“I kept a book of all the records of 9-, 10- and 11-year-old boys in my bedroom. I wanted to be the best at every age. There were a lot of talented swimmers, but they stopped because of the pressure of the sport. But I enjoyed it”. It showed when Pieter van den Hoogenband, born under Pisces in March 1978, let off steam as the Eindhoven Express this day 15 years ago at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
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