VDH qualifies for semi-finals 100m freestyle
Pieter van den Hoogenband qualified as third best in this morning's heats for the 100m freestyle event at the European Championships in Budapest.
VDH finished his race in 49:27. Second best qualifier is Alain Bernard (France) with 49:26, top seed is Simon Burnett (Great Britain) with 49:24. Filippo Magnini, who was thought to be VDH's toughest competitor for this event, finished in 6th place with 49:46.
The semi-finals will be held in today's evening session.