Nyls Korstanje Notches SCM 50 Fly Dutch Record In Amsterdam


  • July 2nd & July 3rd
  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • SCM (25m)
  • Results

Two national records and multiple meet records bit the dust over the weekend at the 2022 Speedo Fast Water Meet in the Netherlands.

Straight off of his racing at this year’s World Championships, NC State’s Nyls Korstanje took on the men’s 50m fly here in Amsterdam, firing off a new Dutch standard en route to gold.

Korstanje hit a SCM time of 22.25 to beat the field by about a second. In doing so, Korstanje shaved .10 off of his own previous lifetime best and national record of 22.35 he logged nearly 2 years ago.

The other national record came in the form of Renzo Tjon-A-Joe nailing a personal best in the men’s 50m free. Clocking a time of 21.22, Tjon-A-Joe of Suriname placed 4th in the men’s 50m freestyle. However, his time here overtook his previous PB and Surinamese national record of 21.60 that’s been on the books since last year.

Taking the men’s 50m free was Thom de Boer, posting the only sub-21 second time of the field in 20.90. That mark falls just .08 outside of the 30-year-old Olympian’s lifetime best and Dutch national record of 20.82 notched at this same meet last year.

Meet records fell this weekend at the hands of Marrit Steenbergen, with the 22-year-old producing a mark of 52.43 to take the women’s 100m freestyle. Opening in 25.59 and closing in 26.84, Steenbergen hit the 5th fastest time of her career.

Luc Kroon made some noise in the men’s 200m free, establishing a new meet record of 1:43.12 en route to gold. He led Stan Pijnenburg who also notched a time under 1:44, posting 1:43.93 as runner-up.

Finally, Valerie van Roon struck gold in the women’s 50m free in a time of 23.94. That also came in as a new meet record as well as the speedster’s first time under the 24-second threshold in the short course meters edition of the event.

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1 year ago

De Boer was 20,78 in the morning, logging a new national record. And Tjon A Joe has been 21,13 last week (https://livetiming.knzb.nl/NKsprint2022/ResultList_16F.pdf).

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