Lyon International: Marleen Veldhuis Sets Netherlands Record During Prelims

LYON, France, February 13. SOME notable swims took place during prelims of the Lyon International long course meet held in France, but one stood out as a Netherlands' national record.

Marleen Veldhuis checked in with a time of 25.62 to nip the 25.64 set by Inge de Bruijn back in 2000 in the women's 50 fly. The performance puts her in line for a world-record attempt during finals as Therese Alshammar currently owns that standard with a 25.46 set in Barcelona in 2007.

A few meet records also went down during prelims with Ranomi Kromowidjojo posting a 29.17 in the women's 50 back, just off her national record of 28.70 set in December. Additionally, Jeremy Stravius checked in with a time of 26.03 in the men's 50 back. Inge Dekker also clocked a 25.61 in the women's 50 free to break the meet record in the event.

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