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Joeri VERLINDEN
Sport Swimming
NOC Netherlands   
GenderMen
Born22 Jan 1988 in Roermond, NED
Height1.81 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Eindhoven, NED
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English, French, German
Higher education
Biomedical Science - Eindhoven University of Technology: Netherlands
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
He was born with a kidney disorder that ruled out contact sports, so he followed his brother Sander into swimming.
Club / Team
HPC Eindhoven: Netherlands
Name of coach
Geert Janssen [club]
International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Netherlands
General Interest
Injuries
In early 2020 he fell from his scooter and injured his ribs. (1limburg.nl, 31 Dec 2020)

He suffered cardiac arrhythmia problems in 2014, and a shoulder injury. (swimswam.com, 27 Oct 2014)

He suffered a broken wrist in May 2013 just after recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered a month earlier. The injury kept him from competing at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (volkskrant.nl, 11 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I've learned never to give up, but always to persevere." (nierstichting.nl, 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2009, 2011 and 2012 Sportsman of the Year in Limburg, Netherlands. (Facebook page, 11 Jul 2016)
Other information
KIDNEY DISORDER
He was born with a kidney disorder and his right kidney had to be removed two months after his birth. He has served as an ambassador for the Dutch Kidney Foundation. (joeriverlinden.nl, 30 Nov 2015)

OCCUPATION
In January 2022 he began working as head of strategy and business development for German professional swim team ONEflow Aquatics. (LinkedIn profile, 02 Feb 2022)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2019 he graduated with a master's degree in sports management from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. (LinkedIn profile, 02 Feb 2022)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Butterfly 52.48
6 2012 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 51.82 
7 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.46
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.73
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 52.21
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.11
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Butterfly 51.97
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Butterfly 1:56.74
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Butterfly 1:53.49
4 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 50.45
7 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 22.90
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Butterfly 1:53.86
6 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 50.78
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 23.37
8 2008 Manchester, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.08
Semifinal 2008 Manchester, ENG 100m Butterfly 52.05
Heats 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Butterfly 23.83
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 24.17
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.87
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly  DNS
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 52.16
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:45.57
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:35.24
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Butterfly  DSQ
7 2016 London, ENG 50m Butterfly 23.82
7 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 52.17
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 23.79
8 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:37.85
6 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.77
2 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 51.82
3 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.99
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 200m Butterfly 2:01.74
Semifinal 2008 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 24.41
Semifinal 2008 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 53.09
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 22.97
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 1:55.34
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 50.47
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.12
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Butterfly 50.25
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Butterfly 22.98
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Butterfly 1:53.07
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.71
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Butterfly 23.10
3 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Butterfly 1:53.47
4 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Butterfly 50.97 
10 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Butterfly 23.32
12 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Butterfly 1:55.02
4 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Butterfly 50.57
4 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.93
10 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Butterfly 1:56.15
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 50.52
3 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 23.23
4 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.33
6 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 22.75
5 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Butterfly 1:51.36
5 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.94
4 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 49.88
12 2008 Rijeka, CRO 200m Butterfly 1:55.06
9 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Butterfly 23.29
7 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Butterfly 51.03
32 2006 Helsinki, FIN 100m Butterfly 55.07
34 2006 Helsinki, FIN 50m Butterfly 25.06
27 2006 Helsinki, FIN 200m Butterfly 2:00.90
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
72 2018   Overall Ranking  
4 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 51.15
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 1:54.93
3 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Butterfly 1:53.88
7 2018 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.71
7 2017 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 22.94
7 2017 Berlin, GER 200m Butterfly 1:54.31
5 2017 Eindhoven, NED 200m Butterfly 1:52.85
5 2017 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 50.31
4 2012 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 51.32
5 2012 Stockholm, SWE 200m Butterfly 1:56.47
7 2012 Stockholm, SWE 50m Butterfly 23.70
6 2012 Stockholm, SWE 100m Butterfly 51.82
3 2010 Stockholm, SWE 100m Butterfly 52.02
6 2009 Berlin, GER 200m Butterfly 1:52.61
4 2009 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 50.15 NR