Gold went to Swedish athlete Sarah Zostrom. He was 24.95 faster than Melanie Henik (25.31) of France and Yufi Zhang (25.32) of China.
With 25.85, De Ward was slightly slower than Thursday’s 25.75 in the semifinals. That was the personal best for her.
Relay team fifth
There is no new relay medal for the Netherlands in the mixed relay freestyle 4x100m. The quartet finished fifth behind the medalists.
Stan Biznenberg started first and already had to give up equal ground against the toppers. So Jesse Butts had to start from seventh, and he retained that spot. This also applies to Tessa Kiel, but Marit Steinberg was 100m better at home and the Netherlands swam to fifth.
Gold for Canada and the United States went to Australia.
Final de Rune and no Bush, disqualified Mets
Valerie de Rune and Kim Bush advanced to the final of the 50m freestyle at the World Championships in Long Track, Budapest. De Rune finished sixth in the first semifinal with a time of 25.19 seconds. Bush, meanwhile, finished eighth in the second semifinal. De Rooney and Bush eventually finished thirteenth in the semifinals.
Polish athlete Katarzyna Vasik accelerated to the final on Saturday in 24.11 seconds.
Rosie Mets lost in the final of the 50m breaststroke. He was disqualified in his semifinal.
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