Annabel Kosten

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Annabel Kosten
Personal information
Full name Annabel Kosten
Nationality Netherlands
Born (1977-05-23) May 23, 1977 (age 37)
Oostburg, Zeeland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 70 kilograms (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Annabel Kosten (born May 23, 1977 in Oostburg, Zeeland) is a retired freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands, who won the bronze medal with the Dutch women's 4×100 m freestyle relay team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Career[edit]

Kosten made her international debut at the European LC Championships 2000 in Helsinki, Finland where she ended fifth in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay, she did so alongside Thamar Henneken, Chantal Groot and Wilma van Hofwegen. At the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2001 in Antwerp, Belgium she won the silver medal in the 4×50 meter freestyle, together with Suze Valen, Hinkelien Schreuder and Inge de Bruijn. She ended fourth in 4×50 meter freestyle at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2002 in Riesa, Germany alongside Marleen Veldhuis, Suze Valen and Chantal Groot.

2003-2005[edit]

At the 2003 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain Kosten teamed up with Manon van Rooijen, Marleen Veldhuis and Chantal Groot for the 4×100 meter freestyle relay, in which they reached the fourth position. She became European champion in the 4×50 meter freestyle relay at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2003 in Dublin, Ireland together with Hinkelien Schreuder, Chantal Groot and Marleen Veldhuis. At the European LC Championships 2004 in Madrid, Spain she took home the silver of the 4×100 meter freestyle relay, her teammates were Chantal Groot, Inge Dekker and Marleen Veldhuis. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece Kosten swam in the heats of the 4×100 meter freestyle relay alongside Inge Dekker, Marleen Veldhuis and Chantal Groot. In the final she was replaced by Inge de Bruijn, who won the bronze medal together with the three other girls, afterwards Kosten received the bronze medal for her heat swim. After the national championships in April 2005 Kosten retired from competitive swimming.

Personal bests[edit]

Short course[3][4]
Event Time Date Location
50 m freestyle 25.22 2003-12-14 Dublin, Ireland
100 m freestyle 55.13 2003-12-11 Dublin, Ireland
Long course[3][4]
Event Time Date Location
50 m freestyle 25.65 2004 Eindhoven, Netherlands
100 m freestyle 56.04 2004 Amsterdam, Netherlands

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annabel Kosten Sports-reference
  2. ^ "2004 Olympic Games swimming results". CNN. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  3. ^ a b Annabel Kosten at Zwemkroniek.com
  4. ^ a b Annabel Kosten at Swimrankings.net