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]
Sport
SportSwimming
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.

References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kira Toussaint". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. 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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