Short documentary on Suriname’s Olympic medalist, Anthony Nesty


[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for this post.] University of Florida students in Telecommunications, Blake Manganiello and Chloe Pappas, have produced a 5-minute documentary on one of Suriname’s biggest sport heroes, Anthony Nesty. Watch it here:

Anthony Conrad Nesty, born in Trinidad in 1967 and raised in Suriname, was an Olympic gold medalist for Suriname in the 100-metre butterfly event in 1988. He was the second black athlete to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming, following Curaçao-born Enith Brigitha (see who won two bronze medals for the Netherlands at the 1976 Olympics. Nesty also won a bronze medal for Suriname at the 1992 Olympic Games and till today is his country’s only Olympic medal winner.

After winning his Olympic gold medal, Nesty accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he enjoyed a successful career with the Florida Gators swimming team. Currently, he is the associate head coach for the Florida Gators men’s swimming team.

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