2022 ROTTERDAM QUALIFICATION MEET
- Thursday, December 1st – Sunday, December 4th
- Zwemcentrum Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- LCM (50m)
- Fukuoka World Championships-qualifying meet
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap
- Live Results
The women’s 200m breaststroke stole the show on day two of the 2022 Rotterdam Qualification Meet.
21-year-old Tes Schouten fired off a new Dutch national record first in the heats, then in the finals to claim gold in this World Championships qualifying competition.
Schouten topped the 2breast heats with a morning outing of 2:23.93, hitting a new lifetime best in the process. Entering this Rotterdam meet, Schouten held the national record 2:26.13 she produced at this year’s Amsterdam Meet. As such, she shaved over 2 seconds off of that previous national standard en route to landing lane 4 here in Rotterdam.
In the final, Schouten managed to slice off another .26 to ultimately touch the wall in a new record of 2:23.67. Opening in 1:09.71 and closing in 1:13.96, Schouten laid waste to the 2:26.25 she logged at this year’s FINA World Championships in Budapest.
The next closest swimmer in tonight’s final was Kaylene Corbett. The South African posted a mark of 2:24.01 to snag silver, hitting the 6th fastest time of her career. Corbett owns a lifetime best of 2:22.06 from the 2020 Olympic Games, a mark which renders her South Africa’s 2nd fastest performer all-time behind Tatjana Schoenmaker.
Mildred settled for silver in 52.36 while Jacob Peters rounded out the top 3 in a result of 52.43.
Vanotterdijk stopped the clock in a time of 28.32, getting to the wall only .01 ahead of 28-year-old Toussaint. Toussaint is still getting back to normal after having broken her finger in training at Tennessee this past October.
In the women’s 100m fly, it was 22-year-old Marrit Steenbergen who grabbed the gold. The reigning 200m free European champion touched in 58.57, hitting a big-time new lifetime best in the process.
Steenbergen’s previous personal best rested at the 59.30 she put up way back in 2017. However, splitting 27.61/30.96, Steenbergen got under the 59-second threshold for the first time in her career. In doing so, she becomes the Netherlands’ 7th fastest performer in history.
- Germany’s Zoe Vogelmann took the women’s 400m IM event, producing a time of 4:45.02.
- The men’s 400m IM saw Thomas Jansen get it done for the top prize, registering a winning effort of 4:20.36. Of note, behind Jansen was Yaniek Weijland who clocked 4:26.14 for a new Dutch Junior Record.
- Visiting British swimmer Jonathon Adam secured the gold in the men’s 50m back, registering a time of 25.26.