Inky Shines; Youngsters Take Over on Day Two of Dutch Nationals

By Oene Rusticus

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, June 3. WORLD record-holder Inge De Bruijn remained unbeatable, but Holland's younger generation also flexed its muscles on the second day of the Dutch Nationals. Georgios Dimitras and Nick Van der Zandt swam very impressive times at the 400 IM, and Hinkelien Schreuder and Sander Ganzevles missed the Dutch record in the 50 backstroke by only a few hundredth of a second. Inge de Bruijn swam an awesome butterfly, as did Pieter van den Hoogenband.

The first final, the women's 800m freestyle, was not at a very high level without Olympians Kirsten Vlieghuis and Carla Geurts. The new generation took over, led by youngster Renee Dimitra who swam a personal best time but couldn't make it under 9 minutes, (9.03.15) Long distance swimmer Etta van der Weijden (9.08.96) who swam at the World Championships at Hawaii last year, helped Celine Lemmen to an European Youth Championships time cut (9.09.87).

The 400 IM was a battle between Nick van der Zandt and Georgios Dimitras again, the same competitors as in the 200 IM. Dimitras, winner of the silver medal last year at the EYC at Dunkerque, showed he had more endurance at this event, the hardest of all. For the first 200 meters, they swam stroke for stroke, but in the breaststroke Dimitras showed his talent and swam away, finishing with a very strong free in 4.26.99. Van der Zandt ended up in 4.33.12, which was an EYC time cut.

Inge de Bruijn was Inky again, the star from Sydney. The new 'Madam Butterfly,' who has trained more on the freestyle lately to improve her endurance. Yesterday she said she wasn't satisfied with her butterfly performances yet, now swam a glorious race. With 27.26 and 31.12 as splits she swam to 58.38 for 100 meters, to rank #2 on the world list for 2001.

The other short butterfly final promised to be an exiting one. Joris Keizer who defended his Dutch title, had to compete with his Phillips teammate, Pieter van den Hoogenband, who preferred this event above the 200 freestyle in which he already swam a time cut for Fukuoka, and other butterfly specialist and Olympian Stefan Aartsen. Van den Hoogenband won in a personal best 54.16, just before the fly swimmer from his commercial team, Keizer (54.45), closely followed by Aartsen (54.47). Van den Hoogenband said he wanted to swim something else this time: "The 400 freestyle (from yesterday) and the 100 butterfly matched better with my schedule." If he can make a personal best time at this event, still making heavy workouts every day, what will he swim in his favorite event, the 200 freestyle, at Fukuoka? We'll see!

Madelon Baans swam a disappointing 200 breaststroke for women (2:35.63). It was her last 200. After the race she said "I won't swim this event again." Her time was for away from the time cut for Fukuoka.

The men were more successful at this distance, EYC star from last year at this event Thijs van Valkengoed, swam the time cut for this year in a promising 2.20.31. He was leading the first half using his special 'dive' technique, but at the end he had to let Benno Kuipers win this Championship (2.19.12).

Question of the 200 freestyle was if there could be a relay formed for Fukuoka, both for men and women. The women tried first. The first 100 was almost equal for all; in the second half, Carla Geurts took command and ended up in 2.02.20. She was the only who could make the individual time cut. Based upon the individual times, there won't be a relay, Kirsten Vlieghuis finished in 2.02.35; Manon van Rooijen in 2.03.95.

The men won a bronze medal at Sydney and silver one at Perth (1998). Based on the times swum today, those glorious days are over. Martijn Zuijdweg won in a disappointing 1.52.47, not enough for an individual start, followed by Arnold van Bavel with 1.54.40.
Three men on the Sydney team weren't competing here: Pieter van den Hoogenband (he has this time cut already, but he doesn't want to swim the relay if there are no possibilities for good results), Marcel Wouda (who retired last December), and finally Mark van Zijden, who is still swimming but was injured.

After these tragedies there was light again at the end of the tunnel. In the 50 meter backstroke there were some rather good times in the prelims; perhaps the Dutch records could be improved in the finals.

