Ryk Neethling

Sport: Swimming
November 17, 1977
South Africa

The first South African to compete in four successive Olympic Games, the highlight of his exceptional career was the Olympic gold medal he won in the 4×100 metres freestyle relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He is also a former member of the team which held the 4×100m freestyle relay world record, and he holds several South African records.