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Janssen makes first goal for Antwerp

11:44 pm: Vincent Janssen has scored his first goal for Royal Antwerp FC. The striker scored from a penalty in the 4-0 friendly match against KV Mechelen, which went over two 60 minutes. Janssen signed for the last goal from 11 meters.

Antwerp against Mechelen was also a duel between the Dutch trainers Mark van Bommel and Danny Buijs, who were both recently appointed. Royal Antwerp FC has strong ambitions. The club of technical director Marc Overmars wants to compete for the national title this season. Overmars recently removed Janssen from the Mexican competition. The Orange striker must provide goals at ‘The Great Old’.

Van Dijke wins prologue cycling race Sibiu Tour

10.21 pm: Cyclist Tim van Dijke won the prologue of the Sibiu Tour on Saturday, a Romanian stage race. Van Dijke, who drives for Jumbo-Visma, was the fastest over a course of 2.3 kilometers in the Romanian city of Sibiu. The course lasts until Tuesday.

Van Dijke was a fraction faster than the Pole Marceli Boguslawski. Estonian Martin Laas set the third fastest time.

It is the second professional victory for 22-year-old Van Dijke, who also won the final stage of the Tour of Croatia last year. On behalf of Jumbo-Visma, Pascal Eenkhoorn (fourth) and David Dekker (fifth) also finished in the top 5 in the prologue. A lot of climbing awaits the riders in the coming days.

Dutch records for short track swimmers De Boer and Korstanje

10.19 pm: Swimmers Thom de Boer and Nyls Korstanje both set a Dutch record in the short course in Amsterdam. De Boer sharpened his national record in the 50-meter freestyle in the series from 20.84 to 20.78 seconds. Korstanje improved the almost thirteen-year-old record of Joeri Verlinden in the 100-meter butterfly.

The 23-year-old Korstanje touched in the Sloterparkbad in the series in 49.49 seconds. Verlinden held the record for years with 49.86. Korstanje also holds the Dutch short track record for the 50 butterfly with 22.35. On the long track, he is also the fastest Dutchman on both distances.

“The list is complete now. All Dutch records in the 50 and 100 butterfly strokes, because I am not going to swim the 200 butterfly,” said the Nijmegen resident, who qualified for the World Cup in the 25 meter pool in Australia at the end of this year. “Since I study in America, this is almost the only opportunity to qualify for the World Championship in Melbourne in December. I am very happy with it.”

Samuel passed before the World Cup wins 100 meters in Belgium

10:18 PM: Athlete Jamile Samuel has won the 100 meters at the Night of Athletics in Heusden-Zolder in Belgium. Samuel, who was told earlier this week that she had been kicked out of the squad for the World Cup in the United States, triumphed in 11.36 seconds. The 100 meters consisted of two heats and Samuel set the best time.

The 30-year-old from Amsterdam was initially selected for the 4×100 meter relay for the World Championships in Eugene. On Wednesday, however, Samuel was told by the Athletics Union that she is not allowed to join. The sprinter had withdrawn from this week’s Diamond League in Stockholm because she was not feeling quite fit. For technical director Ad Roskam, that was reason to remove Samuel from the team. The athlete reacted disappointed and aggrieved via Instagram.

Last month in Geneva, Samuel ran a 100 meters in 11.31 seconds.

Handball players meet Norway in the group stage of the World Cup in Poland

6:47 pm The Dutch handball players will play in the group against Norway, North Macedonia and Argentina at the beginning of next year at the World Cup. At the draw in the Polish city of Katowice, the Orange squad was linked to those countries in group F. The handball players play their group matches in Krakow. Poland will host the World Cup together with Sweden.

Orange participates in the global final round for the first time since 1961. The handball players had to lose to Portugal in the play-offs for a World Cup ticket in May, but at the beginning of this week received a wild card from the international handball federation IHF based on their recent performance and development. At the beginning of this year, the Orange squad finished tenth at the European Championships.

The Dutch handball players were in pot 4 in the draw for the World Cup. Norway was the opponent from pot 1, containing the strongest countries. The Norwegians reached the quarter-finals at last year’s World Cup, after having reached the final twice before. Norway also got stuck in the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics last year.

Dressage Amazons fourth in Aachen Nations Cup

6.06 pm: The Dutch dressage team took fourth place in the Nations Cup of the CHIO Aachen. In the Grand Prix Special Marieke van der Putten rode Tørveslettens Titanium to ninth place on her debut in Aachen, making her the best Dutch rider. Dinja van Liere previously achieved the same position in the Grand Prix with her ‘second’ horse Hartsuijker. Denmark won the Nations Cup, ahead of Germany and Sweden.

