Kromowidjojo Impressive At Amsterdam Swim Cup

The Amsterdam Swim Cup was held over the past weekend with several Dutch and British athletes having strong showings in the long course format. The competition was used as a selection meet for the Dutch teams that will be attending the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, the 2014 European Junior Championships in Dordrecht and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

Olympic and World champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo put up an impressive winning time in the 50 freestyle posting a 24.20 which is her second fastest performance of 2013, just off her winning time of 24.05 in Barcelona, with only Australian Cate Campbell having swum faster this year.

Kromowidjojo also won the 100 freestyle in a time of 54.08.

Femke Heemskerk placed second in the 100 freestyle finishing in a time of 54.33 and came away with the victory in the 200 freestyle recording a time of 1:57.24 which qualifies her for the European Championships in Berlin.

British swimmers Aimee Willmott and Hannah Miley both came away with multiple victories. Miley won the 200 IM in a time of 2:13.69 and the 400 freestyle in a time of 4:10.91 breaking the pool record. Willmott won the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:10.30 and the 400 IM in a time of 4:34.95 setting new pool records in both events.

Additional athletes to make Dutch teams included:

European Championships:

  • Wendy van der Zaden – 400 IM (4:45.85)
  • Sebastiaan Verschuren – 100 freestyle (49.25) and 200 freestyle (1:48.03)
  • Ferry Weettman – 400 freestyle (3:50.39) and 1500 freestyle (15:15.74)
  • Inge Dekker  – 100 freestyle (54.68) and 50 butterfly (25.85)
  • Maud van der Meer – 100 freestyle (54.90)

European Junior Championships:

  • Kyle Stolk – 100 freestyle (50.43) and 200 freestyle (1:49.95)
  • Laurent Bams – 50 backstroke (25.91) and 100 backstroke (56.00)
  • Kim Busch – 50 freestyle (26.19)

Youth Olympic Games:

  • Kyle Stolk – 100 freestyle (50.43) and 200 freestyle (1:49.95)
  • Laurent Bams – 50 backstroke (25.91) and 100 backstroke (56.00)
  • Esmee Vermeulen – 200 freestyle (2:01.32)
  • Maaike de Waard – 50 backstroke (28.79), 100 backstroke (1:02.34) and 50 butterfly (27.11)


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bobo gigi
7 years ago

24.20 now in long course! Wow! She’s ready for the European short course championships this week.

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7 years ago
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Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

Kromowidjojo pulled ahead almost a body lenght just after her start and underwater.

Reply to  SwimFanFinland
7 years ago

Ranomi has a superb start. That is where she got away from the pack in the 50m at Worlds, both Campbell and Halsall were faster than her through the middle of the race.

This video is the perfect example – The first 15m from Ranomi are breath-taking, then the turn over of little Fran Halsall through the middle of the race is incredible, and Campbell’s final 10m was pure top end speed, brilliant race.

Reply to  Jack
7 years ago

100% spot on analysis.

Cate’s start was uggghhh…

Reply to  Jack
7 years ago


that youtube account consists of every final at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona. Moreover, for amateur videos they are nicely filmed and useful for analysing swims unseen on official broadcast before.

For example Fabian Gilot taking advantage of Ervin is clearly visible in the Men’s 4×100-metres relay.

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