Check out Inge de Bruijn! She is Former Professional HOT Dutch Swimmer whose name has floated back to the surface! Inge just had her 100 meters butterfly world record beat by Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom. Read Inge de Bruijn’s biography after the jump with video.
Back in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics professional Dutch swimmer (and hottie) Inge de Bruijn broke world records with a time of 56.61 in the 100 meters butterfly event. Now nine years later de Bruijn has finally met her match..if only she wasn’t retired.
Swimming sensation Sarah Sjostrom just made her mark, kicking Inge’s time out of the water. Sjostrom came in at the record time of 56.44 seconds. Inge de Bruijn still has plenty to brag about though! Read about her career highlights below.
As a biography Inge de Bruijn is a former professional Dutch swimmer who was born on August 24, 1973 in Barendrecht, South Holland. During the course of her career Bruijn was named Female Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World and obtained several medals.
In 1991 Inge debuted at the World Aquatics Championships. She took home a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay team. In the same year she earned a gold medal for her participation in the European LC Championships.
In 1992 she attended the Summer Olympics. Seven years later she went on to attend the European Championships. She won the 50m freestyle event. In 2000 she attended the Summer Olympics swimming the same event and the 100m freestyle. Her victory earned her a silver medal with record times in both events.
The remainder of Inge de Bruijn’s career remained successful with wins at the 2001 World Championships, the 2003 World Championships and the 2004 Summer Olympics.
She retired in March 2007. She currently lives in the Netherlands.
More photos and a video of Inge de Bruijn are below.
Photo: Wikipedia.org/Michiel Jelijs