Sebastiaan Verschuren

Sebastiaan Verschuren (born 7 October 1988) is a Dutch former competitive swimmer who specialized in short- and middle-distance freestyle events.[1] At the 2016 European Aquatics Championships he won the gold medal in the 200 meter freestyle. He participated in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, finishing 5th in the 100 meter freestyle in 2012.[2]

Sebastiaan Verschuren
Personal information
Full nameSebastiaan Verschuren
National team Netherlands
Born (1988-10-07) 7 October 1988
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubNationaal Zweminstituut Amsterdam

Swimming career

After competing in the European Junior Swimming Championships in 2005 and 2006 Verschuren made his international senior debut at the 2006 European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary with a 19th position in the 1500 m freestyle.

Two years later he participated in the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven in his home country, where he reached 13th place in the 200 m freestyle. In the 4 × 200 m freestyle, he finished 9th in the heats, just missing out on the final and qualification for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Verschuren finished 5th in the final of the 100 m freestyle. He also competed in the 200 m freestyle and the 4 x 100 m medley relay.[2]

Verschuren qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the 100 and 200 meter freestyle, and the 4 × 200 meter freestyle relay.[3] In the 200 meter freestyle, he finished 11th in the semifinals.[4]

Personal bests

Short course[5][6]
Event Time Date Location
100 m freestyle 47.21 7 August 2013 Eindhoven, Netherlands
200 m freestyle 1:43.25 8 August 2013 Eindhoven, Netherlands
400 m freestyle 3:51.42 8 November 2014 Tilburg, Netherlands
1500 m freestyle 15:22.77 18 December 2005 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Long course[5][6]
Event Time Date Location
100 m freestyle 47.88 10 August 2012 London, United Kingdom
200 m freestyle 1:45.69 27 July 2009 Rome, Italy
400 m freestyle 3:48.95 7 April 2011 Eindhoven, Netherlands
800 m freestyle 8:08.90 10 June 2006 Eindhoven, Netherlands
1500 m freestyle 15:35.26 11 March 2006 Antwerpen, Belgium

See also

References

  1. "European Champion Sebastiaan Verschuren Announces Retirement". Swimswam. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  2. "Sebastiaan Verschuren Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  3. Race, Loretta (July 12, 2016). "Kromowidjojo, Dekker, Verschuren Among 17-Strong Dutch Olympic Roster". Swimswam. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  4. "Men's 200m Freestyle". www.Rio2016.com. 8 August 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  5. Sebastiaan Verschuren. Zwemkroniek Online. Retrieved on 2008-09-07.
  6. Sebastiaan Verschuren www.swimrankings.net


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