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Johan Bontekoe

Full name: Johan Klaas Bontekoe
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: July 1, 1943 in Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands
Died: March 25, 2006 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: HPC, Heemstede (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Swimming

Biography

In 1962, Johan Bontekoe became the first male Dutch swimmer to win a European title since 1938. In a close fight with Hans Rosendahl, he defeated the Swede to win the 400 m freestyle. Although he qualified for the Rome Olympics with the 4 x 200 m relay team, the Dutch federation did not enter the team for the Games. Bontekoe did qualify for Tokyo, where he was eliminated in the heats of the 400 m freestyle. In his own country, Bontekoe was the dominant long distance swimmer, winning 14 national titles and breaking a national record 28 times. Earning a living in the banking world, Bontekoe was involved with the Dutch swimming federation in several position. He died at age 62 of pneumonia, after several years of ill health.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 2 h3 r1/2
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED 5 h1 r1/2
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED 6 h1 r1/2

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Three 2 4:26.6

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 5 3:43.8 56.2 3:43.8

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 6 8:27.7 2:02.2 2:02.2