Brian Ryckeman

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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 and won the 36 km Maratona Del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy on 1 September 2013.

He is coached by Brugse Zwemkring.

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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