the Dutch Marrit Steenbergen world champion in the 100m freestyle


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100m freestyle (F): Dutchwoman Marrit Steenbergen crowned

Dutchwoman Marrit Steenbergen won the 100m freestyle final in 52.26 seconds ahead of Hong Kong’s Haughey and Australian Shayna Jack. – ()

Bronze medalist in the distance last year, the 24-year-old swimmer struck a big blow on Friday during the world swimming championships in Doha (Qatar).

Reigning European champion, the Dutch Marrit Steenbergen was crowned world champion in the 100m freestyle on Friday February 16 in Doha, five months before the Paris Olympic Games.

At 24, bronze medalist in the distance at last year’s World Championships, she won in 52″26, becoming the ninth fastest swimmer in history, and ahead of Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey (52″ 56), already in silver in 2023, and the Australian Shayna Jack (52″83). Marrit Steenbergen won her second gold medal of the week, after that won with the 4×100 m freestyle relay from the Netherlands. She thus becomes the second Dutch woman crowned in the premier race after Inge de Bruijn in 2001.

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