Ranomi Kromowidjojo Concludes Eindhoven Cup with 50 Free Victory

Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia Dalberto/Lapresse

The final day of the 2017 Eindhoven Swim Cup concluded with Olympians Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Ferry Weertman adding gold medals to their collections in the sprint and distance freestyles.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo added another sprint title to her name with a victory in the women’s 50 free. Kromowidjojo posted a 24.39 for first, just shy of her season best of 24.34. Tamara van Vliet finished second overall with a time of 24.77, while Femke Heemskerk added a third place finish of 24.84. Both van Vliet and Heemskerk move up in the world rankings to seventh and eighth respectively.

Ferry Weertman concluded the meet with a final distance victory in the men’s 1500 free. Weertman out-lasted the competition to finish with a 15:09.03, moving him to tenth in the world rankings. Jan Micka took second in the 1500 with a final time of 15:22.24, followed by Poul Zellmann’s 15:29.53.

Martina Moravcikova topped the competition in the women’s 50 breast, stopping the clock at a final 31.76. She was followed to the wall by young star Tes Schouten, who delivered a Dutch junior record of 31.84 for second. Jessica Steiger rounded out the top three with a 32.15.

The men’s 50 fly was highlighted by a trio of 23 second swims. Mathys Goosen led the way with a top 23.67, moving him to sixth in the world rankings for 2017. Damian Wierling and Jan Sefl moved up in the world rankings to tenth and eleventh with times of 23.88 and 23.91.

Valentine Dumont added a victory in the 400 free with a narrow victory over Isabel Gose. Dumont touched with a final 4:12.07, followed closely by Gose’s 4:12.71. Laura van Engelen completed the top three with a 4:14.39.

Jacob Heidtmann claimed victory in the men’s 200 IM, delivering a final time of 2:02.84 for a smooth victory. Sebastian Steffan turned in a second place finish of 2:03.13, while Frank Roovers was third overall with a 2:03.15.

On the women’s side, it was Simona Baumrtova who picked up victory in the women’s 200 IM, posting a 2:13.72. Lisa Zaiser and Maxine Wolters finished second and third respectively with times of 2:14.52 and 2:15.31.

The men’s 100 free proved to be a tight race with Ben Schwietert sprinting to victory. Schwietert posted a 49.42 for gold, followed by close finishes from Stan Pijnenburg (49.66) and Damian Wierling (49.80).


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  1. Marco Foelske

    Gerrit – auch in der US Berichterstattung wird Isa erwähnt!

Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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