Saturday 22 January 2022

Olympic round-up: Dutch women rowers win silver

The Dutch quad sculls team show of their medals. Photo: Wieringa Photography via HH

The Dutch quad sculls team show of their medals. Photo: Wieringa Photography via HH

Germany’s women’s quadruple sculls pipped the Netherlands to the post leaving the Dutch team with a silver medal on Thursday. Lying in third position for most of the race the team managed to overtake Poland which ended up with the bronze medal.

Also in the water, defending 100m freestyle champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo was unable to achieve her hopes of a double and came in fifth. The race was won by Simone Manuel en Penny Oleksiak, who both completed the distance in 62.70.

The Netherlands is currently ranked 18th in the medals table, with 5 medals.

Tom Dumoulin won silver in the men’s individual time trial cycling event while Anna van der Breggen won the country’s only gold medal in the woman’s road race. She also won a bronze medal in the  individual time trial cycling event. Anicka van Emden bagged a bronze in the judo up to 63 kilo category.

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