ROTTERDAM QUALIFICATION MEET (NED)
- Thursday, December 3rd – Sunday, December 6th
- Zwemcentrum Rotterdam, Netherlands
- LCM (50m)
- Olympic Qualifier/European Championships Qualifier
- SwimSwam Meet Preview
- Day 1 Recap
- Live Results
- Live Stream
Already this morning at the Rotterdam Qualification Meet, Kira Toussaint matched her own Dutch national record in the heats of the women’s 50m backstroke.
26-year-old Toussaint produced a time of 27.49 in the women’s this morning’s back sprint prelims, a time which matches what she originally logged at the Berlin stop of the 2019 FINA World Cup Series.
Come tonight’s final at this 3-day meet, however, Toussaint found a way to chip away at the record to beat it outright, establishing a new mark in 27.37. That not only clips .12 off of the aforementioned 27.49, but her effort tonight now edges her further ahead in the all-time performers list in this women’s LCM 50m back event. She now ties Australian Emily Seebohm as the world’s 17th fastest performer ever.
Toussaint has been on a tear this year as a member of the International Swimming League (ISL) London Roar. It culminated with the former Tennessee Vol producing a new World Record in the women’s SCM 50 backstroke with a time of 25.60.
She finished 21st in the overall money standings table and 17th in the MVP standings, having accumulated a total of 179.0 points throughout the season.