Frédérik Deburghgraeve

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Frédérik Deburghgraeve
Personal information
Full name Frédérik Edouard Robert Deburghgraeve
Nickname(s) Fred, Fredje, Fredje Raketje
Nationality  Belgium
Born (1973-06-01) 1 June 1973 (age 44)
Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Roeselare Zwemvereniging

Frédérik Edouard Robert "Fred" Deburghgraeve (born 1 June 1973 in Roeselare)[1] is a former Belgian swimmer who won the gold medal in the 100 m breaststroke and set a world record during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He is now retired from swimming and makes a living as a salesman. He currently lives in Roeselare. Deburghgraeve was trained by a Dutchman, named Ronald Gaastra.

In 2008 Deburghgraeve was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]


  1. ^ Deburghgraeve's page Archived 19 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine. at
  2. ^ Deburghgraeve's entry Archived 9 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine. from the ISHOF website; retrieved 2011-10-18.
Preceded by
Károly Güttler
World Record Holder
Men's 100 Breaststoke

20 July 1996 – 15 June 2000
Succeeded by
Roman Sloudnov