At the 2002 Commonwealth Games he won a bronze medal in the 100 m freestyle and came 4th in the 50 m freestyle events.
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In 1999 he had a much better Pan Pacific Championships winning silver in the 1500 m freestyle, and bronze in the 400 m and 200 m freestyle.
After achieving a disappointing 5th in the 1500 m freestyle event and 8th in the 400 m freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney he elected to discontinue competing in the 1500 m event, concentrating instead on the 50 m and 100 m freestyle events.
He won an Olympic gold medal in the 4×100 m freestyle relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
He is the former joint owner of the 4×100 m freestyle relay world record and holds several South African records.
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Ryk Neethling OIS (born 17 November 1977) is a South African swimmer.
Sapa and Shain Germaner Olympic gold medalist Ryk Neethling today dismissed claims by his ex-girlfriend, American Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard, that they abused drugs during the time they were together.
that ecstasy, cocaine and acid were taken during a two-month SA stay during which she met Neethling’s family.
Worst wedding dresses - PHOTOSWhile Ryk has previously opted not to take part in interviews about his romantic life‚ this one was different.