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Inge de Bruijn

Full name: Inge de Bruijn
Nickname(s): Inky, Invincible Inky
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: August 24, 1973 in Barendrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Zwemvereniging De Dolfijn, Amsterdam
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Sister of Matthijs de Bruijn.

Medals: 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze (8 Total)

Biography

Inge de Bruijn competed at the 1991 World Swimming Championships, and helped The Netherlands win a bronze medal in the 400 freestyle relay. She then competed at the 1992 Olympics, with minimal success, and her career when into hiding for several years. But she re-surfaced in 1999, winning the 50 free and the 100 fly at the European Championships and the 50 free at the World Championships. She was named 1999 European Swimmer of the Year although it was but a prelude to 2000. At the Sydney Olympic Games, de Bruijn won three individual gold medals – 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly. She continued to compete after Sydney, and in 2001 won the 100 free and the 50 fly at the Worlds, and the 50 and 100 free at the Europeans. She was named World Swimmer of the Year in both 2000 and 2001. At the 2003 World Championships, de Bruijn won her third consecutive world title in the 50 free, and also won the 50 butterfly. Although she was 31-years-old in 2004, ancient for a world-class swimmer, Inge de Bruijn again won the 50 freestyle at the Athens Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Women's 50 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 8
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED 5
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Netherlands NED 9
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Netherlands NED 8
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 50 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 1 Gold
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 1 Gold
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED 2 Silver
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Netherlands NED 1 Gold OR
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Women's 50 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 1 Gold
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 2 Silver
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Netherlands NED 6

Women's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Netherlands Final 8 25.84
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Five 3 QU 25.86
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Netherlands Final 1 24.32
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/WR 24.13
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Ten 1 QU/OR 24.46
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands Final 1 24.58
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 24.56
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Ten 1 QU 24.66

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Netherlands Final 1 53.83
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/WR 53.77
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 54.77
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands Final 2 54.16
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 54.06
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Five 1 QU 54.43

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:44.00 56.03 2:48.49
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Netherlands NED Final 2 3:39.83 53.41 3:39.83
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands NED Final 3 3:37.59 53.37 3:37.59

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Netherlands B Final 1 1:01.02
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Five 4 QC 1:01.12
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Netherlands Final 1 OR 56.61
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OR 57.14
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Seven 1 QU/OR 57.60
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands Final 3 57.99
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 57.50
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Five 2 QU 58.47

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Netherlands NED Final 8 4:10.87 1:00.39 3:15.50
1992 Summer 18 Barcelona Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 3 QU 4:11.25 1:00.64 3:15.67
2004 Summer 30 Athina Swimming Netherlands NED Final 6 4:07.36 58.85 3:13.23