Anthony Nesty

Surinamese Swimmer + Olympic Gold Medalist + Coach

Anthony Conrad Nesty is a former Surinamese international swimmer who was an Olympic gold medalist in the 100-metre butterfly event in 1988.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Anthony Nesty.


1967 Birth Anthony Nesty was born in Trinidad and Tobago in 1967, the youngest of five children in his family. … Read More


1984 16 Years Old After placing twenty-first in the 100-metre butterfly at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Nesty entered the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, a renowned program for training and preparation of elite, world-class swimmers. … Read More
1987 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, he won the gold medal in the 100-metre butterfly and the bronze medal in the 200-metre butterfly at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis, Indiana. … Read More


1988 20 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, Nesty edged American favorite Matt Biondi by one one-hundredth of a second to win the 100-metre butterfly; he finished the event in 53.00 seconds and Biondi in 53.01. … Read More
1989 21 Years Old After winning his gold medal in Seoul, Nesty received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he enjoyed a successful NCAA swimming career with the Florida Gators swimming and diving team under coach Randy Reese and coach Skip Foster from 1989 to 1992. … Read More
1990 22 Years Old Nesty won gold medals in the 100-metre butterfly at the Goodwill Games in 1990 and the FINA World Championships in 1991.
1994 26 Years Old Nesty graduated from the University of Florida with his bachelor's degree in 1994.


1998 30 Years Old Nesty was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1998, and the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2002. … Read More
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