Linda Bank

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Linda Bank
Personal information
Nationality  Netherlands
Born (1986-01-24) January 24, 1986 (age 28)
Haarlem, Netherlands
Sport
Sport Swimming

Linda Bank (born January 24, 1986 in Haarlem) is a Dutch Olympic swimmer.[1]

Bank mainly focuses on the freestyle distances and is part of the Dutch national team that swims races at the larger international tournaments.[1] In 2007 she took part at the World Championships in Melbourne where she was eliminated in the heats at the 200m freestyle. However in the 4 × 200m freestyle relay she and her team mates reached the final in which they finished in 8th position.[1] At the 2008 European Championships in Eindhoven she also took part in the 4 × 200m freestyle relay, swimming in the heats and helping the Dutch to achieve the final spot. In this final she was replaced, but her team mates finished fourth.[1]

Bank qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in which she formed a team with swimmers like Inge Dekker, Chantal Groot, Femke Heemskerk, Saskia de Jonge, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Manon van Rooijen, Hinkelien Schreuder, Jolijn van Valkengoed and Marleen Veldhuis.[1] She did not qualify for an individual event, but was able to swim for the team in the three relay events (4 × 100m freestyle, 4 × 200m freestyle, 4 × 100m medley). She was not chosen to swim in the freestyle relays and saw her team mates win the gold medal in the 4 × 100m freestyle.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Athlete biography: Linda Bank, 2008 Olympics website (beijing2008.cn), ret: Aug 14, 2008