Breaking: No Shanghai World Championships for Hinkelien Schreuder


This directly off her own website,

No Shanghai World Championships

In preparation for the World Championships in July, discussion about the cooperation between me and my trainer arise. The confidence in this partnership was terminated by him as of today.

Only this, gives the technical director reason to doubt my potential performance in Shanghai. He has informed me about the fact that he, for sure, will not let me swim in the heats of the 4x100m freestyle relay.

I would have liked to have the opportunity to swim in Shanghai and show what I was intended to do: to deliver a top performance there. Unfortunately the decision of the technical director means that I don`t even get the opportunity to swim at all.

I have always been fully committed to the success of this preparation and that of the World Championships. To me it is unbelievable that these decisions can be taken at this time in preparation.

In the next couple of weeks I will take time to think about the way I will continue my swimming career.



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