Ranomi Kromowidjojo Pops 7th Ranked 100 Free at KNZB Challenge

Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia Dalberto/Lapresse

Ranomi Kromowidjojo had the highlight swim of the one-day KNZB Challenge meet held in Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

Kromowidjojo clocked a 53.62 to win the women’s 100-meter free.  That swim clipped her seventh-ranked season best of 53.65 but wasn’t enough to leapfrog Melanie Wright (53.50) for sixth in the world.

Kromowidjojo also finished second to Maaike de Waard, 28.62 to 28.96, in the women’s 50-meter back. De Waard also went on to win the women’s 100-meter back in 1:02.51.

Moniek Nijhuis claimed the women’s 200-meter breaststroke in 2:30.05, then also won the women’s 100-meter breast in a time of 1:08.34.

Jesse Puts hit the wall first in 22.73 in the men’s 50-meter free, and doubled up with a 25.91 in the men’s 50-meter back.

The KNZB Challenge meet is a one-day timed finals competition that serves as the final meet to qualify for Team Netherlands at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

2015 KNZB Challenge, Full Results – Results