Wiebe Wolters

Wiebe Johan Wolters (25 December 1932 – 15 January 2001) was a Singaporean sportsman who represented his country in swimming and water polo.

Wiebe Wolters
Personal information
Full nameWiebe Johan Wolters
Born(1932-12-25)25 December 1932
Dutch East Indies
Died15 January 2001(2001-01-15) (aged 68)
Mijas, Spain
Sport
Country Singapore
SportSwimming, Water polo
ClubSingapore Swimming Club

BiographyEdit

Born in the Dutch East Indies, Wolters moved to Singapore as a child, Wolters started out as a competitive swimmer, specialising in sprint events. He won a silver medal in the 100 m freestyle at the 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi and was a member of the 4 x 100 m freestyle gold medal winning relay team.[1]

Unable to make the Olympics as a swimmer, he changed his focus to water polo and won another Asian Games gold medal in 1954 with the Singapore men's national water polo team. He represented Singapore in water polo at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, where the team finished 10th. His elder brother Alexander was one of his teammates.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wiebe Johan Wolters". Singapore National Olympic Council.
  2. ^ "Olympics: Siblings Quah Zheng Wen and Ting Wen realising a-quah-tic dreams". The Straits Times. 1 August 2016.

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