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Conny van Bentum

Full name: Cornelia "Conny" van Bentum
Gender: Female
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: August 12, 1965 in Barneveld, Gelderland, Netherlands
Affiliations: DWK, Barneveld (NED) / California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Conny van Bentum was one of the best freestyle and butterfly swimmers of the 1980s. Her career started in 1979, when she won her first national title at age 13. She proceeded to reach the Olympic final of the 100 m freestyle and win a bronze medal with the Dutch relay squad. She went on to collect two more Olympic relay medals, as well as five World Championship medals (all bronze) and 12 European Championship medals (three silver, nine bronze). Her only international titles came at the 1985 Universiade, where she won the 100 and 200 m freestyle. After winning six medals at the 1983 European Championships, she was elected female athlete of the year in the Netherlands. After completing her medical studies, Van Bentum briefly worked as a staff doctor for the Dutch women's hockey team, before working as a GP in Amersfoort.

Results

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 14 Moskva Swimming Netherlands Final 5 57.63
1980 Summer 14 Moskva Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Four 2 QU 57.51
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands Final 4 56.43
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Four 2 QU 56.94
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Netherlands Final 8 56.54
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Seven 3 QU 56.50

Women's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands Final 5 2:00.59
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Two 1 QU 2:01.52

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1980 Summer 14 Moskva Swimming Netherlands NED Final 3 3:49.51 57.50 57.50
1980 Summer 14 Moskva Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:51.30 57.99 57.99
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands NED Final 2 3:44.40 56.07 3:44.40
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Netherlands NED Final 2 3:43.39 55.73 2:48.35
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:44.12 56.34 56.34

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands Final 7 1:01.94
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:02.01
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Netherlands Final 6 1:00.62
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Six 3 QU 1:00.94

Women's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands Final 8 2:17.39
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Four 3 QU 2:13.74
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands Round One Swim-off for 8th Place 1 QU 2:13.60
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Netherlands Final 8 2:13.17
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Four 2 QU 2:12.41

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Netherlands NED Final 5 4:12.19 1:00.30 3:15.46
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat Three 2 QU 4:11.82 1:00.62 3:15.39