Aschwin Wildeboer

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Aschwin Wildeboer
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Personal information
Full nameAschwin Wildeboer Faber
NationalityFlag of Spain.svg  Spain
Born (1986-02-14) 14 February 1986 (age 35)
Sabadell, Spain
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
World Championships (LC)
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2009 Rome 100 m backstroke
World Championships (SC)
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2010 Dubai 50 m backstroke
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2010 Dubai 100 m backstroke
European Championships (SC)
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2008 Rijeka 200 m backstroke
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2011 Szczecin 50 m backstroke
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Rijeka 50 m backstroke
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Rijeka 100 m backstroke
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2011 Szczecin 100 m backstroke
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2011 Szczecin 200 m backstroke
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2007 Debrecen 50 m backstroke
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2007 Debrecen 200 m backstroke
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2009 Istanbul 50 m backstroke
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2009 Istanbul 100 m backstroke
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Pescara 50 m backstroke
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Pescara 100 m backstroke
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Pescara 200 m backstroke
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Pescara 4×100 m medley

Aschwin Wildeboer Faber [lower-alpha 1] (born 14 February 1986 in Sabadell, Spain), known as Aschwin Wildeboer, is a Spanish Olympic backstroke swimmer of Dutch origin. [1] [2] [3]

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Biography

His parents, both born and raised in Netherlands, moved to Spain in 1978 and settled in Sabadell, where his father Paulus Wildeboer became the head coach of the local swimming club, called Club Natació Sabadell. He and his parents now live in Denmark, because his father is the Danish national team coach.

Career

Both Aschwin and his older brother, Olaf, a freestyle swimmer, represented Spain at the 2004 Summer Olympics. At the 2004 Olympics, Aschwin was eliminated in the qualifying heats of the 100 m and 200 m backstroke. Since 2004, Aschwin has continued to swim internationally for Spain; however, Olaf began swimming for the Netherlands at the 2006 European Championships.

Aschwin swam again for Spain in the 2008 Summer Olympics, achieving a new Spanish record in the 100 m backstroke (53.51) and finishing seventh.

On 21 December 2008, while swimming at the Spanish Short Course Championships, Wildeboer broke the men's 100-meter backstroke world record with a time of 49.20 seconds—0.13 seconds faster than the previous world record set by Stanislav Donets.

On 1 July 2009, in the Mediterranean Games held in Pescara (Italy), Wildeboer broke the men's 100 m backstroke long course World Record with a time of 52.38—0.16 seconds faster than the previous world record set by Aaron Peirsol in the Beijing Olympics the previous year. Peirsol soon reclaimed the world record.

See also

Notes

  1. This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Wildeboerand the second or maternal family name is Faber.

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Aschwin Wildeboer". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  2. "Wildeboer da el primer oro a España en el europeo de natación" [Wildeboer gives Spain the first gold in the European swimming championship]. El País (in Spanish). 11 December 2008.
  3. "Aschwin Wildeboer, récord del mundo" [Aschwin Wildeboer, world record]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 22 December 2008.
Records
Preceded by
Aaron Peirsol
Men's 100 metre backstroke
world record holder (long course)

1 July 2009 8 July 2009
Succeeded by
Aaron Peirsol