You can tell he has a lot of personality and likes to clown in his photos. That is a big deal at this website and I'll be putting some of his photos in the ADORABLE section. Timmers is a resident athlete for Brabo Antwerp, and trains under his personal coach Ronald Gaastra.
Timmers qualified for three swimming events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 48.92 (100 m freestyle) from the Belgian Championships in Antwerp, just a 0.10-second deficit from an A-cut and a Belgian record held by Yoris Grandjean. He also teamed up with Dieter Dekoninck, Emmanuel Vanluchene, and Jasper Aerents in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay. Swimming the anchor leg, Timmers recorded a fastest split of 48.18, but the Belgian team rounded out the finale to last place in 3:14.40.
On the fourth day of the Games, Timmers competed in two different events with 90 minutes in between. In the 100 m freestyle, he topped the seventh heat by beating seven other swimmers, including two-time Olympic champion Yannick Agnel of France. Swimming in lane eight and standing at two metres tall, he blasted a new Belgian record of 48.54 to pick up a matching sixth seed with Cayman Islands' Brett Fraser from the preliminary heats. Followed by the evening session, Timmers fell short in his bid for the final, as he matched a twelfth-place finish with Australia's James Roberts in his semifinal run, outside a record time of 48.57. Timmers placed twelfth as a member of the Belgian team in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay. Teaming with Dekoninck, Louis Croenen, and Glenn Surgeloose, Timmers anchored the race with a split of 1:48.28 to set a Belgian record of 7:14.44 in the heats.
At the 2012 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Chartres, France, Timmers earned his first two career medals in an international level. In the 200 m freestyle, he touched second behind Agnel with a new short-course Belgian record of 1:43.08. Timmers also solidified his Belgian team (Vanluchene, Grandjean, and Aerents) with a bronze in the 4×50 m freestyle relay, posting their time of 1:25.60.
At the 2016 Olympics Timmers won the silver medal in the men's 100 freestyle. He finished the race with a time of 47.80, breaking his own Belgian Record and awarded with a silver medal. He also swam the 4 x 100 relay team to a 6th place in a new Belgian Record, and the team also finished 8th in the 4x200 freestyle relay.
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"Take it anywhere" camera company Go Pro recorded Pieter practicing for the Rio Olympics in 2016. This HD video was shot during his "intership" in Tenerife.
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I think he is getting married to Elle De Leeuw. Did they have kids already? Is he adopting hers? Oh well, they look great. She is TALL! Or she is used to wearing very very high heels to keep up with her giant mate. Don't miss the ending at 1:20 when he towers over a tiny red convertible.
So where did these kids come from? We will never know until somebody who speaks "Belge" emails and tells me.