Ranomi Kromowidjojo is satisfied after the European Long Track Championships in Budapest, where she took her second individual gold medal of the tournament in the 50-meter butterfly on Sunday.

The thirty-year-old Groningen feels that she is in good shape with the Olympic Games approaching.

"I look back on this tournament with a very good feeling", said Kromowidjojo, who became European champion in the 50 meter freestyle for the second time in her career in Hungary on Tuesday.

She would have liked to have also added a medal in the 100 meter freestyle, but she finished fourth in that part.

"I didn't think the 100 free was good for myself. Both in terms of ranking and in terms of race. I don't think I got the maximum result from it."

Although the 50 meter butterfly is not an Olympic number, Kromowidjojo got a lot of satisfaction from her golden medal.

"This title was the highest achievable of this season on this song. Bam, we did it," she said.

"The most important thing about this week was that I would swim towards Tokyo, in an international competition, especially the finals like I want to do at the Games. Only in the 100 free that didn't work. The 50 free I want something more perfect. "

Medal level European Swimming Championships

  • 1. Great Britain: 11x gold, 9x silver, 6x bronze

  • 2. Russia: 9x gold, 5x silver, 8x bronze

  • 3. Italy: 5x gold, 9x silver, 13x bronze

  • 4. Hungary: 5x gold, 3x silver, 4x bronze

  • 5. The Netherlands: 4x gold, 5x silver, 1x bronze

The Netherlands ends the European Championship with ten medals

Partly thanks to the input of Kromowidjojo, the Netherlands ended the European Championship long track with ten medals: four gold, five silver and one bronze.

33-year-old Femke Heemskerk triumphed in the 100 free, while Kira Toussaint (27) became European champion on the 50 back.

"None of this offers any guarantee for the future, but we do get the feeling that we are on the right track with most swimmers", according to technical director André Cats of the KNZB swimming association.

"We are going to Tokyo with a mix of established names like Ranomi and Femke and new contenders like Kira and Arno Kamminga."

Five years ago, at the Games in Rio Janeiro, the swimming team did not win a single medal in the 50-meter pool.

In the open water there was success with gold for Sharon van Rouwendaal and Ferry Weertman in the 10 kilometers.

Weertman and in particular Van Rouwendaal go to Tokyo as a favorite for gold.

The diving women Inge Jansen and Celine van Duijn have also qualified for the Games, just like the water polosters.

The synchronous sisters Noortje and Bregje de Brouwer hope to qualify in Barcelona next month.

The Games in Tokyo begin on July 23 and will run through August 8.

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