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Inge de Bruijn

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 2
Bronze 2
Total 8
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameInge•de Bruijn
Used nameInge•de Bruijn
Nick/petnamesInky, Invincible Inky
Born24 August 1973 in Barendrecht (NED)
Measurements174 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsZwemvereniging De Dolfijn, Amsterdam
NOC Netherlands

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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) NED Inge de Bruijn
50 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 8
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Netherlands 5
100 metres Butterfly, Women (Olympic) 9
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Netherlands 8
2000 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) NED Inge de Bruijn
50 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Netherlands 2 Silver
100 metres Butterfly, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) NED Inge de Bruijn
50 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
100 metres Butterfly, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Netherlands 6

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2000 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony NED Inge de Bruijn

Olympic family relations

Special Notes