PSV swimmer Stan Pijnenburg (24) had a bad night. On Saturday, he remained in the qualifying matches in Eindhoven eleven hundredths from the Olympic limit in the 100-meter freestyle. He won the number in 48.63 seconds.
He stepped out of the water with the feeling that it was there. “So that’s quite sour,” says Pijnenburg. Fortunately, I still have a chance at the European Championship in Budapest, so I am already focusing on that. I want to swim hard right away in qualifying. I prefer to hit the limit in the morning and otherwise the more laps I get through, the more chances I get to make it. ”
Pijnenburg coach Patrick Pearson is confident that his pupil can swim even faster at the European Championship. “And I trust that he is right and that I am going to score that eleven hundredth”, says the 24-year-old swimmer from Haaren. “We did not work specifically towards this Eindhoven Qualification Meet and I was so close to it anyway. I still have five weeks to fine-tune. After two days off, there is now another training block. I probably don’t compete anymore, maybe also a training race here in Eindhoven. On Wednesday we will analyze this race, I can also get a lot of information from that. ”
On the 200 off, Pijnenburg finished sixth on Sunday in 1.49.70. He then lingered over the line for a long time. “I no longer train for this”, he says afterwards at the pool edge of the Pieter van den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium. “For the 100 I was short on my first 50. If you start training that, you will lose endurance. But it is good to trigger the ending now and then. ”
Training mate Maarten Brzoskowski from Best was third in 1.48.50. It is too little to form a Dutch relay team on the 4×200 meters that can claim the limit. And for the 4×100 meter medley, the Dutch team is currently missing a fast backstroke specialist. “If you already leave two to three seconds on the first two lanes, you will never catch up”, Pijnenburg is realistic.
Everyone wants to go to the Games, so you have to give each other something
In mid-May, the Orangemen still hope to place themselves on the 4×100 for Tokyo at the European Championship. That limit is 3.14.78. Pijnenburg: “We are now working towards that. We are going to make a good plan and keep each other on our toes. Everyone wants to go to the Games and so you have to give each other something. ”
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All Stan Pijnenburg arrows at the European Championship, the PSV swimmer still has to tick 0.11 for the Games | Sport region
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