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Fred Deburghgraeve

Full name: Frédérik Edouard Robert "Fred" Deburghgraeve
Nickname(s): Fredje
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: June 1, 1973 in Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Affiliations: Roeselare Zwernvereniging
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

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 to qualify for the Sydney Olympics, and is now a shoe salesman, and active in the municipal council of Langemark-Poelkapelle.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Belgium BEL 34
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Belgium BEL 19
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Belgium BEL 16
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Belgium BEL 1 Gold
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Belgium BEL 17 QC

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Belgium Round One Heat Seven 8 1:05.10
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Belgium Final 1 1:00.65
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Belgium Round One Heat Six 1 QU/WR 1:00.60

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Belgium Round One Heat Six 6 2:16.93
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Belgium Round One Heat Four 4 QC 2:16.10

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Belgium BEL Round One Heat Two 5 3:47.64 1:02.89 1:59.54