Femke Heemskerk Rockets to 4th All Time in 200 Free

Photo Courtesy: FINA Doha 2014

Femke Heemskerk put a hurting on her Dutch record in the women’s 200-meter free at the Eindhoven Swim Cup.

Heemskerk threw down a sizzling time of 1:54.68 to win the event tonight.  That swim blasted her previous record of 1:55.35 set here at the Eindhoven Swim Cup just a year ago.  It also moved her to fourth all time in the event’s history.

Esmee Vermeulen took second tonight in 1:59.11 with Boglarka Kapas placing third in 2:00.19.  Marrit Steenbergen placed fourth with a Dutch junior record of 2:00.34.

All Time 200 Free

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No one else has even been close this year. Ledecky held the previous world best with a 1:56.16 from the Austin stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series.

Laszlo Cseh jumped to second in the world in the men’s 200-meter IM with a time of 1:58.31. Only Daiya Seto has been faster with a 1:58.27 from the BHP Super Series in Perth.  Sebas van Lith took second in 2:01.02 with Pavel Janecek taking third in 2:01.02.

Sebastiaan Verschuren, who jumped to the top of the world rankings with a 48.25 earlier in the meet, won the men’s 100-meter free title tonight in 48.43.  Pieter Timmers touched second in 49.27 with Velimir Stjepanovic earning third in 49.48.

Cameron van der Burgh upended Caba Siladji with just the fourth sub-1:00 of the year in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke.  Van der Burgh won in 59.84 to move to third in the world rankings.  Siladji took second with a 1:00.01 after clocking a second-ranked 59.79 during prelims.  Only Adam Peaty has been faster this year with a 59.04.  Bram Dekker took third tonight in 1:01.46.

Moniek Nijhuis clipped her Dutch record in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:07.18.  That swim cleared her 1:07.40 from the 2013 Eindhoven Swim Cup, and put her sixth in the world rankings.  Tjasa Vozel placed second tonight in 1:07.93 with Anouk Elzerman third in 1:09.45.

Peter Bernek touched out Maarten Brzoskowski in the men’s 1500-meter free, 15:11.06 to 15:11.17, with both moving to sixth and seventh in the world rankings in the event.  Ferry Weertman placed third overall in 15:12.89.

Zsuzsanna Jakabos claimed the women’s 400-meter IM title in 4:37.38.  That swim pushed her to fifth in the world rankings, just ahead of Hungarian rival Katinka Hosszu’s 4:37.50.  Anja Klinar took second in 4:40.67 with Adel Farkas placing third in 4:48.27.

Simon Sjodin won the men’s 200-meter fly in 1:57.22 with Velimir Stjepanovic just behind with a 1:57.77.  Jesper Bjork placed third in 1:59.54.

Bastiaan Lijesen took home the men’s 50-meter backstroke title in 25.43 with Gabor Balog placing second in 25.77.  Daniel Macovei touched third in 25.87.

Maaike de Waard followed with a 28.41 to top the women’s 50-meter back.  Caroline Pilhatsch (28.73) and Jenny Mensing (29.12) rounded out the top three.

2015 Eindhoven Swim Cup, Day Two – Results

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