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Rio 2016: Ranomi Kromowidjojo on Rio 2016 ambitions

Ranomi Kromowidjojo does not consider herself a challenger for Olympic gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle events, despite winning in London.

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Three-time Olympic gold medalist Ranomi Kromowidjojo does not believe she is one of the favourites at Rio 2016.

Kromowidjojo was part of Netherlands' 4x100 metre relay winning team at Beijing 2008 and built on that success by topping the podium in the 50m and 100m freestyle events in London four years later.

The 25-year-old – who won silver in the 100m freestyle at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London on Wednesday – believes her experience will hold her in good stead in Brazil, but is not putting any pressure on herself to retain those medals.

"I know how to swim an Olympic final now and I know how to deal with them," Kromowidjojo told Omnisport at the Arena launch of the new Powerskin Carbon-Ultra in London.

"I don't see myself as a favourite for Rio, so I have no stress. I'll just keep training and we will see how we go.

"It will be my third Olympics and in Beijing in 2008 we won a gold medal with the relay and two years ago I got two individual medals.

"I don't feel like an old lady, but sometimes the new generation is coming. I know what to expect a little bit.

"The Olympic season is fantastic for me. I get a lot of energy thinking about the Olympics. Preparation is really good, I'm feeling great."

Kromowidjojo tipped 19-year-old American Katie Ledecky to shine in Rio, admitting she is pleased she will not have to face her in the sprint events.

"She is amazing and its incredible how far she swims and how much she swims," the Dutchwoman continued.

"I'm happy she doesn't swim 100, but I'm sure she'd do it well. I'm looking forward to seeing her in Rio because I think she will do a great job."

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