Anders Holmertz

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Anders Holmertz
Personal information
Full name Anders Sören Holmertz
Nationality  Sweden
Born (1968-12-01) 1 December 1968 (age 45)
Motala, Östergötland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Motala SS

Anders Holmertz (born 1 December 1968 in Motala) is a Swedish retired swimmer who was a leader in freestyle (200 and 400 meters) races in the 1980s and at the beginning of the 1990s, though often missing personal success. He also settled a record in the 400 m freestyle. He is the brother of another Swedish swimmer, Mikael Holmertz.

His first appearance at Olympic Games is in 1984 at Los Angeles, at the age of sixteen. Holmertz missed the final of 200 m freestyle, with the time of 1:51.70. He scored his first international medal at the European Championships of Sofia one year later, arriving 3rd in the 4×200 m freestyle relay.[1]

Homertz's achieved his main success at the next edition of European Championship, winning 200 m freestyle with the time of 1:48.44, beating rising Italian star Giorgio Lamberti. At Seoul he was the favourite in this race but surprisingly finished second behind Duncan Armstrong. Also a relative failure was the next European Championship, where Holmertz was only third in the 200 m freestyle.

After a series of fourth places, he trained well for the 1992 Summer Olympics. After a startling battery series, Holmertz was second in the 200 m behind the Russian surprise Yevgeny Sadovyi and third in the 400 m, again beat by Sadovyi and by Kieren Perkins. Holmertz won another silver medal in 4×200 m freestyle relay, the best result ever for his national team.

At the 1993 European Championship Holmertz won bronze medal in the 200 m and silver medal in the 400 m, both in freestyle. At the 1994 World Championship in Rome Holmertz finally won a gold medal, in the 4×200 m freestyle, plus a solo second place in the 200 m. His last success was a silver medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay at Atlanta in 1996, after a 5th place in the 200 m solo race.

Personal bests[edit]

Long course (50 m)[edit]

Event Time


Date Meet Location Ref
100 m freestyle  49.94  11 Aug 1990 - Rome, Italy
200 m freestyle  1:46.76  NR (h)
26 Jul 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain
400 m freestyle  3:46.77  NR
29 Jul 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain
800 m freestyle  8:02.78  NR
22 Mar 1988 US Summer Nationals Orlando, FL, United States

Legend: WRWorld record; EREuropean record; NRSwedish record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial


Short course (25 m)[edit]

Event Time


Date Meet Location Ref
100 m freestyle  48.74  26 Mar 1994 World Cup Paris, France
200 m freestyle  1:44.69  NR
1 Mar 1991 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain
400 m freestyle  3:40.81  NR
4 Feb 1990 - Paris, France
800 m freestyle  7:58.70  27 Mar 1994 World Cup Paris, France

Legend: WRWorld record; EREuropean record; NRSwedish record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial


Titles[edit]

FINA World Aquatics Championships[edit]

European LC Championships[edit]

European Junior Swimming Championships[edit]

  • 1983 European Junior Swimming Championships: 1500 m freestyle

Swedish Swimming Championships[edit]

  • 1984 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1985 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1986 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1987 Swedish Swimming Championships: 400 m freestyle
  • 1988 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1989 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1990 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1991 Swedish Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1992 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1993 Swedish Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley, 4×200 m freestyle, 4×100 m medley
  • 1994 Swedish Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 4×200 m freestyle, 4×100 m medley
  • 1995 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley, 4×200 m freestyle, 4×100 m medley
  • 1996 Swedish Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley, 4×200 m freestyle

Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships[edit]

  • 1984 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 400 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1985 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 400 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1986 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 400 m freestyle, 4×200 m freestyle
  • 1987 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 400 m freestyle
  • 1988 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1989 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1990 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1991 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley
  • 1992 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 100 m individual medley, 200 m individual medley
  • 1993 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 100 m individual medley
  • 1994 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 4×100 m freestyle, 4×200 m freestyle, 4×100 m medley
  • 1995 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 4×100 m freestyle, 4×200 m freestyle
  • 1996 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1997 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 4×100 m freestyle

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