This is the second medal for the Dutch swimming team in the tournament held in Hungary, after Kamenja’s silver in the 100 meters breaststroke.
At the Tokyo Olympics last year, the orange quartet placed sixth in the 4×100 race. He was then joined by Toussaint, Kamenga and Korstanci, now retired Fimki Heemskerk. The Netherlands qualified in second place in Budapest for the final with a time of 3.43.48.
In a mixed relay rotation, the participating nations can decide for themselves the order in which they allow two men and two women to swim. Capturing her back as a pro swimmer, Toussaint saw that American Hunter Armstrong was making a huge lead at the track next to her. “Team USA” started with two men, after which the two women had to finish it. Armstrong, Nick Fink and teens Tori Hoskey (19) and Claire Krazan (17) were too strong for the rest of the field.
Behind her, Kamenga (breast swim) and Korstanje (butterfly) ensured Holland advanced to the podium. Steenbergen, who swam in the freestyle final, finished second for some time. However, in the last meters, she was passed by Australian Shayna Jack. The bronze however was an unexpected bonus for the Dutch quartet.
At the previous World Cup, three years ago in South Korea, the mixed relay team was disqualified in the final because Toussaint had swum too long underwater.
Toussaint reached the final 50 times again in the World Cup
Kira Toussaint reached the final in the 50m backstroke at the World Longstyle Championships in Budapest. The Dutch record holder (27.10) scored the seventh time in the semi-finals with a time of 27.69 seconds. Maaike de Waard did not reach 27.77 (10th).
Earlier in the World Cup, Toussaint had already reached the final of the 100m backstroke. In it, the 28-year-old Dutchman took sixth place. The world title went to American Reagan Smith.
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Canada’s Kylie Massey set the best time in the second semi-final at 27.22. Toussaint finished fourth in this race. De Ward became fifth in the first semi-final, which the 20-year-old Smith (27.29) won.
At the European Championships short course in Kazan at the end of last year, Toussaint won gold in the 50, 100 and 200 meters backstrokes.
Hungarian swimmer Milak wins the world title again with a world record
Hungarian swimmer Kristof Milak cemented his world title in the 200m butterfly in a world record. In front of his Budapest crowd, 22-year-old Milak took the gold in 1.50.34. In doing so, he was about four tenths of a second faster than he had been three years earlier at the World Cup in South Korea, when he also became the world champion in a world record (1.50.73).
“This is my house, this is my swimming pool and Route 4 is mine,” Melak said. “There are four thousand wonderful people here in the stands coming to watch me. I couldn’t disappoint them.”
With his world record, the Hungarian not only received a bonus of $ 50,000 (transferred over 47,000 euros), but also received a personal NFT. This is a digital code that is worth the money online.
American swimmer Caleb Dressel withdrew for “medical reasons” from the semi-finals of the 100 freestyle and mixed relay (individuals) final. Dressel, 25, won no fewer than five Olympic gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics last year and increased his number of world titles to 15 in recent days in Budapest. It is not known if he will return to the 50-meter-high Hungarian pool later this week.
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