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Anders Holmertz

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 4
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAnders Sören•Holmertz (Johansson-)
Used nameAnders•Holmertz
Born1 December 1968 in Motala (SWE)
Measurements185 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsMotala SS, Motala (SWE) / Spårvägens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

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

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) SWE Anders Holmertz
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 12
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 23
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 22
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 6
1988 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) SWE Anders Holmertz
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 8
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 6
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) SWE Anders Holmertz
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 5
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver
1996 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) SWE Anders Holmertz
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 7
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver

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