Kyle Stolk

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Kyle Stolk
Personal information
Full nameKyle Stolk
National team Netherlands
Born (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 22)
Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubPSV Eindhoven
CoachMarcel Wouda

Kyle Stolk (born 28 June 1996) is a Dutch competitive swimmer, who specializes in freestyle events.[1] He won a silver medal in the boys' 200 m freestyle at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, and finished seventh as a member of the Dutch swimming squad in the 4×200 m freestyle relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[2] Stolk currently trains for the swimming league at PSV Eindhoven, under the tutelage of his coach and three-time Olympian Marcel Wouda.[3]

Stolk launched into the global scene as a junior swimmer at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing. There, he nearly charged to the front at the final stretch of the boys' 200 m freestyle, before fading to a runner-up finish in 1:48.59, trailing the Italian swimmer Nicolangelo di Fabio by a small fraction of a second.[2][4]

Two years later, Stolk was selected to the Dutch swimming roster at his senior Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro, competing only in the men's 4×200 m freestyle relay.[5] He swam through the third quarter of the race with a split of 1:47.59 to deliver the Dutch foursome of Dion Dreesens, youngster Maarten Brzoskowski, and anchor Sebastiaan Verschuren a seventh-place time in 7:09.10, holding off the Belgians from the end of the final field by more than two seconds.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kyle Stolk". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Youth Olympic Games: Liliana Szilagyi Vaults to 3rd in World in 200 Fly". Swimming World Magazine. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ Blijboom, Luuk (24 July 2017). "Stolk: niet piekeren, maar zwemmen" [Stolk: "Don't worry, I can still swim"] (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Zilver op Jeugd Olympische Spelen voor zwemmer Kyle Stolk uit Eindhoven" [Eindhoven's swimmer Kyle Stolk wins silver at the Youth Olympic Games] (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Sebastiaan Verschuren Lead 17 Swimmer Dutch Olympic Roster". Swimming World Magazine. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Men's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Final". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  7. ^ "USA Men Earn Gold In 800 Free Relay; Phelps Takes Home 21st Gold Medal". Swimming World Magazine. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.

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