VDH WINS BRONZE AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2006 IN BUDAPEST
Pieter van den Hoogenband won his second medal at the European Championships today, at the 100m freestyle event. Bronze this time!
Beforehand VDH claimed to be satisfied with any medal, since he still misses his great form on the 100m event, due to his hernia operation last year. His training was mainly focussed on stamina, which eased him into his glorious comeback at the 200m event.
Nevertheless he swam a great race and finished in third place. His time: 48:94. VDH was very pleased with his time, as he had hoped for a time under 49 sec.
When seeing Magnini wearing a fake golden crown in the mixed zone, VDH told Dutch reporters that this little incident motivated him even more to beat Magnini in Beijing.