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Arno KAMMINGA
Sport Swimming
NOC Netherlands   
GenderMen
Born22 Oct 1995 in Katwijk aan Zee, NED
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Amsterdam, NED
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began lifesaving at a young age until he started to swim competitively in 2012.
Club / Team
HPC Amsterdam: Netherlands
Name of coach
Mark Faber [club, national], NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Travelling, sailing. (arnokamminga.com, 31 Dec 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." [Michael Jordan] (Instagram profile, 08 Nov 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2015)
Other information
TOKYO MEDALS
He bought a Japanese flag when he competed at the 2017 World Cup event in Tokyo, Japan, and hung it on the bedroom door of his apartment in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to remind him of his ambition to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He went on to win two silver medals at the 2020 Games. "On vacations I usually buy the flag of the country where we were. In 2017 I was in Tokyo for the World Cup. Every day in the bus from my hotel to the swimming pool I passed the construction site of the Olympic swimming stadium. I found that super cool and inspiring. Then I immediately bought the Japanese flag in a shop." (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Dec 2021; ad.nl, 04 Dec 2019)

FATHER'S SUPPORT
His mother died of breast cancer at age 48 in 2011. He says he is grateful for his father's support following her passing. "He did a splendid job. It wasn't easy for him because in the beginning the four of us [him, his father and his two siblings] were all struggling to cope with the loss and the new life. I think my sister and I were further ahead of our father dealing with the loss and getting on with our lives. After a year, a year and a half, my father had a place for it and came down and his emotions went down and he was really supportive of us. Especially for me it has always been like, 'I won't push you into anything, just make your own choices. If you want to swim, you're going to swim; if you don't want to swim, I'm also fine. Do whatever you want, I am there supporting you, no matter what'. For me that was really like a liberation; it was really nice to have that support no matter what. No matter if I swim good or bad, he is always there and he is my biggest fan. For my dad to be so supportive but also really free was for me the best scenario." (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 21 Jul 2021)

BREAKTHROUGH SWIM
He believes that the 2017 European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, announced his arrival as a contender on the international scene. He helped the Dutch mixed 4x50m medley relay team win gold in Copenhagen. "I had never participated in a large tournament and came out of nowhere for many swimmers. Now they can no longer ignore me and I feel a lot of respect." (ad.nl, 04 Dec 2019; parool.nl, 20 Oct 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 58.00
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:07.01
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:41.25
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
17 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:10.33
2 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 58.62
3 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:41.54
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Breaststroke 2:08.48
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Breaststroke 59.49
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:09.94
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.39
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 59.76
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:02.42
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Breaststroke 26.32
4 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Breaststroke 56.06
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:26.59
1 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.20
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:03.72
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.10
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.70
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA 200m Breaststroke  
7 2022 Rome, ITA 100m Breaststroke 59.68
1 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:41.73
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:07.35
5 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.13
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 58.10
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:41.28
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 59.69
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Breaststroke 2:09.87
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 27.72
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:45.57
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:35.24
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:01.74
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 55.79
8 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 26.47
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.18
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.16
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Breaststroke 2:02.36
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 25.84
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 56.06
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.12
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:02.46 
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Breaststroke 57.03
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Breaststroke 26.40
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.76
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.71
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021   Overall Ranking  
1 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 56.72
1 2021 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:01.92
1 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 26.00
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 56.08
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:02.07
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 26.25
1 2021 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 56.35
1 2021 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.10
2 2021 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:02.05
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 55.82
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 25.95
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:02.13
1 2019 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 59.15
2 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 27.21
1 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:09.03
1 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.13
1 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 59.05
1 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:07.96
1 2019 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:48.03
2 2019 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 59.25
3 2019 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 27.12
2 2019 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:08.39
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 58.98
3 2019 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.15
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:09.26
28 2018   Overall Ranking  
8 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 27.10
7 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:06.17
8 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 58.19
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:05.49
1 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.68
2 2018 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 59.74
4 2018 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 27.87
2 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:11.21
1 2018 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:49.18
6 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 57.75
7 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Breaststroke 2:05.18
1 2018 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.64
3 2018 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 59.99
8 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.91
4 2018 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:12.07
1 2018 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:46.10
5 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 57.74
8 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Breaststroke 2:06.77
8 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 57.92
63 2017   Overall  
8 2017 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 26.75
5 2017 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 57.09
1 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.41
5 2017 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 57.80
6 2017 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 2:01.21
6 2017 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.77
4 2017 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:06.56
1 2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.92
6 2017 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 26.71
6 2017 Eindhoven, NED 200m Breaststroke 2:05.50
1 2017 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.34
5 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.95
3 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:05.28
4 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.73
5 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Individual Medley 1:59.52
1 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.75
6 2017 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 26.73
3 2017 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.80
7 2017 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 26.56
4 2017 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 57.53