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Riaan Schoeman (born 18 September 1989 in Vereeniging) is a South African swimmer who specializes in the Individual Medley and Freestyle events.[1] He is a multiple-time South African champion and record holder for the Individual Medley and Freestyle events. Schoeman also competes in open water events and was victorious in the 2009 edition of the Midmar Mile. His brother Henri Schoeman is also an athlete, winning bronze in the 2016 Summer Olympics triathlon.

Riaan Schoeman
Personal information
Nationality  South Africa
Born (1989-09-18) 18 September 1989 (age 28)
South Africa
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport Swimming
Event(s) Freestyle, Medley
Updated on 24 September 2012.

Throughout his career he has been ranked as high as second in the 400m Individual Medley world rankings and has consistently finished among the top ten. Schoeman has represented South Africa at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, Schoeman claimed a bronze medal in the 400m Individual Medley. He has also competed in both the 2007 All-Africa Games in Algiers as well as the 2011 All-Africa Games held in Maputo, he received seven medals throughout these Games.


  1. ^ "Riaan Schoeman". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012.