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1 Jun 1973
Fredje
176 cm / 61 kg 5'9'' / 134 pounds
Male

Belgium had never won an Olympic title in swimming until Fred Deburghgraeve won the 100 m breaststroke in Atlanta. He had impressed in qualification, setting a new World Record, and again beat the old record in the final. Deburghgraeve had won his first title the previous season, winning the European title in Vienna. Coached by Dutchman Ronald Gaastra, Deburghgraeve also won the World Championships in 1998, completing his collection of title. The best Belgian swimmer of all time, he won the Belgian male athlete of the year award in each of his three title years. Deburghgraeve quit swimming after failing...

Frederik in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Breaststroke
    • 17
      Swimming
      200 metres Breaststroke
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • 34
      Swimming
      100 metres Breaststroke
    • 19
      Swimming
      200 metres Breaststroke
    • 16
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Medley Relay

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