Kromo & Korstanje Take Down Dutch 50 Fly National Records

HPC-Testwedstrijd (Dutch National Team Test Event)

  • Saturday, March 13
  • Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results via KNZB

Dutch national team members participated in test racing this weekend, with the likes of Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Nyls Korstanje clocking surprise national records in Eindhoven.

They both took down the Dutch standards in the women’s and men’s 50m fly, respectively, with Korstanje overtaking his own previous mark while Kromo notched her first record in this speedy event.

First, for Korstanje, the NC State Wolfpack member fired off a time of 23.20, a swift result that erased his own previous lifetime best of 23.32. He now enters the upper echelon of top male performers in this event this season, checking in as the 5th fastest performer in the world.

2020-2021 LCM Men 50 Fly

OlegRUS
Kostin
10/29
22.82
2Szebasztian
Szabo
HUN22.9612/09
3Andrii
Govorov
UKR22.9705/20
4Caeleb
Dressel
USA23.0007/31
5Andrey
Zhilikin
RUS23.0205/20
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As for Kromo, the multi-Olympic medalist threw down a lifetime best of 25.24 this weekend, a 50m fly time which outperformed the previous national record of 25.28 Marleen Veldhuis logged back in 2009.

Post-race, Kromo said, “It was not really unexpected, but it was surprising. I had been near it for a while. I am very happy with it.”

She was already ranked #2 in the world by way of her previous season-best of 25.32 from Rotterdam last December, but now she ties French woman Melanie Henique as the top performer in the world.

2020-2021 LCM Women 50 Fly

2Ranomi
Kromowidjojo
NED25.2403/13
3Sarah
Sjostrom
SWE25.4206/25
4Emilie
Beckmann
DEN25.5003/05
5Marie
Wattel
FRA25.5102/13
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Coach Mike 1952
6 months ago

Wonderful news, especially about Kromo. Congratulations to these fine swimmers!

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