Donny Utomo

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Donny Utomo
Personal information
Full name Donny Budiarto Utomo
Nationality  Indonesia
Born (1979-03-13) 13 March 1979 (age 35)
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly

Donny Budiarto Utomo (born March 13, 1979) is an Indonesian swimmer, who specialized in butterfly events.[1] He is a former multiple-time national record holder for the men's butterfly, and a six-time medalist at the Southeast Asian Games. He is also a two-time defending champion for the 200 m butterfly, before losing out to Malaysia's Daniel Bego at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand.[2]

Utomo made his official debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he competed in the men's 200 m butterfly. Swimming in heat one, he edged out Honduras' Roy Barahona to take a second spot and thirty-third overall by 0.28 of a second in 2:05.71.[3][4]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Utomo qualified again for the 200 m butterfly. After winning a silver medal from SEA Games in Bangkok, Thailand, his entry time of 2:00.81 was officially accredited under a FINA B-standard.[5][6] He challenged seven other swimmers in heat two, including his former rival James Walsh of the Philippines, and four-time Olympian Vladan Marković of the newly independent nation Serbia. He rounded out the field to last place by 0.32 of a second behind Markovic with a slowest time of 2:03.44. Utomo failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed forty-fourth overall in the preliminaries.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donny Utomo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "RI swimming in confidence for SEA Games pool events". The Jakarta Post. 23 November 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's 200m Butterfly Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Men’s 200 Butterfly, Prelims Day 3: Michael Phelps and Japan’s Yamamoto Tie As Fastest Qualifiers; Tom Malchow will be there too". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 200m Butterfly" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 37. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Lines, Chris (11 December 2007). "Indonesia's Wibowo claims sprint double". New York Times. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Men's 200m Butterfly Heat 2". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Afriatni, Ami (29 March 2010). "Luck, Skill Spark Indonesian Swimmer’s Olympic Dream". Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 

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