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Inge DEKKER
Sport Swimming
NOC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Born18 Aug 1985 in Assen, NED
Height1.83 m
Weight 67 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Bas Looman
Residence
Amsterdam, NED
Languages
Dutch, English, French
Higher education
Psychology - Open University - Netherlands: Eindhoven, NED
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six in Leusden, Netherlands.
Why this sport?
"Some of my friends were also swimming. I tried it and immediately liked it."
International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
Netherlands
Tournament
European Short Course Championships
Location
Antwerp, BEL
General Interest
Nicknames
Inge the Second, The Other Inge [both in reference to Dutch swimmer Inge de Bruijn], Ing, Inch [because of the French pronunciation of her given name]. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015; zwemkroniek.com, 23 Feb 2007)
Hobbies
Going out for dinner, reading books, travelling, cooking, shopping. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015; Facebook page, 27 Nov 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and in the 50m butterfly at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Injuries
In January 2015 she suffered a lower back injury that hampered her throughout the year. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)

In November 2011 she suffered a stress fracture in her heel and she took three months to recover from the injury. (omroepbrabant.nl, 22 Nov 2011)

In 2010 she suffered a shoulder injury that forced her out of the pool for three months. She was fully recovered after six months. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live in the moment." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She has been named a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. (Facebook page, 27 Nov 2016)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Lia has competed in swimming at international level. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015; liadekker.com, 09 Dec 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport in October 2016. (volkskrant.nl, 14 Oct 2016)

