Helge Meeuw

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Helge Meeuw
Personal information
Full name Helge Folkert Meeuw
Nationality  Germany
Born (1984-08-29) 29 August 1984 (age 32)
Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, Backstroke

Helge Folkert Meeuw (born 29 August 1984 from Wiesbaden, Germany) is an Olympic and national record holding swimmer from Germany. He swam for Germany at the:

  • Olympics: 2004, 2008, 2012
  • World Championships: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011
  • European Championships: 2006, 2012
  • World University Games: 2007, 2009
  • Short Course Worlds: 2006
  • Short Course Europeans: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

At the 2008 German Swimming Championships in Berlin, he swam in 53.10 sec a new European Record at 100m backstroke. He also holds 200 m (short course and long course) backstroke German national records in swimming.

Personal bests[edit]

Long course

  • 100 m backstroke 52.27 NR
  • 200 m backstroke 1:53.34 NR

Short course

  • 200 m backstroke 1'51.51 NR

Family[edit]

His both parents, Folkert Meeuw and Jutta Weber, competed for West Germany in swimming, and both won medals at Olympic Games and World and European championships.[1] His wife, Antje Buschschulte, also competed for Germany and won Olympic medals.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helge Meeuw Archived 2012-12-15 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Antje Buschschulte Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 

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