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Anders Holmertz

Full name: Anders Sören Holmertz (Johansson-)
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: December 1, 1968 in Motala, Östergötland, Sweden
Affiliations: Motala SS, Motala (SWE) / Spårvägens SF, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 4 Silver, 1 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Anders Holmertz learned to swim at age four, in the indoor pool where his mother worked as a lifeguard. He developed into an all-round freestyle swimmer, who excelled in the 200 metres. In that event, he won two Olympic silvers (1988 and 1992), a World Championship silver (1994) and four European Championship medals, including one gold (1987). He added to his medal collection in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay, which also earned him two Olympic silvers (1992 and 1996), one world title (1994) and one world title in the 25 metre pool (1993). In all, Holmertz earned 23 medals in international championships. Holmertz' record in Swedish championships is impressive, winning a total of 86 titles, 46 long course, 40 short-course. These span all distances from 100 metres to 1,500 freestyle, and also includes some individual medley titles. After the 1997 World Short Course Championships in Göteborg, Sweden, where he won two silver medals in the relay, Holmertz retired to start working in information technology.

Results

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Sweden B Final 4 1:52.44
1984 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Four 2 QC 1:51.70
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming Sweden Final 2 1:47.89
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 1:49.28
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming Sweden Final 2 1:46.86
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Six 2 QU 1:46.76
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Swimming Sweden Final 5 1:48.42
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:48.41

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Sweden Round One Heat One 4 4:03.07
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming Sweden Final 8 3:51.04
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Six 2 QU 3:50.06
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming Sweden Final 3 3:46.77
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Five 2 QU 3:49.95
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Swimming Sweden Final 5 3:50.68
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:52.27

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Three 6 16:11.38

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming Sweden SWE Final 5 3:20.10 49.69 3:20.10
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Swimming Sweden SWE Final 7 3:20.16 50.06 2:30.20

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Sweden SWE Final 6 7:26.53 1:51.33 5:34.85
1984 Summer 15 Los Angeles Swimming Sweden SWE Round One Heat One 4 QU 7:28.60 1:51.36 7:28.60
1988 Summer 19 Seoul Swimming Sweden SWE Final 6 7:19.10 1:48.06 1:48.06
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming Sweden SWE Final 2 7:15.51 1:46.16 3:35.85
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Swimming Sweden SWE Round One Heat Three 1 QU 7:20.03 1:50.15 7:20.03
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Swimming Sweden SWE Final 2 7:17.56 1:47.03 3:37.50
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Swimming Sweden SWE Round One Heat Three 2 QU 7:20.61 1:48.71 7:20.61