Per Holmertz

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Per Holmertz
Personal information
Full name Per Anders Gustaf Holmertz
Nationality Sweden
Born (1960-02-03) 3 February 1960 (age 57)
Motala, Östergötland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Per ("Pelle") Anders Gustaf Holmertz (born 3 February 1960 in Motala, Östergötland) is a former freestyle swimmer from Sweden. He won a silver medal in the 100 m freestyle at the 1980 Summer Olympics.

He is not a sibling of the accomplished swimmer Anders Holmertz, although they are both from the same town. In 2006, Holmertz was inaugurated into the University of California at Berkeley's Hall of Fame for his numerous wins and records for the school's swimteam in the early eighties. Holmertz graduated with a degree in economics from Cal in 1983.

Personal bests[edit]

Long course (50 m)[edit]

Event Time

Date Meet Location Ref
50 m freestyle 23.05 10 Apr 1980 - Austin, TX, United States
100 m freestyle 50.66 17 Jul 1982 - Stockholm, Sweden
Legend: WRWorld record; EREuropean record; NRSwedish record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial



Sporting positions
Preceded by
Swedish National LC Champion
Men's 50 m freestyle

Succeeded by
Bengt Baron