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14 Mar 1978 Maastricht, Netherlands
VDH, Hoogie, The Dutch Dolphin
193 cm / 80 kg 6'4'' / 176 pounds
Male

After narrowly missing the podium twice in Atlanta, Pieter van den Hoogenband broke through to the top in the next Olympiad. His first international titles came in 1999, when he won six gold medals at the European Championships in Istanbul. He confirmed his status as the best freestyle sprint swimmer at the Sydney Olympics. In a close race with home favourite Ian Thorpe, he won the 200 m freestyle in world record time. Two days later, in the Olympic semi-finals, he became the first man to swim the 100 m free in less than 48 seconds. He won the final...

Pieter in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
7
medals
Gold medal:3 Silver medal:2 Bronze medal:2
  • Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    • 5
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 10
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • 17
      Swimming
      50 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Freestyle
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Swimming
      50 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      200 metres Freestyle
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Swimming
      4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 4
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 9
      Swimming
      50 metres Freestyle
    • 4
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 4
      Swimming
      200 metres Freestyle
    • 5
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 7
      Swimming
      4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
    • 10
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Medley Relay

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