Brian Ryckeman

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Ryckeman finished seventh in the [[Olympic 10K Marathon Swim]] at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 16th at the [[2012 London Olympics]] by virtue of his 7th place finish at the 2011 [[FINA World Championships]].  He also won the first-ever gold for his country at the European Open Water Swimming Championships by winning the 25K race in September 2011.
Ryckeman finished seventh in the [[Olympic 10K Marathon Swim]] at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 16th at the [[2012 London Olympics]] by virtue of his 7th place finish at the 2011 [[FINA World Championships]].  He also won the first-ever gold for his country at the European Open Water Swimming Championships by winning the 25K race in September 2011.
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At the 2011 [[FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup]] he placed 8th.  He is currently competing on the 2012 [[FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup]] and the [[FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix]] [[pro circuit]]s.  He won the silver medal in 25 km at the 2013 [[FINA World Championships]] in Barcelona, Spain and won the 36 km [[Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli]] in Italy on 1 September 2013.
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At the 2011 [[FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup]] he placed 8th.  He is currently competing on the 2012 [[FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup]] and the [[FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix]] [[pro circuit]]s.  He won the silver medal in 25 km at the 2013 [[FINA World Championships]] in Barcelona, Spain, finishing only 0.4 seconds behind the gold medalist [[Thomas Lurz]], and won the 36 km [[Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli]] in Italy on 1 September 2013.
He is coached by [[Brugse Zwemkring]] and helps others experience [[open water swimming]] including [[Jean-Luc Piens]].  He gives lectures, clinics, and talks on [[open water swimming]].
He is coached by [[Brugse Zwemkring]] and helps others experience [[open water swimming]] including [[Jean-Luc Piens]].  He gives lectures, clinics, and talks on [[open water swimming]].
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* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/09/the-two-going-to-five.html The Two Going To The Five]
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/09/the-two-going-to-five.html The Two Going To The Five]
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* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/10/trent-grimsey-retires-old-record-at.html Trent Grimsey Retires Old Record At The Clean Half]
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* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/07/unprecedented-championships-for-thomas.html Unprecedented Championships For Thomas Lurz]
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Latest revision as of 02:37, 2 January 2014

Brian Ryckeman
Brian Ryckeman (born July 13, 1984) diving in at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Brian Ryckeman is a world-class professional marathon swimmer and two-time Olympic marathon swimmer from Belgium. His nicknames are Brainiac or Shark.

Ryckeman finished seventh in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 16th at the 2012 London Olympics by virtue of his 7th place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships. He also won the first-ever gold for his country at the European Open Water Swimming Championships by winning the 25K race in September 2011.

At the 2011 FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup he placed 8th. He is currently competing on the 2012 FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup and the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix pro circuits. He won the silver medal in 25 km at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, finishing only 0.4 seconds behind the gold medalist Thomas Lurz, and won the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy on 1 September 2013.

He is coached by Brugse Zwemkring and helps others experience open water swimming including Jean-Luc Piens. He gives lectures, clinics, and talks on open water swimming.

2012 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results

1. Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia - 1:49:55.1
2. Thomas Lurz of Germany - 1:49:58.5
3. Richard Weinberger of Canada - 1:50:00.3
4. Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece - 1:50:05.3
5. Daniel Fogg of Great Britain - 1:50:37.3
6. Sergey Bolshakov of Russia - 1:50:40.1
7. Vladimir Dyatchin of Russia - 1:50:42.8
8. Andreas Waschburger of Germany - 1:50:44.4
9. Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria - 1:50:46.2
10. Alex Meyer of the USA - 1:50:48.2
11. Julien Sauvage of France - 1:50:51.3
12. Troyden Prinsloo of South Africa - 1:50:52.9
13. Erwin Maldonado of Venezuela - 1:50:52.9
14. Igor Chervynskiy of Ukraine - 1:50:56.9
15. Yasunari Hirai of Japan - 1:51:20.1
16. Brian Ryckeman of Belgium - 1:51:27.1
17. Valerio Cleri of Italy - 1:51:29.5
18. Csaba Gercsak of Hungary - 1:51:30.9
19. Arseniy Lavrentyev of Portugal - 1:51:37.2
20. Ky Hurst of Australia - 1:51:41.3
21. Ivan Enderica Ochoa of Ecuador - 1:52:28.6
22. Yuriy Kudinov of Kazakhstan - 1:52:59.0
23. Francisco Jose Hervas of Spain - 1:53:27.8
24. Mazen Aziz Metwaly of Egypt - 1:54:33.2
25. Benjamin Schulte of Guam - 2:03:35.1

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