(Race Video) Ranomi Kromowidjojo Surges to 2nd In World, Sets Meet Mark in 50 Free

Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia Dalberto/Lapresse

The Netherlands’ Ranomi Kromowidjojo set a meet record in the women’s 50-meter free for the win at the 2016 European Championships.

Kromowidjojo unleashed a 24.07 to clip Marleen Veldhuis’ meet record of 24.09 set at the 2008 edition of the meet.

Her swim moved her to second in the world behind only Cate Campbell’s 23.84 from Australian Nationals.

Great Britain’s Fran Halsall checked in with a second-place time of 24.44, short of her 24.21 from earlier in the week.

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen closed out the podium with a third-place time of 24.61.

France’s Anna Santamans (24.81), Greece’s Theodora Drakou (25.04), Italy’s Silvia Di Pietro (25.08), Belarus’ Yuliya Khitraya (25.12) and Sweden’s Therese Alshammar (25.15) also participated in the finale.

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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