Ferry Weertman

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Ferry Weertman
Campeão dos 10Km na Maratona Aquática (cropped ).jpg
Personal information
National team Netherlands
Born (1992-06-27) 27 June 1992 (age 26)[1]
Naarden, Netherlands[1]
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle

Ferry Weertman (born 27 June 1992) is a Dutch competitive swimmer who specialises in long-distance freestyle and open water events. He is the Olympic gold medalist in the 10 km open water marathon at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Career[edit]

In 2014, he became the European champion in the 10 km open water event.[2] At the 2015 world championships he won a silver medal in the same event.[3]

Weertman was voted 2015 European Open water swimmer of the year by European swimming federation LEN.[4]

In 2016, Weertman won the 10 kilometer event at the 2016 European open water swimming championships in Hoorn, the Netherlands.[5] He finished 5th in the 5 km time trial.

A month later, on 16 August 2016, he won the gold medal in the 10 km open water marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics, outtouching two-time world champion Spyridon Gianniotis.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ferry Weertman". Swim Cup Eindhoven. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Holland Keeps Rolling In Open Water At European Championships With Men's 10K Win". Swimming World. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Jordan Wilimovsky Wins Men's 10K Open Water Race as USA Qualifies 2 to 2016 Rio Olympics". Swimming World. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. ^ "LEN Awards 2015". LEN. 5 January 2016. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. ^ Keith, Braden (10 July 2016). "Ferry Weertman defends European 10K title in Hoorn". Swimswam. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Rio 2016: Weertman snatches victory from Gianniotis in open water". Yahoo. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
United States Jordan Wilimovsky
FINA Open Water Swimmer of the Year
2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent