Peter Prijdekker

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Peter Prijdekker
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Peter Prijdekker in 1971
Personal information
Born (1948-06-22) 22 June 1948 (age 70)
Woerden, the Netherlands
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
ClubZIAN, Den Haag

Peter Cornelis Prijdekker (born 22 June 1948) is a former swimmer from the Netherlands. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics, where he was eliminated in the heats of the 200 m, 4 × 100 m and the 4 × 200 m freestyle events. [1]

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

1972 Summer Olympics Games of the XX Olympiad, held in Munich in 1972

The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972.

He grew up in South Africa, but moved to the Netherlands to be able to participate in the Olympic Games, in the time when South Africa was banned by the IOC. After retirement from senior swimming he competed in the masters category. He also took part in five Gay Games winning at least 18 gold medals. [2] He is gay, and was banished by his swimming club after his partner died of AIDS. [3] He then moved to London, where in 2007, together with Tim Denyer, founded the Red Top Swim company, where he works as a swimming coach. [4] [5]

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

International Olympic Committee ruling body of the Olympic movement

The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Gay Games

The Gay Games is a worldwide sport and cultural event that promotes acceptance of sexual diversity, featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes and artists.

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References

  1. Peter Prijdekker. sports-reference.com
  2. The History of LGBT Participation in the Olympics Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine.. gaygames.org
  3. Kathy Marks (3 November 2002). Sydney stays aloof as Gay Games kick off. The Independent.
  4. Coaches: Peter Prijdekker. redtopswim.com
  5. Welcome to Red Top Swim. redtopswim.com
Peter Prijdekker in 1972 Nationale Zwemkampioenschappen te Utrecht, nummer 7 start Peter Prijdekker (rech, Bestanddeelnr 925-7658.jpg
Peter Prijdekker in 1972