Arno Kamminga Registers Breaststroke Double at Eindhoven Meet


Arno Kamminga Registers Breaststroke Double at Eindhoven Meet

Double Olympic medalist Arno Kamminga of The Netherlands is getting in some racing this weekend. Competing at the Eindhoven Swim Meet, Kamminga won the 100-meter breaststroke on Thursday and added the 50 breaststroke title to his collection on Friday. The meet is primarily a domestic competition, and Kamminga has supplied the most-impressive performances.

The silver medalist in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke at last summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Kamminga won the 100 breast in Eindhoven in 58.52. Kamminga was out in 27.70 and prevailed by more than four seconds. On Friday, he tackled the 50 breaststroke and clocked 27.21 for another easy victory.

Meet Results

Kamminga is one of two men in history to dip under the 58-second barrier in the 100 breaststroke, the other being two-time Olympic champion Adam Peaty of Great Britain. At this point in the season, and with a World Championships and European Championships on the summer horizon, the fact that Kamminga is going sub-59 is a positive indicator for his training.

Jesse Puts had a solid showing in the 50 freestyle, touching the wall first in 22.17. Meanwhile, Maaike de Waard was the winner in the women’s 100 butterfly, her time of 59.38 the only performance under the minute barrier.


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