Ferry Weertman

Ferry Weertman (born 27 June 1992) is a Dutch competitive swimmer who specialises in long-distance freestyle and open water events. He is the Olympic gold medalist in the 10 km open water marathon at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Ferry Weertman
Personal information
National team Netherlands
Born (1992-06-27) 27 June 1992[1]
Naarden, Netherlands[1]
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)


In 2014, he became the European champion in the 10 km open water event.[2] At the 2015 world championships he won a silver medal in the same event.[3]

Weertman was voted 2015 European Open water swimmer of the year by European swimming federation LEN.[4]

In 2016, Weertman won the 10 kilometer event at the 2016 European open water swimming championships in Hoorn, the Netherlands.[5] He finished 5th in the 5 km time trial.

A month later, on 16 August 2016, he won the gold medal in the 10 km open water marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics, outtouching two-time world champion Spyridon Gianniotis.[6]


  1. "Ferry Weertman". Swim Cup Eindhoven. 18 March 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  2. "Holland Keeps Rolling In Open Water At European Championships With Men's 10K Win". Swimming World. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. "Jordan Wilimovsky Wins Men's 10K Open Water Race as USA Qualifies 2 to 2016 Rio Olympics". Swimming World. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. "LEN Awards 2015". LEN. 5 January 2016. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. Keith, Braden (10 July 2016). "Ferry Weertman defends European 10K title in Hoorn". Swimswam. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  6. "Rio 2016: Weertman snatches victory from Gianniotis in open water". Yahoo. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
Preceded by
Jordan Wilimovsky
FINA Open Water Swimmer of the Year
Succeeded by
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