She is a four-time Olympic champion and a former world record-holder.
At the in she defended her gold medal in the 50 m free, and took silver in the 100 m free, and two bronze: one in the 100 m butterfly and another in the 4×100 m relay.
In 1999, she won the 50 m at the European Championships.
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She did not compete at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
De Bruijn's 2004 title retains its place as the oldest female Olympic champion in swimming history.