Hinkelien Schreuder ranked first after those prelims, with a 29.93. In the finals she had a good start, stayed quite long under water and swam to 29.58, only 0.01 above the Dutch record. Unhappily for her, it was 0.08 above the Fukuoka time cut. Suze Valen, who is now still the record holder, swam to a second place in 29.97.

In the men's final Sander Ganzevles and Klaas Erik Zwering were very good competitors, leading each other to personal best times. Ganzevles finished first in 26.74, only 0.02 seconds above the Dutch record and 0.01 faster than his prelim time. Zwering, swimming for the commercial team, ended up in 27.04. This happy ending showed the young talents are taking over from the old generation. The future looks bright.

DUTCH NATIONALS
DAY TWO: June 3, 2001

Women's 800m freestyle
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Naam Vereniging St.nr. Eind-tijd tussentijden
1 Renee Dimitra PSV 84- 09.03.15
2 Etta vd Weijden MNC Dordrecht 79- 09.08.96
3 Celina Lemmen RZ 85- 09.09.87
4 Bianca de Bruijn MNC Dordrecht 84- 09.12.47
5 Daphne ten Brink WZ&PC 85- 09.33.01
6 Josine Ramakers HGK(SG) 86- 09.38.04
7 Marlies Reinders Arke de Dinkel 86- 09.41.03
8 Evita Wissink Arke de Dinkel 85- 10.06.37

Men's 400m IM
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Naam Vereniging St.nr. Eind-tijd tussentijden
1 Georgios Dimitras PSV 82- 4.26.99
2 Nick vd Zandt PSV 83- 4.33.12
3 David uit den Bogaard MNC Dordrecht 82- 4.40.59
4 Robin van Aggele AZ&PC 84- 4.40.99
5 Louis van Schaarenburg LZ 1886 83- 4.45.79
6 Mark Drenth LZ 1886 83- 4.55.26
7 Ralf Willems HGK(SG) 83- 5.02.84
8 Rick de Greef PSV 84- 5.12.37

Women's 100m Butterfly
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Naam Vereniging St.nr. Eind-tijd tussentijden
1 Inge de Bruijn PSV 73- 0.58.38 0.27.26
2 Marina Scheepbouwer De Whee 84- 1.03.07 0.29.34
3 Annabel Kosten AZ&PC 77- 1.03.50 0.29.23
4 Sara Kuyer AZ&PC 84- 1.04.21 0.29.13
5 Marleen Veldhuis HZC-Weusthag 79-1.04.28 0.29.73
6 Lilach Shaul DWK-XCESS 82- 1.05.23 0.30.47
7 Hedwig Kikkert DSZ-Hoogwerf-Comb 85- 1.05.81 0.30.48
8 Inge Dekker HZ&PC Heerenveen 85-1.05.83 0.30.86

Men's 100m Butterfly
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Naam Vereniging St.nr. Eind-tijd tussentijden
1 Pieter vd Hoogenband PSV 78- 0.54.16 0.25.14
2 Joris Keizer PSV 79-0.54.45 0.25.82
3 Stefan Aartsen De Kempvis 75- 0.54.47 0.25.97
4 Ralf Mertens PSV 82- 0.56.97 0.27.14
5 Eddy van Vliet De Kempvis 82- 0.57.84 0.27.39
6 Ewoud Tamminga DWK-XCESS 82- 0.58.04 0.27.10
7 Tjarco Koppenaal Hatto Heim 81- 0.58.93 0.27.02
8 Généreux Sluiman DZ&PC 80- 0.59.19 0.27.82

Women's 200m Breaststroke
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Naam Vereniging St.nr. Eind-tijd tussentijden
1 Madelon Baans PSV 77- 2.35.63 0.36.25 1.15.76
2 Miranda Bosma PSV 78- 2.38.97 0.35.11 1.15.73
3 Marja Terlage Het Y-mere (SG) 78- 2.42.58 0.36.28 1.17.38
4 Jolijn v. Valkengoed DWK-XCESS 81- 2.42.68 0.36.22 1.17.54
5 Melanie ten Brink AZ&PC 81- 2.42.93 0.37.34 1.18.53
6 Astrid Koert MNC Dordrecht 80-2.46.82 0.37.41 1.20.61
7 Roxanne Wieden ZON/S&S 84- 2.48.10 0.35.96 1.17.81
8 Margriet Zwanenburg HZ&PC Heerenveen 86- 2.48.41 0.38.97 1.21.63