National coach Alex van Silfhout did not want to draw any conclusions from the performance with a view to the world championships in Herning, Denmark, at the beginning of August. “I will announce my team on July 20. I now have the time to put everything in order. I want to get out of Herning with the best possible result so that we can qualify for the Paris Olympics. That is the main goal for me.”

Besides Van der Putten and Van Liere, Thamar Zweistra and Karen Nijvelt also played for the Dutch team.

Top horse British rider Canter dies at CHIO Aachen

6.03 pm: The horse Allstar B of the British rider Rosalind Canter died during the CHIO van Aken. The horse was seriously injured during the cross-country eventing section. The animal was still taken to a veterinary clinic, but the vets decided to put him to sleep.

“There are no words for the love and respect I have for Allstar B,” Canter said in a statement. “He has played a very big role in my career. I already miss him.”

The rider won the individual world title with her horse in 2018 in the American Tryon, among other things.

Dutch water polosters take bronze at the World Cup after catching up

3:31 PM The Dutch water polo players have won bronze at the World Cup in Hungary. The team of national coach Evangelos Doudesis defeated Italy in the match for third place 7-5 after trailing 4-1 (1-2 1-2 2-0 3-1). The Orange had lost 13-12 to the host country in the semifinals.

The water polo players reached the final of the World Cup in 2015, in which they lost to the United States. Three years later they won the European title in Barcelona. Since then, the water polo players at the World Cups and the European Championships have always remained outside the medals. Under the leadership of the new national coach Doudesis, the successor to Arno Havenga who left last year, the Orange squad took bronze in Budapest thanks to a great catch-up race.

Marianne Vos strongest in sprint Giro Donne

2:30 PM Marianne Vos has won the second stage of the Giro Donne. It was a flat ride in Sardinia from Cala Gonone to Olbia over 113 kilometers. The experienced rider of Jumbo-Visma defeated the Dutch Charlotte Kool (DSM) and the Italian Elisa Balsamo in the bunch sprint.

The leader’s jersey remains in the hands of Balsamo, who had won the first stage on Friday. For Vos it was her 31st stage win in the Italian stage race.

The women’s peloton will fly to mainland Italy on Saturday where the Giro Donne will continue on Monday after a rest day.

Number of tickets sold to European Championship women at almost half a million

9:06 a.m.: Nearly half a million tickets have been sold for the upcoming European Women’s Football Championship. The matches of host country England are especially popular. The opening game next Wednesday at Old Trafford in Manchester, between England and Austria, is sold out. The same applies to the final at Wembley in London on July 31, the organization reports.

Sarina Wiegman, England national coach, likes to see that the tournament is alive. The European Championship was actually supposed to be last year, but was postponed by a year due to the corona pandemic. “I think we are doing well,” said Wiegman, who gave the Orange the title at the previous European Championship in the Netherlands in 2017. As England national coach, Wiegman is still unbeaten, having already played fourteen games.

The Netherlands will play the first group match at the European Championship next Saturday, against Sweden.

The Netherlands with 27 swimmers to European Championship long track in Rome

9.05 am: The Netherlands will participate with 27 swimmers in the European Long Course Championships in Rome in August. National coach Mark Faber selected fifteen women and twelve men.

For the women, Valerie van Roon, Kira Toussaint, Maaike de Waard, Tessa Giele, Marrit Steenbergen, Tes Schouten, Kim Busch, Anne Palmans, Sam van Nunen, Silke Holkenberg, Imani de Jong, Janna van Kooten, Lotte Hosper, Rosey Metz and Sharon van Rouwendaal.

The men’s selection consists of Arno Kamminga, Thom de Boer, Jesse Puts, Stan Pijnenburg, Thomas Verhoeven, Nyls Korstanje, Kenzo Simons, Luc Kroon, Sean Niewold, Thomas Jansen, Lars Bottelier and Marcel Schouten.

The European Swimming Championships are from 11 to 21 August. The Netherlands is also represented in Rome in the synchronized swimming, diving and high diving events.

Volleyball players achieve third victory in Nations League against Belgium

08.27 am: The Dutch volleyball women have achieved their third victory in the Nations League. National coach Avital Selinger saw his team beat the Belgian team 3-1 in Calgary in Canada: 21-25 26-24 25-20 25-21. Thanks to the win, the Orange rose to thirteenth place in the standings.

Selinger opted for a basic team in Calagary consisting of Britt Bongaerts (setter), Celeste Plak (diagonal), Anne Buijs and Fleur Savelkoel (passer/runners), Eline Timmerman and Juliet Lohuis (centers) and Myrthe Schoot (libero). Elles Dambrink replaced Plak from the second half of the second set. Laura Dijkema and Marrit Jasper also came in after that.

Savel Koel accounted for the most points for the Orange squad, namely 15. Lohuis scored 14 points.

In the night from Sunday to Monday, the Orange squad will play against host country Canada, the number 9 in the ranking, at 1:00 AM Dutch time.