2012 Summer Olympics: Ranomi Kromowidjojo Wins Gold In Women's 50m Freestyle Final, Sets Olympic Record

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 28: Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands competes in the second semifinal heat of the Women's 100m Freestyle during Day Thirteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 28, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Netherlands Ranomi Kromowidjojo won gold in the women's 50m freestyle in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The 2012 Summer Olympics continue on Day 8 with the swimming events winding down to a close. On Saturday afternoon, the women took the blocks to compete in the Women's 50m Free. The Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo was able to best the competition and take home a gold medal with a time of 24.05 for a new Olympic record. Kromowidjojo was part of the gold medal winning 4x100m Relay in the 2008 Games in Beijing, but takes home her first individual medal.

Behind Kromowidjojo, Aliaksandra Herasimenia from Belarus took home a silver medal finishing +0.23 behind Kromowidjojo. Marleen Veldhuis of the Netherlands finished up in third place, taking home the bronze medal and also winning her first ever individual medal in the Olympics.

Kromowidjojo wasn't really challenged in the event, dominating the rest of the field on the way to her first ever Gold.

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