VDH qualifies for finals 100m European Championships
Pieter van den Hoogenband qualified for the finals of the 100m freestyle event in 5th place.
VDH finished the race in 2nd place in his heat with 49:27.
His main competitor Filippo Magnini is top seed with 48:91. VDH's other competitor for the title, Simon Burnett, didn't reach the finals with a disappointing time of 49:56.
VDH is aiming for a 48:50 time in the finals.