Szebasztian
Szabo
HUN51.4505/23
20Katsuo
Matsumoto
JPN51.4702/07
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Jack
4 months ago

Suddenly the Mixed Medley of Toussaint, Kamminga, Korstanje and Heemskerk is looking like a possible medal threat. Usa, Russia, GB and China still look to be favourites but there isn’t much weakness in that dutch team.

ZanBai
Reply to  Jack
4 months ago

Australia…

maybe?
Reply to  ZanBai
4 months ago

Australia don’t have a good men’s side

Admin
Reply to  maybe?
4 months ago

Yeah I think the “ace cards” are going to drive a lot of medals in these medley relays. It’s clear that the Americans and Chinese are the favorites, but GB with peaty and Australia with Campbell can put themselves into a podium position with those advantages versus the field.

Can’t forget that China broke the World Record in October. With Zhang splitting 55-lows, they’ve got an ace card too.

I think Canada is a really good relay too, and if they ‘hit’ can be better than they were at Worlds. Macneil didn’t have a great relay split in the final (56.74) relative to her individual. I think they should consider Thormeyer-Funk-MacNeil-Ruck/Oleksiak. I know that Masse is a gold medal contender… Read more »

Ghost
Reply to  Braden Keith
4 months ago

Is Funk still swimming?

Jack
Reply to  ZanBai
4 months ago

Sorry i did just forget Australia.

swimapologist
Reply to  Jack
4 months ago

The biggest weeakness is Korstanje on the fly leg. 51.9 is surely a good time, but among medal winners, especially if you’re going F-M-M-F, you’d really like to see a 50-point split from him.

Swammer
Reply to  swimapologist
4 months ago

I donˋt know how the qualification procedure works in the Netherlands regarding relays, but judging by this article, he isnˋt yet qualified.
Would be crazy to think theyˋd pass on such high-caliber relay

Dorien
Reply to  Swammer
4 months ago

He did pass the relay qualifying time in Eindhoven where he was 0.01 off the individual time
So as long as no other man is going faster than his 21.93 during Europeans (last qualification event for the Dutch) he will be considered for the mixed medley relay
And if the Men’s 4×100 free gets a ticket (they didn’t qualify yet) he will be considered for that too, because he swam that relay qualifying time also
But lets just hope he swims 21.92 or faster during the individual 100 fly at Europeans, that will give him a spot for the olympics 😉 (if no two other Dutchies get faster than him, but with this racing I don’t see that happening)

Dorien
Reply to  Dorien
4 months ago

Ugh, I mean 51.93 of course 😉

Rafael
Reply to  Jack
4 months ago

Dawson 58 low peaty guy and freya seems solid.

Swim85
4 months ago

Deep fly group at NC State with Ponti (51), Korstanje (51), Hayes (52), and Bustos (52)

Breezeway
Reply to  Swim85
4 months ago

Oh yeah! 🐺🐺🐺🐺

PVSFree
4 months ago

Crazy that this is a non-qualifying meet – not sure why the Dutch federation wouldn’t want to give everyone an extra chance. Don’t want to leave open the possibility someone who could final like Korstanje at home

Dorien
Reply to  PVSFree
4 months ago

The last qualifying meet is the European Championship, so every swimmer who didn’t qualify yet can try in Budapest 😉 And as said above, the mixed medley relay has a men swimming fly and he is the topqualifier for that spot after his 51.93 at the Eindhoven qualification meet on the 9th of april

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