Sebastiaan Verschuren

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Sebastiaan Verschuren
Personal information
Full name Sebastiaan Verschuren
National team  Netherlands
Born (1988-10-07) 7 October 1988 (age 28)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Nationaal Zweminstituut Amsterdam

Sebastiaan Verschuren (born 7 October 1988) is a Dutch former competitive swimmer who specialized in short- and middle-distance freestyle events. At the 2016 European Aquatics Championships he won the gold medal in the 200 meter freestyle. He participated in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, finishing 5th in the 100 meter freestyle in 2012.

Swimming career[edit]

After competing in the European Junior Swimming Championships in 2005 and 2006 Verschuren made his international senior debut at the 2006 European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary with a 19th position in the 1500 m freestyle.

Two years later he participated in the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven in his home country, where he reached 13th place in the 200 m freestyle. In the 4 × 200 m freestyle, he finished 9th in the heats, just missing out on the final and qualification for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Verschuren finished 5th in the final of the 100 m freestyle.

Verschuren qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the 100 and 200 meter freestyle, and the 4 × 200 meter freestyle relay.[1] In the 200 meter freestyle, he finished 11th in the semifinals.

Personal bests[edit]

Short course[2][3]
Event Time Date Location
100 m freestyle 49.02 2009-12-11 Istanbul, Turkey
200 m freestyle 1:46.15 2009-12-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands
400 m freestyle 3:53.18 2008-12-11 Rijeka, Croatia
1500 m freestyle 15:22.77 2005-12-18 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Long course[2][3]
Event Time Date Location
100 m freestyle 47.88 2012-08-10 London, United Kingdom
200 m freestyle 1:45.69 2009-07-27 Rome, Italy
400 m freestyle 3:48.95 2011-04-07 Eindhoven, Netherlands
800 m freestyle 8:08.90 2006-06-10 Eindhoven, Netherlands
1500 m freestyle 15:35.26 2006-03-11 Antwerpen, Belgium

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Race, Loretta (July 12, 2016). "Kromowidjojo, Dekker, Verschuren Among 17-Strong Dutch Olympic Roster". Swimswam. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Sebastiaan Verschuren. Zwemkroniek Online. Retrieved on 2008-09-07.
  3. ^ a b Sebastiaan Verschuren www.swimrankings.net

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