Joseph PLETINCX

Belgium BEL

  • Olympic Medals
    3 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1908
  • Year of Birth
    1888
Olympic Results

Biography

Joseph PLETINCX

Joseph Pletinckx is one of the few water polo players to have won medals at four consecutive Olympics (1908-1924), three silver and one bronze. Many sources use the spelling Pletincx, which is a misspelling, according to Belgian sources. In 1926 he was captain of the Belgian team that won the first European Championship in water polo. With his club Cercle de Natation de Bruxelles, Pletinckx was a 13-time Belgian champion and won another 13 national titles in swimming over various distances between 400 and 1,200 m. After his active career, he stayed connected with the swimming sport as a coach and official. In 1988 Pletinckx was the first swimmer from Belgium to be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
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Paris 1924

S
Water Polo
Water Polo Water Polo
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Antwerp 1920

S
Water Polo
Water Polo Water Polo
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Stockholm 1912

B
Water Polo
Water Polo Water Polo
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400 metres Freestyle
400 metres Freestyle Swimming
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1,500 metres Freestyle
1,500 metres Freestyle Swimming
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London 1908

S
Water Polo
Water Polo Water Polo