|Full name||Ewout Holst|
8 October 1978 |
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
|Strokes||freestyle and butterfly|
Holst's early years were spent abroad, travelling with his family to the various postings his father was given as a government official. It was whilst at school in Bonn that his skills as a swimmer became recognised.
He gained his first selection for the Dutch Team for the 1998 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Sheffield. He was disqualified in the heats of the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. After a troubled period he decided to quit swimming after coming seventh in the 50 metres butterfly at the 2004 European Aquatics Championships in Madrid, Spain.
Personal best times
|Short Course||Long Course|
|50m Butterfly||23.77 (2001)||23.91 (2001)|
|100m Butterfly||55.21 (2001)||54.69 (2002)|
|50m Freestyle||22.30 (2000)||22.91 (2000)|
|100m Freestyle||49.38 (2000)||50.50 (2000)|
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