A Golden Wedding: Olympic Champs Kromowidjojo And Weertman Get Married

by Ben Dornan 15

September 13th, 2022 Europe, International, News

Dutch Olympic champions Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Ferry Weertman got married on September 10, 2022. Kromowidjojo and Weertman announced their engagement back in December of 2019 and specified at the time that they would wait until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to officially tie the knot.

They stuck to their word and waited until after racing at the Olympics, which were delayed by a year due to COVID-19. Both Kromowidjojo and Weertman competed at those games and have since retired from the sport.

The duo shared a photo from their wedding via Instagram, along with a video of Dutch DJ Brennan Heart who made a surprise appearance at their wedding. Several fellow Olympians were in attendance at the event including Femke Heemskerk, Arno Kamminga, and Kira Toussaint.

Kromowidjojo swam at her fourth Olympic Games in 2021 and nearly got onto the podium in the 50 freestyle but wound-up 4th overall in a 24.30. She also made the final in the 100 freestyle where she hit a 52.79 for 6th place. Kromowidjojo ended her legendary career in January of 2022. During her time as one of the world’s top sprinters, Kromowidjojo won 2012 Olympic gold in the 50 and 100 freestyle, won Olympic gold in the 4×100 freestyle in 2008, and collected a total of 45 medals across 12 different World Championships meets.

Kromowidjojo and Weertman swam on opposite ends of the freestyle spectrum as Weertman was a distance freestyle expert. He won his Olympic gold medal in the 10km open water race at Rio 2016. He also won gold in that event at the 2017 World Championships and at the 2014 and 2018 European Championships. Weertman competed at Tokyo 2020 in 2021, placing 7th overall in the 10km open water race. He announced his retirement from the sport later that year in December 2021.

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Obese Legend
17 days ago

Serious question: Has there been any swimming Olympic champion in history whose child is also Olympic champion?

Admin
Reply to  Obese Legend
17 days ago

There are actually few athletes who meet these criteria across all sports, and most of them are in the very early days of the Olympics, where being able to afford to travel and train at this level was often a big part of the equation.

Swimming has come close a few times:

Gary Hall Sr. (0/2/1) and Gary Hall Jr. (5/3/2).

The Meeuw family had both parents on Olympic podiums, and both son and daughter-and-law on Olympic podiums, but none of the four won gold medals.

Aleksey Kudryavtsev won an Olympic silver medal in swimming in 1992, and his daughter won an Olympic silver medal in gymnastics all-around in 2016 (which is a fascinating one to me, given the typical… Read more »

Last edited 17 days ago by Braden Keith
NornIron Swim
Reply to  Braden Keith
17 days ago

Aleksey Kudryavtsev – change that to 1992. Before the trolls get on you Braden. 😇

Walter
Reply to  Braden Keith
17 days ago

Pat McCormick is female. Interestingly, she had a 5 month old when she won in 1956.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_McCormick_(diver)

Admin
Reply to  Walter
17 days ago

Yes sorry that’s right. Corrected my comment.

NathenDrake
Reply to  Braden Keith
17 days ago

István Szívós sr. and István Szívós jr. are both olympics champions in water polo. Senior from 52 or 56, while his son won in Montreal. And nearly the son of Szívós won as well in 2008, Márton Szívós, but missed to gold winning hungarian team. Being cut from the team just one year before the games.

Mediocre Swammer
Reply to  Braden Keith
17 days ago

It looks like Yana Kudryavtsev was a rhythmic gymnast (not the “usual” artistic), which makes more sense, maybe? I think being long(er) and lithe, rather than short(er) and explosive makes more sense and is closer to a swimmer body. The “all around” in rhythmic gymnastics appears to be ball, clubs, hoop, and ribbon?

gary hall sr
Reply to  Braden Keith
11 days ago

While I did not win an Olympic gold, Gary Jr won enough for both of us…(10 Olympic medals). I believe we are the only father and son to swim in 3 Olympic Games each. Of that accomplishment, I am very proud.

Congratulations Ronomi and Ferry! Ronomi, I have always been a big fan. Hope to meet you both someday. If the children are sprinters, we will know which side that comes from! Same, if they are distance swimmers.

Gary Sr.

NathenDrake
Reply to  Obese Legend
17 days ago

Nearly, Dezső Gyarmati was a gold medalist 3 times in water polo, and his first wife was Éva Székely an olympic gold medalist seimmer from Helsinki.
Their daughter is Andrea Gyarmati, who won a silver back and a bronze in butterfly in München.

deliriumpowder
17 days ago

Congratulations to Ranomi and Ferry!!!

Justhereforfun
17 days ago

Children gonna have the weirdest event lineup in history, 50 free and 10k

maximum mchuge
17 days ago

The perfect md swimmer kids

Ghost
Reply to  maximum mchuge
17 days ago

Md? My question is will the kids have fast or slow twitch?

MIKE IN DALLAS
Reply to  Ghost
17 days ago

both!

SHRKB8
Reply to  Ghost
17 days ago

Kids will have “FerryFast twitch” 😉