ILLNESS
In early 2016 she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She underwent surgery in March 2016 and returned in time to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (telegraaf.nl, 17 Feb 2016; swimswam.com, 24 Mar 2016; volkskrant.nl, 14 Oct 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 25.31
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:33.81
2 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:33.79
Heats 2012 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 58.30
6 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.28
8 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 58.54
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 55.23
1 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:33.76
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2004 Athens, GRE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.59
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 58.05
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 25.64
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 25.83
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:35.77
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 58.70
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.71
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:33.96
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
5 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.31
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Freestyle 1:57.00
1 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:31.72
Semifinal 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Freestyle 25.50
4 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Butterfly 58.30
3 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Butterfly 26.11
Semifinal 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Freestyle 1:59.04
8 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:04.81
3 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.81
7 2005 Montreal, CAN 50m Butterfly 26.93 
6 2005 Montreal, CAN 100m Butterfly 59.01
4 2005 Montreal, CAN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:39.37
Heat 2005 Montreal, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:07.39
Heat 2005 Montreal, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:10.79
Semifinal 2003 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 59.74
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 56.40
3 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 24.73
6 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 24.02
1 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:26.53
1 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.24
1 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:32.85
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 25.48
8 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 57.46
1 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:28.54
Heats 2008 Manchester, ENG 100m Butterfly  DNS
3 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Butterfly 25.60
1 2008 Manchester, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:38.90
4 2008 Manchester, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:56.07
1 2008 Manchester, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:29.42
4 2006 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 26.29
7 2006 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 58.70
1 2006 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:33.32
13 2002 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 27.42
22 2002 Moscow, RUS 100m Butterfly 1:01.77
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 57.72
7 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 25.01
4 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 25.75
4 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:58.33
2 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.26
2 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:45.93
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 25.32
2 2008 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 26.30
2 2008 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 58.50
3 2008 Eindhoven, NED 100m Freestyle 54.12
1 2008 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:33.62 
4 2008 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:56.14
3 2008 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:04.41
1 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 58.35
4 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.67
7 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 25.38
7 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 55.20
2 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.04
5 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:06.18
12 2004 Madrid, ESP 50m Butterfly 27.78
18 2004 Madrid, ESP 100m Butterfly 1:01.10
2 2004 Madrid, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:41.39
3 2004 Madrid, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Butterfly 25.52
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Butterfly 56.77
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Freestyle 24.50
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.20
3 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.03
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.85
4 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.23
3 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 25.29
4 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Butterfly 57.14
7 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Freestyle 24.34
3 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.62
17 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Freestyle 52.85
Heats 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle  DNS
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 56.51
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 25.38
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.34
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.98
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 55.74
  2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Freestyle  DNS
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 25.00
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 51.35
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.25
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.69
17 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Butterfly 25.94
9 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Butterfly 57.64
1 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.80
1 2007 Debrecen, HUN 100m Butterfly 56.82
1 2007 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.82
2 2007 Debrecen, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.74
2 2006 Helsinki, FIN 50m Butterfly 25.65
2 2006 Helsinki, FIN 100m Butterfly 57.19
8 2006 Helsinki, FIN 200m Butterfly 2:09.98 NR
2 2006 Helsinki, FIN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:37.27
9 2005 Trieste, ITA 100m Freestyle 53.89
5 2005 Trieste, ITA 100m Butterfly 58.59
2 2005 Trieste, ITA 50m Butterfly 26.20
1 2005 Trieste, ITA 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.27
1 2005 Trieste, ITA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:47.44
4 2004 Vienna, AUT 100m Butterfly 59.00
  2004 Vienna, AUT 50m Freestyle  DNS
6 2004 Vienna, AUT 50m Butterfly 26.65
9 2004 Vienna, AUT 200m Butterfly 2:11.27
1 2004 Vienna, AUT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:37.97
1 2004 Vienna, AUT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:48.21
17 2003 Dublin, IRL 50m Butterfly 27.09
8 2003 Dublin, IRL 100m Butterfly 59.50
11 2002 Riesa, GER 50m Butterfly 27.36
10 2002 Riesa, GER 100m Butterfly 1:00.46
4 2001 Antwerp, BEL 50m Butterfly 27.32
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2014   Overall  
2 2014 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 56.03
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 23.97
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 52.72
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 24.97
1 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 56.05
1 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 52.61
1 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 24.04
1 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 25.27
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 56.03
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 23.95
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 52.01
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 24.59
1 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Butterfly 56.03
1 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.02
1 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Freestyle 52.83
1 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.24
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Butterfly 56.08
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.05
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 52.83
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 25.31
1 2014 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 56.08
2 2014 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 24.09
2 2014 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 52.84
1 2014 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 25.13
1 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 56.11
2 2014 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 23.89
4 2014 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 52.85
1 2014 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 25.18
27 2013   Overall  
3 2013 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.68
5 2013 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 57.97
6 2013 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 53.37
3 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 25.66
4 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 57.91
4 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 24.52
4 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 53.72
3 2013 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 25.88
6 2013 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 53.85
5 2013 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 24.88
6 2013 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 58.64
8 2013 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 58.30
3 2013 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 25.67
4 2013 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.11
4 2013 Moscow, RUS 100m Butterfly 58.89
7 2013 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 25.10
4 2013 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 54.61
2 2013 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 25.97
6 2013 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 57.88
8 2013 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 24.76
6 2013 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 53.72
4 2013 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 25.87
5 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 57.33
3 2013 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 25.43
7 2013 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 24.33
7 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 53.33
30 2012   Overall  
3 2012 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 57.65
3 2012 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 24.56
2 2012 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 25.98
2 2012 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 58.04
3 2012 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 24.78
3 2012 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 54.25
2 2012 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 25.98
9 2012 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley 1:03.69
2 2012 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 58.30
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 24.75
2 2012 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 26.08
4 2012 Moscow, RUS 100m Butterfly 58.58
4 2012 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.78
1 2012 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 25.65
4 2012 Stockholm, SWE 100m Butterfly 58.77
4 2012 Stockholm, SWE 50m Freestyle 24.74
2 2012 Stockholm, SWE 50m Butterfly 25.85
2 2012 Stockholm, SWE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.72
17 2009   Overall  
4 2009 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 23.77
3 2009 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 52.21
7 2009 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 25.43
2 2009 Durban, RSA 100m Freestyle 52.91
2 2009 Singapore, SGP 200m Freestyle 1:54.80
2 2009 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 25.09 NR
2 2009 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 52.11
5 2009 Stockholm, SWE 50m Butterfly 25.29
1 2007 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 56.88
2 2007 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 25.72
1 2007 Stockholm, SWE 100m Butterfly 57.10
2 2007 Stockholm, SWE 100m Freestyle 53.34
3 2007 Stockholm, SWE 50m Butterfly 25.89