Toussaint Takes Down Own Dutch 100 Back National Record – 58.74

EINDHOVEN QUALIFICATION MEET (NED)

After establishing a new European Record yesterday in the women’s 50m backstroke, Dutch ace Kira Toussaint did anything but rest on her laurels at this Eindhoven Qualification Meet.

Racing in the final prelims session of this 3-day affair, 26-year-old Toussaint busted out a new national record in the 100m backstroke, touching in a lifetime best of 58.74.

Opening in 28.51 and bringing it home in 30.23, Toussaint’s time this morning overtook her own previous Dutch national record and lifetime best of 58.91. That outing was posted at the Rotterdam Qualification Meet last December to make the Olympic squad.

In that previous big-time swim, Toussaint’s splits included 29.01/29.90 showing how the former Tennessee Vol attacked this morning’s race with more speed on the front end.

With the final set to take place in a few hours, Toussaint remains ranked as the world’s #3 performer this season.

2020-2021 LCM Women 100 Back

2Regan
Smith
USA57.6407/29
3Kylie
Masse
CAN57.7006/19
4Kathleen
Dawson
GBR58.0805/23
5Olivia
Smoliga
USA58.3105/15
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History-wise, Toussaint’s new 58.74 national record bumps her up a few spots on the all-time performers’ list. She now becomes the 18th fastest performer all time.

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He said what?
5 months ago

The thing that I absolutely love about her success is the fact that her mother is a double Olympic medalist in the backstroke from the 1984 Olympics! Jolanda de Rover was bronze in the 100 back and gold in the 200 back. Really really strong pedigree!

AnEn
5 months ago

Very sad to see that she is still allowed to compete.

CRD
Reply to  AnEn
5 months ago

She proved she was innocent?

Troyy
Reply to  AnEn
5 months ago

It was a false positive.

Hswimmer
Reply to  AnEn
5 months ago

So ignorant

N P
5 months ago

And a 58.65 for Toussaint in finals!!

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