Johan Schans

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Johan Schans

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Johan Schans in 1968
Personal information
Born (1949-05-14) 14 May 1949 (age 68)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Club De Vechtstreek, Utrecht

Johannes "Johan" Schans (born 14 May 1949) is a retired Dutch swimmer. He competed in the 200 m and 4×200 m freestyle events at the 1968 Summer Olympics, but failed to reach the finals. [1]

The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Mexico City, Mexico, from October 12th to the 27th.

In 1969 he changed to marathon swimming and finished second in the 42 km (26 mile) Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean professional race in 10 h 12' and fourth in the 57 km (36 mile) Santa Fe-Coronda river swim in Argentina in 8 h 1'. Overall he was ranked 2nd in the world in 1969 and first in 1970. [2] Later in the 1970s he broke the world record in 10 mile swim more than once. [3] In 1970, he was inducted to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. [4]

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References

  1. Johan Schans Archived 2012-11-08 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. Wennerberg, Conrad (1999). Wind, Waves, and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon Swimming. Breakaway Books. pp. 330–331. ISBN   978-1-55821-615-0.
  3. Dan Levin (5 August 1974). Settling Down To A Dog-tired Paddle. Sports Illustrated.
  4. Honourees Archived 2012-10-02 at the Wayback Machine.. imshof.org
Schans is congratulated in water by his wife after a competition in 1970 Johan Schans and wife 1970.jpg
Schans is congratulated in water by his wife after a competition in 1970