Kira Toussaint once again showed her good form at the European Championship short course in Glasgow. The brand new European champion on the 100-meter backstroke also reached the final on the 200-meter backstroke.
In her series, Toussaint was the first to tap in 2.04.64, and at that time she was third in the final battle. Only the Italian Margherita Panziera (2.02.88) and the Ukrainian Daryna Zevina (2.03.35) were faster. On Friday around 6:23 pm the final of the song will be swum.
The Dutch relay team on the 4x50 meter freestyle also qualified for the final. Toussaint, Femke Heemskerk, Tamara van Vliet and Valerie van Loon swam with 1.35.66 the fastest time of everyone. Denmark, Russia, France, Poland, Germany and Slovenia will also be in the final tonight around 8:16 PM.
Kamminga and Puts too
Arno Kamminga, who was European champion on the 200-meter breast stroke the day before, is still in the race for the medals on the 100-meter breast stroke. In 56.71 he qualified for the half final battle.
Jesse Puts qualified for the semi-finals in the 50 meter freestyle. The world champion of three years ago swam a time of 21.46 in his series. Ten men were faster than Puts.
Arjan Knipping is eliminated on the 200-meter alternation stroke. His time of 1.55.99 turned out to be just insufficient for a place in the semi-finals.