Swimmer Arno Kamminga has convincingly qualified for the final of the 100-meter breaststroke at the Olympics. The 25-year-old Kamminga triumphed in the first semi-final in 58.19 seconds. He was thus almost four tenths slower than the Dutch record that he clocked in the series on Saturday evening (57.80).
The British defending champion Adam Peaty, the world record holder with 56.88, set the best time in the second semifinal in the Tokyo Aquatics Center: 57.63. In the Dutch night from Sunday to Monday, at 4.12 am in the final there will be a duel between Peaty and Kamminga, the two fastest men in the world in the 100 school. They are also the only two breaststroke swimmers to ever swim under 58 seconds. Peaty has done that many times before.