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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Marathon Swimming: A Ferry for Tokyo !

    Ferry Weertman, whose self-styled nickname is VeryFerryFast, qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by taking 7th place in the 10km race at the World Championships in Gwangju on 16 July 2019. The Rio 2016 Dutch Olympic champion is determined to be the first to retain the title in this discipline.
    19 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Marathon Swimming, Netherlands, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 11: Simone Biles goes down in history, a British couple at their peak

    Relive the day of Tuesday 16 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. Simone Biles completes an amazing week with the floor title, her fourth gold medal in Rio, earning her a place among the greatest gymnasts in history. British cyclists Jason Kenny and Laura Trott win gold on the track of the Olympic velodrome.
    16 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Double Dutch joy in Rio 2016 marathon swimming

    The Netherlands completed a golden 10km open water double off Copacabana Beach, with Sharon Van Rouwendaal producing a superb solo swim to win the women’s race by a distance and compatriot Ferry Weertman edging a photo finish to land the men’s title 24 hours later.
    26 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming, marathon 10km, Marathon Swimming
  • News | RIO 2016

    Weertman completes golden Dutch open water double

    Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands took the Rio 2016 men’s 10km open water title in dramatic fashion off Copacabana beach, prevailing by the narrowest of margins to give his country another marathon swimming triumph to go with team-mate Sharon Van Rouwendaal’s victory in the women’s race on 15 August.
    16 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Marathon Swimming, Swimming, Netherlands
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