Van den Hoogenband hopes for triple gold
Pieter van den Hoogenband aims to create Olympic history by being the first swimmer to win gold in the 100 metre freestyle thrice in a row.13 August 2008
Swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband has won a place in the 100 metres freestyle final in Beijing on Thursday with a new Dutch record of 0:47.68.
Van den Hoogenband hopes to create Olympic history by being the first swimmer to win gold in the 100 metre freestyle three times in a row.
Dutch judoka Edith Bosch has reached the semi-finals. She beat American Ronda Rousey in the quarter-finals. Dutch judoka Mark Huizinga was knocked out in the second round. He showed tremendous skill in the first round, beating reigning world champion Ilias Illadis.
Elisabeth Willeboordse won a judo bronze in the under 63-kilogram division. She won three matches in a row in extra time, the last against Cuban Driulis Gonzalez. Ayumi Tanimoto retained the women's title for Japan, beating the Frenchwoman Lucie Decosse. Other Dutch medal-winning judokas were Deborah Gravenstijn on Monday with a silver, and Ruben Houkes on Saturday with a bronze.
Cyclist Marianne Vos had a disappointing result in time trials, ending 14th, while Mirjam Melchers came in 18th.
The Dutch women's hockey team won their second game in Group A, beating South Korea 3-2. They now lead the group together with Australia and China, but only the best two teams will go through.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]
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