The Dutch mixed relay team surprisingly won the bronze medal in the 4x100m medley at the World Championships in Budapest. Kyra Toussaint, Arnaud Kamenga, Nils Korstanje and Marit Steenbergen finished third in the final behind the United States (gold) and Australia (silver). It was the second medal for the Dutch swimming team at the tournament held in Hungary, after Kamenja’s silver in the 100m breaststroke.
At the Tokyo Olympics last year, the orange quartet took sixth place. At the time, the mixed relay team consisted of Toussaint, Kamenga, Korstanje, and Femke Heemskerk.
Kira Toussaint reached the final in the 50m backstroke at the World Championships Long Track 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.
Canada’s Kylie Massey set the best time in the second semi-final at 27.22. Toussaint finished fourth in this race. De Ward was fifth in the first semi-final, which the 20-year-old Smith (27.29) won.
At the European Championships in Kazan at the end of last year, Toussaint won gold in the 50, 100 and 200 meters backstroke.
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