Johannes Drost

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Johannes Drost
Personal information
National team Netherlands
Born (1880-06-22)June 22, 1880[1]
Rotterdam, the Netherlands.[1]
Died September 18, 1954(1954-09-18) (aged 74)[1]
Rotterdam, the Netherlands.[1]
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke

Johannes Drost (June 22, 1880 in Rotterdam – September 18, 1954 in Rotterdam) was a Dutch backstroke swimmer who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics.

He won the bronze medal in the 200 m backstroke event in a time of 3:01.0, narrowly beating compatriot Johannes Bloemen. This was the first swimming medal ever for the Netherlands.


  1. ^ a b c d "Johannes Drost". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2015.