EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, December 7. RANDALL Bal nearly added another world record to his 50 back standard from earlier in the Eindhoven Cup when he blasted the 100 back with a time of 52.59. That performance finished just shy of Aaron Peirsol's global standard of 52.54 set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Joeri Verlinden opened the last night of swimming with a 1:58.62 in the men's 200 fly, while American Kim Vandenberg captured the women's 200 fly in 2:08.06.
Hannah Miley touched out Silke van Hoof, 1:03.64 to 1:03.84, in the women's 100 back. Kimberley Buys rounded out the top three in 1:03.88.
Lennart Stekelenburg broke his preliminary national record of 1:00.85 with a winning effort of 1:00.56 in the men's 100 breast, while Elise Matthyssen won the women's 100 breast in 1:09.12. Lia Dekker broke her preliminary national record of 1:09.50 with a second-place time of 1:09.15.
Sebastiaan Verschuren won the men's 200 free in 1:47.89, while Femke Heemskerk took the women's 200 free in 1:58.18.
Pieter van den Hoogenband then had a farewell party, which featured a laser show and Ian Thorpe showing up as a special guest.
Special thanks to Oene Rusticus for contributing to this report.