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Anders Holmertz

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Full name  Anders Soren Holmertz
Club  Motala SS
Nationality  Sweden
Name  Anders Holmertz

Sport  Swimming
Role  Swimmer
Strokes  Freestyle
Height  1.85 m
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Born  1 December 1968 (age 47) (1968-12-01) Motala, Ostergotland
Olympic medals  Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre freestyle
Similar People  Lars Frolander, Yevgeny Sadovyi, Duncan Armstrong, Matt Biondi, Kieren Perkins

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Anders Holmertz (born 1 December 1968 in Motala) is a Swedish retired swimmer who was a leader in freestyle (200 and 400 meters) races in the 1980s and at the beginning of the 1990s, though often missing personal success. He also settled a record in the 400 m freestyle. He is the brother of another Swedish swimmer, Mikael Holmertz.

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His first appearance at Olympic Games is in 1984 at Los Angeles, at the age of sixteen. Holmertz missed the final of 200 m freestyle, with the time of 1:51.70. He scored his first international medal at the European Championships of Sofia one year later, arriving 3rd in the 4×200 m freestyle relay.

Homertz's achieved his main success at the next edition of European Championship, winning 200 m freestyle with the time of 1:48.44, beating rising Italian star Giorgio Lamberti. At Seoul he was the favourite in this race but surprisingly finished second behind Duncan Armstrong. Also a relative failure was the next European Championship, where Holmertz was only third in the 200 m freestyle.

After a series of fourth places, he trained well for the 1992 Summer Olympics. After a startling battery series, Holmertz was second in the 200 m behind the Russian surprise Yevgeny Sadovyi and third in the 400 m, again beat by Sadovyi and by Kieren Perkins. Holmertz won another silver medal in 4×200 m freestyle relay, the best result ever for his national team.

At the 1993 European Championship Holmertz won bronze medal in the 200 m and silver medal in the 400 m, both in freestyle. At the 1994 World Championship in Rome Holmertz finally won a gold medal, in the 4×200 m freestyle, plus a solo second place in the 200 m. His last success was a silver medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay at Atlanta in 1996, after a 5th place in the 200 m solo race.

FINA World Aquatics Championships

  • 1994 World Aquatics Championships: 4 × 200 m freestyle
  • European LC Championships

  • European LC Championships 1987: 200 m freestyle
  • European Junior Swimming Championships

  • 1983 European Junior Swimming Championships: 1500 m freestyle
  • Swedish Swimming Championships

  • 1984 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1985 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1986 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 800 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1987 Swedish Swimming Championships: 400 m freestyle
  • 1988 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1989 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1990 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1991 Swedish Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1992 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1993 Swedish Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley, 4 × 200 m freestyle, 4 × 100 m medley
  • 1994 Swedish Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 4 × 200 m freestyle, 4 × 100 m medley
  • 1995 Swedish Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley, 4 × 200 m freestyle, 4 × 100 m medley
  • 1996 Swedish Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley, 4 × 200 m freestyle
  • Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships

  • 1984 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 400 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1985 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 400 m freestyle, 1500 m freestyle
  • 1986 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 400 m freestyle, 4 × 200 m freestyle
  • 1987 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 400 m freestyle
  • 1988 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1989 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1990 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1991 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 200 m individual medley
  • 1992 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 100 m individual medley, 200 m individual medley
  • 1993 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 100 m individual medley
  • 1994 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 4 × 100 m freestyle, 4 × 200 m freestyle, 4 × 100 m medley
  • 1995 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 4 × 100 m freestyle, 4 × 200 m freestyle
  • 1996 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle
  • 1997 Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships: 100 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle, 4 × 100 m freestyle
  • Clubs

  • Motala SS
  • Spårvägens SF
  • References

    Anders Holmertz Wikipedia


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