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Biography

BASSON Jean

Nationality Republic of South Africa Flag RSA Republic of South Africa
Birth Date 05/10/1987
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.85/6'0''
Weight (kg / lbs) 0/0
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Men's 200m Freestyle
Aquatics Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle
Member of Republic of South Africa Aquatics Swimming Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
16 Mar
10:54
SAS Men's 400m Freestyle
Heat 01
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - BASSON Jean (2) 3:52.63 Completed
16 Mar
19:29
SAS Men's 400m Freestyle
Final A
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - BASSON Jean (5) 3:52.29 Completed
17 Mar
11:20
SAS Men's 200m Freestyle
Heat 04
Republic of South Africa Flag RSA  - BASSON Jean (4) 1:49.63 Completed

Place Of Birth South Africa
Idol Lance Armstrong, Michael Phelps, Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett
Recent Results FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
24th in the 200m Freestyle (1:49.99)

Commonwealth Youth Games (Bendigo, Australia, Dec-2004)
Bronze in the 100m Freestyle (52.98)
Gold in the 200m Freestyle (1:51.73)
Silver in the 400m Freestyle (3:58.64)
4th in the 4x100m Freestyle relay (3:37.18)
4th in the 4x200m Freestyle relay (7:55.57)
4th in the 4x100m medley relay (4:03.53)
Commonwealth
Games History
has not competed
Olympic
Games History
has not competed
Other In 2004, Jean competed in both the FINA World Short Course Championships and the African Senior Swimming Championships, as well as blitzing the field at the South African Junior National Swimming Championships.

He has also previously been awarded the President's Award (gold level).

He has held South African age group records in the 100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle, and the 50m and 100m Butterfly.

He has been awarded the Best Freestyle Swimming in Gauteng Award and was the St Stithians Sportsman of the Year in 2002.

His inspiration for taking up swimming was to develop his natural talent and for his love of the water.

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