James Guy Overhauls Tom Dean For Victory; Steenbergen & Kamminga Top Podium At Rotterdam Qualification Meet

James Guy: Photo Courtesy: FINIS

James Guy Overhauls Tom Dean For Victory; Steenbergen & Kamminga Top Podium At Rotterdam Qualification Meet

James Guy, Marrit Steenbergen and Arno Kamminga were among the winners on day one of the Rotterdam Qualification Meet.

Three-time Paralympic champion Rogier Dorsman set a European record in the men’s 200 freestyle S11 with the 23-year-old stopping the clock at 2:08.82.

A final 50 of 27.26 propelled Guy past Tom Dean as he claimed the 200 free in 1:47.69 with five Bath National Centre swimmers featuring in the final.

Dean produced the only sub-25sec first 50 in 24.91 and was 0.11 ahead at 150 only for Guy, with whom he won relay gold in Tokyo, to overhaul the Olympic champion who touched in second in 1:47.82.

Fellow Tokyo Olympian Kieran Bird was third in 1:48.60, one place ahead of Luke Turley with Ed Mildred in seventh.

Steenbergen Marrit NED celebrating Gold Medal 200m Freestyle Women Final Kazan - Russia 07/11/2021 Aquatics Palace LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Photo Courtesy: Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Steenbergen, who won seven medals at the European Championships in Rome, led throughout to take the women’s race in 1:57.02.

Freya Anderson was second in 1:57.33 as the pair replicated their one-two finish at the Foro Italico in August with Silke Holkenborg third in 2:00.39.

Kamminga, who is almost back in full training after a year disrupted by illness, won the 50br in 27.33 ahead of Melvin Imoudu (27.52) and Caspar Corbeau (27.53).

Anna Palmans enjoyed a clear victory in the women’s one-lap race in 31.48, 0.65 ahead of Kaylene Corbett with the Commonwealth 200br bronze mdedallist clocking 32.13.

Williams Dominates 200 Back

Commonwealth champion Brodie Williams dominated the 200 back in 1:58.26 ahead of Bath teammate Cameron Brooker (1:59.59).

Sam Greenbank, brother of Olympic bronze medallist Luke, was seventh.

Lotte Hosper won the women’s equivalent in 2:12.42.

Thomas Jansen was the only man inside 2mins in the 200 fly, taking victory in 1:59.97 with Holly Hibbott winning women’s equivalent in 2:14.84.

While Dorsman’s European record may have commanded the spotlight, Liesette Bruinsma, in S11 classification, went 2:27.82 in the 200 free, Thomas van Wanrooij led the way in the men’s 50br SB13 in 30.65 with Chantelle Zijderveld, who swims in SB9 classification events, taking the women’s race in 33.87.