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Women’s 100 freestyle – Dubai World Cup – as reported by SwimSwim contributor Jeff Grace
The women’s 100 freestyle was an incredible race between Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Federike Heemskerk and Jeanette Ottesen Gray. Ottesen Gray showed early speed leading at the 50 turn in a time of 25.37, Kromowidjojo hit the wall in a time of 25.51 followed by Heemskerk who completed the first half of the race in a time of 25.55.
The second half belonged to the Olympic champion, Kromowidjojo, who touched the wall first recording a time of 52.48. This was the second win of the meet for the Dutch swimmer who has also collected three out of the four World Cup 100 freestyle titles this year.
Heemskerk was able to make her way past Ottesen Gray in the final 50 meters to finish second in a time of 52.79 while Ottesen Gray faded to third touching in a time of 52.85.