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Fred Deburghgraeve

Frederik Deburghgraeve
Personal information
Full name Frederik Edouard Robert Deburghgraeve
Nickname(s) Fred, Fredje, Fredje Raketje
Nationality  Belgium
Born (1973-06-01) 1 June 1973 (age 41)
Roeselaere, West-Vlaanderen
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 61 kg
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club Roeselare Zwemvereniging
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Frederik ("Fred") Edouard Robert Deburghgraeve (born 1 June 1973 in Roeselare)[1] is a former Belgian swimmer who won the gold medal in the 100 m breaststroke and set a world record during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He is now retired from swimming and makes a living as a shoe salesman. He currently lives in Poelkapelle. Deburghgraeve was trained by a Dutchman, named Ronald Gaastra.

In 2008 Deburghgraeve was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]


Preceded by
Károly Güttler
World Record Holder
Men's 100 Breaststoke

20 July 1996 – 15 June 2000
Succeeded by
Roman Sloudnov

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