Kromowidjojo Again Fastest
After the won race in Dubai, Ranomi Kromowidjojo won again in Doha at the 50 meter freestyle. The world record swimmer (23.24 seconds) finished in Doha at 23.69 seconds during the finals.
During the finals of the world cup events in Doha, none of the competitors came near to the time of Kromowidjojo. The German Dorothea Brandt finished at 24.27 seconds and the Danish Jeanette Ottesen Gray finished for Bronze at 24.33 seconds. Dutch Inge Dekker just missed a spot on the stage with 24.52 seconds.
Dekker was unfortunate on Sunday. She also just missed the Bronze at the 100 meter butterfly.
Another Dutch, Femke Heemskerk, won the silver medal for the 200 meter freestyle. Her time 1 minute and 53.65 seconds was only one tenth of a second longer than of winner Katinka Hosszu of Hungary. Spanish Melani Costa was half a second slower than Heemskerk and ended at the third spot.
Moniek Nijhuis was 0.04 seconds short for the Bronze medal at the 100 meter breaststroke.