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Lia Dekker (born 24 January 1987) is a Dutch swimmer who specializes in breaststroke. Dekker holds the national record in the 200 metres breaststroke in the 50 m pool. She is the younger sister of Inge Dekker, 2008 Olympic champion in the 4×100 metre freestyle relay.

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Swimming career[edit]Edit

At the Dutch National Championships in June 2008, Dekker qualified for the European SC Championships 2008 in RijekaCroatia. A week before the European Championships, Dekker broke the national record in the 200 m breaststroke, which was set by Linda Moes during the 1988 Olympics in SeoulSouth Korea. The day after she also lowered the national record in the 100 m breaststroke, held by Moniek Nijhuis since 2007. In Rijeka, Dekker placed 18th in the 100 m breaststroke and 20th in the 200 m breaststroke. At the Amsterdam Swim Cup 2009 she qualified herself for the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in RomeItaly in the 100 m breaststroke, although she lost her national record to Nijhuis. In the 200 m breaststroke Dekker lowered her own national record by two seconds, but failed to qualify for Rome for this event.

Personal bests[edit]Edit

Short course[1]
Event Time Date Location
50 m breaststroke 32.78 2008-11-22 WinschotenNetherlands
100 m breaststroke 1:08.04 2008-12-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands
200 m breaststroke 2:27.14 2008-12-20 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Long course[1]
Event Time Date Location
50 m breaststroke 32.18 2009-04-16 AmsterdamNetherlands
100 m breaststroke 1:07.47 2009-04-17 Amsterdam, Netherlands
200 m breaststroke NR 2:28.02 2009-04-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands
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