Monique Wildschut is voorgedragen voor de International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF). Op 29 oktober 2016 vindt de officiële ceremonie plaats in Santa Clara California.

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF), recognized by FINA, the international governing body for the Olympic aquatic sports, today announced the dates for ISHOF’s 52nd Annual Honors Weekend, October 28-30, 2016, in Santa Clara, California.

The ISHOF Class of 2016 includes Swimmers Larisa Ilchenko (RUS), Aaron Peirsol (USA), Camille Muffat (FRA) and Dara Torres (USA); Divers Dmitry Sautin (RUS) and Guo Jingjing (CHN); Synchronized Swimmer Yelena Azarova (RUS); Water Polo Players: Seven members of the 2000-2008 Hungarian Olympic water polo team (HUN); Marathon Swimmers Desmond Robert “Des” Renford (AUS) and Monique Wildschut (NED); Swimming Coach Bob Bowman (USA); Contributor Sir Peter Heatly (GBR); Pioneers Simeon Boychenko (RUS), Horst Gorlitz (GRD/ITA/FRG), Frank Gorman (USA), Hilda James (GBR) and Leonid Meshkov (RUS).

Monique is al opgenomen in de International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF). Daar staat zij als volgt vermeld:

“Monique Wildschut, Netherlands, 1993

Monique Wildschut dominated the women’s professional marathon swimming circuit from the mid-1980’s to the early 1990’s. She crossed the English Channel in 8 hours 44 minutes in 1982 and had the fastest swim of the year in 1984 (8 hours 19 minutes). She was the fastest woman at the 32 km (20-mile) Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean in Canada in 7 hours 46 minutes in 1983 and was second overall at the 64 km (40-mile) Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean double-crossing in 17 hours 28 minutes in 1989.”

Tijdens de Algemene Leden Vergadering van de KNZB op zaterdag 23 april jl. is Monique, door voorzitter Erik van Heijningen, onderscheiden met de gouden speld voor haar bijzondere prestaties.

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