Men's 200m Breaststroke
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Naam Vereniging St.nr. Eind-tijd tussentijden
1 Benno Kuipers DWK-XCESS 74- 2.19.12 0.31.58 1.07.20
2 Thijs v. Valkengoed DWK-XCESS 83- 2.20.31 0.31.69 1.06.58
3 Niels vd Hoek MNC Dordrecht 83-2.23.16 0.31.89 1.08.27
4 Casper Tichelaar AZ&PC 79-2.23.33 0.32.65 1.08.56
5 Martin de Wildt DSZ-Hoogwerf-Comb 74- 2.23.46 0.32.05 1.08.52
6 Robin van Aggele AZ&PC 84- 2.26.73 0.33.54 1.11.06
7 Guido Jansen AZ&PC 82- 2.29.89 0.31.10 1.07.79
8 Pascal Cuypers RZ 76- 2.31.69 0.33.65 1.12.04

Women's 200m Freestyle
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Naam Vereniging St.nr. Eind-tijd tussentijden
1 Carla Geurts UZSC 71- 2.02.28 0.29.04 1.00.27
2 Kirsten Vlieghuis PSV 76- 2.02.35 0.29.21 1.00.67
3 Manon van Rooijen AZ&PC 82- 2.03.93 0.29.33 1.00.83
4 Haike van Stralen AZ&PC 83- 2.04.11 0.29.25 1.00.53
5 Chantal Groot AZ&PC 82- 2.05.68 0.29.20 1.00.73
6 Celina Lemmen RZ 85- 2.08.12 0.29.63 1.01.75
7 Elsa de Groot 't Tolhekke 86- 2.09.28 0.30.56 1.02.66
8 Lenneke van Schaik LZ 1886 86- 2.11.01 0.29.87 1.03.70

Men's 200m Freestyle
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Naam Vereniging St.nr. Eind-tijd tussentijden
1 Martijn Zuijdweg MNC Dordrecht 76- 1.52.47 0.26.92 0.55.81*
2 Arnold van Bavel De Kempvis 81-1.54.40 0.26.73 0.55.81
3 Joost ten Have PSV 80-1.54.60 0.27.14 0.56.46
4 Patrick Martens AZ&PC 82- 1.56.27 0.26.99 0.56.49
5 Stefan Oosting De Rijn 81- 1.56.47 0.27.26 0.57.45
6 Frank Hazewinkel OZ&PC 80-1.56.49 0.26.79 0.56.38
7 Nol van Thull MNC Dordrecht 80- 1.58.50 0.27.66 0.57.39
8 Thomas Felten Aqua-Novio'94 83- 1.58.61 0.27.74 0.57.46

Women's 50m Backstroke
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Naam Vereniging St.nr. Eind-tijd tussentijden
1 Hinkelien Schreuder De Whee 84- 0.29.58
2 Suze Valen AZ&PC 78- 0.29.97
3 Brenda Starink DWK-XCESS 74- 0.30.42
4 Sabrina Buur PSV 85- 0.30.94
5 Esmé Sluiman DZ&PC 83- 0.31.06
6 Mariet Koster Hoogeveen 83- 0.31.26
7 Mariëlle Janssen AZ&PC 82- 0.31.39
8 Stefanie Luiken PSV 85- 0.31.43

Men's 50m Bckstroke
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Naam Vereniging St.nr. Eind-tijd tussentijden
1 Sander Ganzevles DWK-XCESS 82- 0.26.74
2 Klaas Erik Zwering PSV 81- 0.27.04
3 Bastiaan Tamminga DWK-XCESS 81- 0.27.14
4 Nick vd Zandt PSV 83- 0.28.12
5 Sebastiaan Kuijper DWK-XCESS 78- 0.28.15
6 John Keetman DWK-XCESS 84- 0.28.25
7 Dirk Gielink Aqua-Novio'94 83- 0.28.59
8 Tjakko Ruinemans Arke de Dinkel 74- 0.28.86
DWK-XCESS 82-01701 0.28.45 RA

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