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Ferry Weertman

Ferry Weertman

Dutch swimmer
Ferry Weertman
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Dutch swimmer
Is Athlete Swimmer
From Netherlands
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 27 June 1992, Naarden
Age 29 years
Star sign Cancer
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Ferry Weertman (born 27 June 1992) is a Dutch competitive swimmer who specialises in long-distance freestyle and open water events. He is the Olympic gold medalist in the 10 km open water marathon at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Career

In 2014, he became the European champion in the 10 km open water event. At the 2015 world championships he won a silver medal in the same event.

Weertman was voted 2015 European Open water swimmer of the year by European swimming federation LEN.

In 2016, Weertman won the 10 kilometer event at the 2016 European open water swimming championships in Hoorn, the Netherlands. He finished 5th in the 5 km time trial.

A month later, on 16 August 2016, he won the gold medal in the 10 km open water marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics, outtouching two-time world champion Spyridon Gianniotis.

Personal life

As of 2016 he has a relationship with Dutch swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo.

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