Peter Prijdekker in 1971
|Born||22 June 1948|
Woerden, the Netherlands
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
|Club||ZIAN, 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.
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