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Volleyball player reaches Nations League quarter-finals despite losing
21:45: Dutch men’s volleyball could participate in the quarter-finals of the Nations League later this month. The Orange squad missed the chance to qualify under their own strength due to a 3-0 defeat against Italy on Sunday. Since Poland went on to win 3-1 against Slovenia, the Netherlands is still confident of a place among the best eight nations.
The quarter-finals are July 20 and 21 in Bologna. The Orange would then be number 8 against Italy, who finished first. This gave the Dutch an immediate chance for revenge. On Sunday the fixed position is 25-23 26-24 25-21. The Orange squad left four set points unused in the second set.
National coach Roberto Piazza starts against Italy with Wessel Keemink (playmaker), Nimir Abdelaziz (diagonal), Thijs ter Horst and Bennie Tuinstra (passer/runner), Luuc van der Ent and Twan Wiltenburg (center) and Robbert Andringa (libero). The Netherlands played well with the European champions, but made too many mistakes defensively. Italy was successful with the tactical ball. Alessandro Michieletto capitalized on set points for Italy in the first set.
Orange started to play better and victory in the second set was up for grabs. Playmaker Keemink gave all of his forwards a chance, but none managed to make a point of redemption. Italy took six points in a row and won the second set. In the third set, Piazza’s side were able to equalize to 12-11, after which Italy took a definite distance.
It is the first time since 2002 that a Dutch man has reached the final at the highest level, then the World League and now the League of Nations.
England hockey players reach World Cup quarter-finals via intermediate stage
20.25: England’s hockey players have qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup, which was played in the Netherlands and Spain. The Olympic number 3 in Tokyo settled with South Korea in the intermediate stage at Terrassa on Sunday: 5-0.
Giselle Ansley converted two corners in the first half and Tessa Howard also scored. After the break England ran further through Hannah Martin and Elena Rayer.
England will face Argentina in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, the latter of whom won the World Cup in 2010. The Netherlands, the reigning champions, will play Belgium in the quarter-finals in Amstelveen on Tuesday.
Curaçao thanks to a good late phase too strong for Orange during Haarlem Baseball Week
8.12 p.m.: The Dutch baseball team lost 8-6 to Curaçao on Sunday. A disastrous sixth inning led to Team Kingdom’s first defeat during the thirtieth edition of Haarlem Baseball Week.
For a long time there seemed to be no problems for the Evert-Jan’t Hoen national coaching team. An early 3-0 lead was taken with early pitcher Shairon Martis throwing strong over five innings. However, battering team Curaçao broke through in the sixth inning, scoring six runs and adding two more in the seventh.
The Kingdom team could only match it with three points towards the end and Curaçao, with a full line-up from the Curaçao league, plus several players from the big Dutch leagues, won 8-6.
On Tuesday at 19:30 America is the next opponent.
Pattinama-Kerkhove wins ITF tournament in Portugal
20:06: Tennis star Lesley Pattinama-Kerkhove has won the ITF tournament in Corroios-Seixal, Portugal. In the final she was too strong in two sets for Lina Glushko of Israel, global number 268. It was 6-4 6-4 for third seed Pattinama-Kerkhove.
Pattinama-Kerkhove, who is ranked 138 in the world, was stranded in the second round of Wimbledon at the end of June. In it he was knocked out by Iga Swiatek, the number 1 Pole in the world. The Netherlands had lost in the Wimbledon qualifying final but were added to the schedule as lucky losers at the last minute and replaced an injured player. In the first round he defeated Sonay Kartal.
Silver for the judoka Snippe at the Grand Slam in Budapest
20.05: Judoka Jelle Snippe won silver in the +100 kilogram class at the Grand Slam in Budapest. The 23-year-old Dutchman lost in the final to ten-times world champion Teddy Riner, who needed just 40 seconds to clinch victory. For the 33-year-old French judo legend, this is his first international competition since the Tokyo Olympics, where he won bronze.
Sanne van Dijke is seventh in the -70 kilogram class, the same as Marit Kamps in the +78 kilogram class.
European title sailors Van Aanholt and Duetz at 49erFX
17:09: Sailors Odile van Aanholt and Annette Duetz have secured the European title at 49erFX in Aarhus, Denmark. In the open championship, in which teams from outside Europe are also allowed to participate, two Dutch women finished second behind Brazilian pair Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze.
Grael and Kunze came in with 69 points, Van Aanholt and Duetz 75. Swedish sailors Vilma Bobeck and Rebecca Netzler finished third with 78 points.
In the men’s event, Bart Lambriex and Floris van de Werken had to settle for silver in the race for the European title at 49er. The pair scored 83 points. Spaniard Diego Botin and Florian Trittel Paul took gold with 68 points. Britons James Peters and Fynn Sterritt finished third with 84 points.
The fifth Terpstra mountain biker at the World Cup in Lenzerheide
15:15: Mountain cyclist Anne Terpstra finishes fifth at the World Cup at Lenzerheide in Switzerland. She finished just over two minutes behind winner Loana Lecomte of France. In the sprint, Terpstra had just been beaten by France’s Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, who came in fourth.
For Lecomte this is the second win in a row. He also won the competition in Leogang. In the World Cup standings, she is 1 point ahead of Australia’s Rebecca McConnell with 1204 points. Terpstra is fourth with 890 points.
Swiss tennis star Waltert wins ITF tournament in Amstelveen
15.13: Simona Waltert has won the ITF tournament in Amstelveen. The 21-year-old Swiss was too strong for American Emma Navarro in two sets. It went 7-6 (10) 6-0 to Waltert, world number 186.
Fourth seed Waltert led the team to the elimination of Quirine Lemoine of the Netherlands in the semifinals of the tournament. It’s 6-3 6-4 for Switzerland. Lemoine qualified for the semifinals by eliminating Suzan Lamens from the Netherlands.
No Lavreysen and Hoogland medals at the Nations Cup in Cali
09:28 am Track cyclists Harrie Lavreysen and Jeffrey Hoogland have lost medals in the keirin section of the Nations Cup competition in Cali. Lavreysen won the final B in the city of Colombia. Hoogland is fourth. Victory in the A-finals went to Nicholas Paul of Trinidad and Tobago. The two Dutch track drivers will compete in a sprint on Sunday.
Hetty van der Wouw just lost a medal in the 500 meter time trial. She was fourth, 0.759 seconds behind Colombia’s Martha Bayona. Steffie van der Peet finished seventh.
Mylène de Zoete finished ninth in the omnium. Victory fell to the American Jennifer Valente.
Nearly 2 million spectators for the Orange Lionesses’ first European Championship match
09:11 The Orange Lionesses’ first game at the European Football Championship in England was watched by nearly 2 million people on Saturday night. The Dutch women’s team drew against Sweden, 1-1.
This audience was almost as large as the women’s first match at the previous European Championship, in our country in 2017. Then the Netherlands beat the Norwegian women. The most watched broadcast about the European Cup at that time was a tribute to Dutch women which was watched by 5.4 million people.
The women’s match became the most-watched event on television on Saturday night.
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