Kira Toussaint

Kira Toussaint (born 22 May 1994) is a Dutch competitive swimmer who specializes in backstroke.[2]

Kira Toussaint
Personal information
National team Netherlands
Born (1994-05-22) 22 May 1994
Amstelveen, Netherlands[1]
StrokesBackstroke, freestyle
College teamTennessee Volunteers

In the semifinals of the 2012 European Short Course Championships in Chartres, France, she broke the Dutch record in the 100 meter backstroke (short course) with a time of 57.16 s.[3] She finished 4th in the final.

Toussaint qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the 100 meter backstroke.[4] Her time of 1:00.25 exactly matched the Olympic Qualifying Time.[5] She finished 18th in the heats and did not advance to the semifinals.

Personal life

Toussaint is the daughter of Jolanda de Rover,[2] the Olympic gold medalist in the 200 meter backstroke at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kira Toussaint". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. "Kira Toussaint". Tennessee Volunteers – Swimming & Diving. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  3. "Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal Results". Omega Timing. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  4. Race, Loretta (12 July 2016). "Kromowidjojo, Dekker, Verschuren Among 17-Strong Dutch Olympic Roster". Swimswam. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  5. Anderson, Jared (7 April 2016). "Toussaint Hits 'A' Cut Dead-On To Join Dutch Olympic Qualifiers On Day 2". Swimswam. Retrieved 13 July 2016.

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