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Helge Folkert Meeuw (born 29 August 1984 from Wiesbaden, Germany) is an Olympic and national record holding swimmer from Germany. He swam for Germany at the:

  • Olympics: 2004, 2008, 2012
  • World Championships: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011
  • European Championships: 2006, 2012
  • World University Games: 2007, 2009
  • Short Course Worlds: 2006
  • Short Course Europeans: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Helge Meeuw
Personal information
Full nameHelge Folkert Meeuw
Nationality Germany
Born (1984-08-29) 29 August 1984 (age 35)
Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesButterfly, Backstroke

At the 2008 German Swimming Championships in Berlin, he swam in 53.10 sec a new European Record at 100m backstroke. He also holds 200 m (short course and long course) backstroke German national records in swimming.

Personal bestsEdit

Long course

  • 100 m backstroke 52.27 NR
  • 200 m backstroke 1:53.34 NR

Short course

  • 200 m backstroke 1'51.51 NR

FamilyEdit

Both his parents, Folkert Meeuw and Jutta Weber, competed for West Germany in swimming, and both won medals at Olympic Games and World and European championships.[1] His wife, Antje Buschschulte, also competed for Germany and won Olympic medals.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Helge Meeuw". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-12-15.
  2. ^ "Antje Buschschulte". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2015-08-28.

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