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Today at the European Games: Swimmers start coming without Timmers, medal for D’hoore?

Also on Friday, August 3, there are a lot of Belgians in action on the European Play. In addition to the baanwielrenners and the gymnasts for the first time the swimmers in action. An overview.

Jolien D’hoore starts today its european CHAMPIONSHIP in the scratch. “I row that discipline is really warming to what rhythm to do,” she says. I’m not going to look at that rash. It really is a lottery.” The scratch race is an individual race of 10 kilometers on the piste. Who, after 40 laps, first across the finish, wins. Often the race is decided in the final sprint but also an escape is possible. At the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Apeldoorn at the beginning of this year, she won silver, after the Dutch Kirsten Wild, “But the main objective is to ploegkoers with Lotte Kopecky Tuesday. Here we go for the gold.”

When the men drive Lyndsay De Vylder tonight the scratch. In the qualifications of the team pursuit convert the women (Stupid, Kopecky, Croket and Bossuyt) 4’31’147 the sixth time in the ten participating countries. Today they battle against Russia and they still have a slight chance at the bronze. The men (De Ketele, Ghys, De Vylder and Weemaes) ended up with 4’00”022 seventh (out of twelve) and are in the same situation as the women.

Tokyo 2020 begins today in Glasgow. With that the four topafspraak in mind include the nation’s elitezwemmers travelled to the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in the Scottish metropolis. Without Pieter Timmers, uitziekend of meningitis, loses this delegation are sporting and media showcase.

At the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2014 and 2016 took Belgium with the aflossingsploegen men, three medals, but there will be this edition will be no sequel to come. Individually hope Kimberly Buys and Louis Croenen in the near of the stage to come.

The program of the Belgians

TRACK cycling:

15: 45 pm: First round, team pursuit men, 1st series: Germany-Belgium (Robbe Ghys, Kenny De Ketele, Lindsay De Vylder and Sasha Weemaes)

16u11: First round, team pursuit women: 1st series: Russia-Belgium (Lotte Kopecky, Gilke Croket, Shari Bossuyt and Annelies Dom)

16u38: FINAL Scratch women (Jolien D’hoore)

19u31: RACE BRONZE, team pursuit men (possibly from Robbe Ghys, Kenny De Ketele, Lindsay De Vylder and Sasha Weemaes)

19h45: GAME TO BRONZE team pursuit women (possibly from Lotte Kopecky, Gilke Croket, Shari Bossuyt and Annelies Dom)

20.00: FINAL Scratch men (Moreno De Pauw)


19h30: Qualifications girls juniors (Stacy Bertrandt, Margaux Daveloose, Fien Enghels, Lisa Vaelen and Jade Vansteenkiste, Belgium start in group 4 to the bridge with uneven shelves

FINAL teams



50m freestyle women (series 11.13am, semi-finals 18u18): 4th series (course 9) Juliette Dumont

100m butterfly-women (series 11u36, semi-finals 18u32): 2nd sequence (lane 3) Kimberly Buys

100m breaststroke men (series 11u42, semi-finals 18u39): 5th series (lane 1) Basten Caerts

4x100m freestyle men (series 12u10, FINAL 19u10): 1st series (track 6) Sebastien De Meulemeester, Jasper Aerents, Emmanuel Vanluchene, and Valentin Borisavljevic .

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