Dutch swimmers successful at European Championships

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The Dutch swimming team can look back on successful results at the European Championships, which ended on Sunday in Budapest. The Dutch swimmers won six medals, in spite of three top swimmers missing the championships.

At the weekend, the men’s 4x100 individual medley won bronze bringing home medals for this event for the first time since 1999. In an exciting race, Nick Driebergen, Lennart Stekelenburg, Joeri Verlinden and Sebastiaan Verschruren broke the Dutch record with a time of 3.33,99. Two 2 seconds had already been knocked off the record on Sunday morning.

Joeri Verlinden and Hinkelien Schreuder won silver in the men's 100metres butterfly and women's 50 metres freestyle.

Bronze medals also went to Sebastiaan Verschuren, Femke Heemskerk in the 200 metres freestyle events and Lennart Stekelenburg in the mean's 50 metres breaststroke.

Medal favourites Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Marleen Veldhuis and Inge Dekker were forced to miss the European Championships for medical reasons.

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