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Ronald Ferdinand Zwerver
(born June 6, 1967 in Amsterdam
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, Noord-Holland) is a retired volleyball
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player from the Netherlands
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, who represented his native country in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1988
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in Seoul, South Korea. He was one of the dominant forces in Dutch volleyball in the 1990s.
After having won the silver medal in 1992 (Barcelona
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) Zwerver's finest hour came in 1996, when he won the gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia
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with the Dutch Men's National Team by defeating Italy
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in the final (3-2). He is the current coach of Nesselande, which is a team that plays in the highest Dutch league.
- 1990 FIVB World League "Best Spiker"
- 1991 FIVB World League "Best Server"
- 1991 FIVB World League "Best Spiker"