Amsterdam Swim Cup: Ranomi Kromowidjojo With Another Win; Aimee Willmott Doubles Up

AMSTERDAM, The Netherland, December 8. THE always exciting Amsterdam Swim Cup came to a close with its second day of long course meter competition.

A day after topping teammate Femke Heemskerk in the 100 free, Ranomi Kromowidjojo put up a swift 50 free for the win in 24.20. That’s just off her top-ranked 24.05 from the FINA World Championships. Maud van der Meer placed second in 25.48, while Tamara van Vliet clinched third in 25.60.

Heemskerk, meanwhile, topped the women’s 200 free in 1:57.24. Rieneke Terink hit the wall in 2:00.69 for second, while Esmee Vermeulen took third overall in 2:01.32.

Aimee Willmott followed her double yesterday with a pool record in the women’s 400 IM. Willmott stopped the clock in 4:34.95 to move to 10th in the world rankings. Hannah Miley, who already stands seventh with a 4:34.16 from Worlds, took second in 4:36.89. Wendy van der Zanden clocked a 4:45.85 for third.

Elinore de Jong won the women’s 100 fly in 1:00.34, while Willmott took second in 1:01.33. Miley placed third in 1:01.56.

Willmott returned with another win as she clocked a 2:13.33 in the women’s 200 back. Annemarie Worst touched just behind with a second-place time of 2:13.78, while Miley claimed her third podium with a third-place 2:16.57.

Marlou van der Kulk had a strong women’s 50 free in the S14 Paralympic division with a world record time of 27.53. IPC Swimming does not have a current world record listed in the division.

Maaike de Waard qualified for the World Youth Games next summer with a 28.79 to win the women’s 50 back. That swim also set the Dutch junior national record for 17 year olds. Esmee Bos took second in 29.86, while Lucy Hope wound up third in 29.89.

Ruben Klinkers won the men’s 50 fly in 24.41, while Jeroen Baars touched second in 25.09. David Gamburg rounded out the top three in 25.20, while Ben Schwietert set the Dutch junior record for 16 year olds with a fourth-place 25.41.

Ross Murdoch cruised to victory in the men’s 50 breast with a 27.86. Israel’s Yaron Shagalov hit the wall second in 28.67, while Roy Smeenge earned third in 29.21. Murdoch doubled up with a 2:14.29 in the men’s 200 breast. Lucas Greven claimed second in 2:17.66, while Jacques Lauffer touched third in 2:19.42.

Sebas van Lith claimed the men’s 200 IM in 2:02.62, while Mike Marissen finished second in 2:03.71. Lucas Greven made it a KNZB podium sweep with a third-place 2:05.24.

Ferry Weertman topped the men’s 400 free in 3:50.39, while Dion Dreesens finished second in 3:54.88. Lewis Smith rounded out the podium with a third-place 4:03.75. Smith bounced back in the men’s 200 fly with a 2:04.92 for the win. Ryan Brown (2:07.46) and Tim Slanschek (2:11.19) placed second and third.

Bastiaan Lijesen dominated the men’s 100 back finale in 54.77, while Laurent Barns took a Dutch junior record with a second-place time of 56.00. David Gamburg wound up third in 56.14. Corrie Scott posted a 1:10.60 to win the women’s 100 breast, while Kerry Buchan earned second in 1:11.85. Lisa Mamie placed third in 1:12.07.

Sebastiaan Verschuren captured the men’s 100 free in 49.25, while Kyle Stolk took second in 50.43. Joost Reijns picked up third in 50.93.