Jul 04, 2024

They are Mikèl Schreuders and Chloë Farro, who were chosen by the Aruban Olympic Committee on Wednesday night, in a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Olympic House in their country, led by its President, Wanda Broeksema, an event that served to deliver the flag to the delegation that will leave for France.

Schreuders will repeat with this assignment, the same he had in the last edition of Tokyo 2020 along with Allyson Ponson.

The swimmer, who with this summer’s event will be his third Olympic Games, has achieved an Olympic cycle with multiple results for his country and personally, which includes three medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games, San Salvador 2023, among which stands out the gold medal shared with the swimmer from Mexico, Miguel De Lara, who both set a new record for the regional competition in the 50 meters breaststroke, with a time of 27.51 seconds.

Other achievements of Schreuders were the three medals obtained in the French Elite 2023 (one gold and two bronze) and the four medals in the CCCAN, with one gold and three silver.

Meanwhile, Farro, also a swimmer, comes from winning gold and silver medals at the CCCAN 2023 held in El Salvador, in the 100m and 50m freestyle in both; bronze at the Puerto Rico International Open 2023 and several participations in the CCCAN 2024, recently held in Mexico.


Mikèl will be competing in his third Olympic Games, after placing 45th in Rio 2016 and 31st in Tokyo 2020, in the 100m freestyle, and in the same event in Japan, Schreuders made his debut in the 200m freestyle, placing 33rd.

On her side, Chloë will make her debut in the Paris event, and is part of a delegation of six athletes, which includes Ethan Westera and Just van Aanholt in sailing, Shanayah Howell in BMX racing and Philip Elhage in shooting.

Multiple Central American and Caribbean Games bowling champion Kamilah Dammers will be Aruba’s Chef de Mission at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Written by Noel Werleman


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