Frédérik Deburghgraeve

Frédérik Edouard Robert "Fred" Deburghgraeve (born 1 June 1973 in Roeselare)[1] is a former Belgian swimmer who won the gold medal in the 100 m breaststroke and set a world record during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He is now retired from swimming and makes a living as a salesman. He lives in Roeselare. Deburghgraeve was trained by a Dutchman, named Ronald Gaastra.

Frédérik Deburghgraeve
Personal information
Full nameFrédérik Edouard Robert Deburghgraeve
Nickname(s)Fred, Fredje, Fredje Raketje
Nationality Belgium
Born (1973-06-01) 1 June 1973
Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
ClubRoeselare Zwemvereniging

In 2008 Deburghgraeve was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

See also


  1. Deburghgraeve's page Archived 19 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine at
  2. Deburghgraeve's entry Archived 9 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine from the ISHOF website; retrieved 2011-10-18.
Preceded by
Károly Güttler
World Record Holder
Men's 100 Breaststroke

20 July 1996 15 June 2000
Succeeded by
Roman Sloudnov

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