The silver medalist at the last Summer Olympics swam in the World Cup Final for the first time in his life. He had a traditionally slow start from lane 3, but was already halfway through lane 3. However, he failed to track down the 22-year-old Italian.
“That was the limit,” Kamenga told the team afterwards. NOS† “In my first World Cup final, I am so happy.”
After Marcel Woda in 1998, Kamenga hoped to become the second Dutch swimmer to be crowned world long-track champion, but had to finish second in his first World Cup final in the 50-meter pool. However, he is the first Dutch man to win a medal since Peter van den Hoogenband in 2007.
Tucson to the final, de Ward not
Kira Toussaint reached the final in the 100m backstroke. For Maaike de Waard, the semi-final match was the final destination.
De Ward finished fifth in the first semi-final and then had to wait to see what happened to her compatriot in the semi-finals. Unfortunately for her, four swimmers, including Toussaint, couldn’t make up for her time, finishing ninth and failing to make the boat. Toussaint (59.16) finished third in her race and had the fourth-fastest time among all semi-finalists.
American Reagan Smith was the first to reach the final on Monday evening, with a time of 57.65.
Among the women, Tess Scotten did not reach the final in the 100-meter breaststroke. After a quick start, she slipped backwards and eventually finished in the semifinals.
Dressel .’s fifteenth title
Caleb Dressel won his 15th world title in the 50-meter swim. Dressel, 25, who won no fewer than five Olympic titles in Tokyo last year, won in Budapest in the 50-meter butterfly. The 42-year-old Brazilian Nicolas Santos took the silver and became the first forty-year-old to win a medal at the World Long Track Championships.
Dressel triumphed in the Hungarian set in 22.57 seconds, and Santos tapped after 0.21 seconds. American Michael Andrew finished third with a time of 22.79 seconds. Dressel had already won gold in the 4x100m freestyle with the US relay team on Saturday. After the previous World Cup, in 2019 in South Korea, the American player returned to his homeland with six gold and two silver medals. Dressel is chasing the record of fellow countryman Michael Phelps, who has become a 26-time world champion.
19-year-old American Tori Hosky won the 100m butterfly in Budapest. The gold medal in the 200 meters went to Alex Walsh, who is one year older than her (2.07.13). Marit Steenbergen was stranded with this part in the semi-finals.
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