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Pieter van den Hoogenband

Dutch swimmer

Pieter van den Hoogenband was born on 14 March, 1978. He is a former Dutch swimmer. He won three gold medals at the Olympics. He swam at the Olympics four times, from 1996 to 2008.[2] He held the world record in the 100 meter and 200 meter freestyle.[3] Van den Hoogenband is well known for his races in the 200 meter freestyle against Ian Thorpe from Australia.

Pieter van den Hoogenband
Pieter van den Hoogenband (2008-08-25).jpg
van den Hoogenband in 2008
Personal information
Full namePieter Cornelis Martijn van den Hoogenband
Nickname(s)The Flying Dutchman, The Dutch Dolphin, Hoogie[1]
Nationality Netherlands
Born (1978-03-14) 14 March 1978 (age 41)
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)


  1. Pieter van den Hoogenband Retrieved 8 September 2016
  2. Pieter van den Hoogenband.
  3. "Pieter van den Hoogenband". Swim Swam Partners, LLC. Retrieved 10 September 2015.

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