Inge Dekker

Inge Dekker (born 18 August 1985) is a Dutch former competitive swimmer who specialised in butterfly and freestyle events. She won the bronze medal with the Dutch women's 4×100-metre freestyle relay team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, alongside teammates Inge de Bruijn, Marleen Veldhuis and Chantal Groot. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Dekker became Olympic champion in the 4×100-metre freestyle together with Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Femke Heemskerk and Marleen Veldhuis, setting a then Olympic record.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was part of the Dutch 4 x 100 metre freestyle team that won the silver medal, with Veldhuis, Heemskerk and Kromowidjojo, behind the Australian team who set a new Olympic record.[2]

Inge Dekker
Personal information
National team Netherlands
Born (1985-08-18) 18 August 1985
Assen, Netherlands
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubNationaal Zweminstituut Eindhoven

Personal life

Dekker's younger sister Lia was also a member of the Dutch national swimming team.

In February 2016, Dekker was diagnosed with cervical cancer. In March, she had a successful surgery and she made the 2016 Summer Olympics,[3] which were her fourth Olympics.

Personal bests

Short course[4][5]
Event Time Date Location
50 m freestyle 23.53 2009-12-11 Istanbul, Turkey
100 m freestyle 51.35 2009-12-11 Istanbul, Turkey
200 m freestyle 1:54.73 2014-12-03 Doha, Qatar
50 m butterfly NR 24.59 2014-09-01 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
100 m butterfly NR 55.74 2009-12-13 Istanbul, Turkey
200 m butterfly 2:09.98 2006-12-07 Helsinki, Finland
Long course[4][5]
Event Time Date Location
50 m freestyle 24.42 2012-03-16 Amsterdam, Netherlands
100 m freestyle 53.61 2009-07-26 Rome, Italy
200 m freestyle 1:57.00 2009-07-28 Rome, Italy
50 m butterfly 25.50 2014-06-15 Rome, Italy
100 m butterfly 57.32 2014-07-11 Dordrecht, Netherlands

See also


  1. "Veldhuis anchors Dutch to relay gold". Reuters. 2008-08-10. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  2. "2012 London Olympics: Australia Reclaims Women's 400 Free Relay Gold; Natalie Coughlin Ties for Most Decorated Female Olympic Swimmer – Swimming World News". Swimming World News. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  3. "Inge Dekker Undergoes Successful Cervical Cancer Surgery". Swimming World. March 24, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  4. Inge Dekker. Zwemkroniek Online. Retrieved on 2008-03-18.
  5. Inge Dekker
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