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Fanny Blankers-Koen

Fanny Blankers-Koen 

nameFrancina "Fanny" Elsje Blankers-KoenFanny Blankers-Koen
Born26 April 1918
Lage Vuursche, Netherlands
Died25 January 2004 (aged 85)
Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)

Fanny Blankers-Koen (26 April 1918 – 25 January 2004) was a Dutch athlete, she won gold medals in four different events, winning the 100m, 200m, 800m hurdles and anchoring the 4*400m relay at the 1948 olympics in London. Between 1938 and 1951, she set official world records at no fewer than seven individual and two relays events, and it is this unique spread of events that assures her place in history: 100 yards, 100m, 220 yards, 80mh, high jump, long jump and pentathlon.

Medal record

 for the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Gold      1948 London      100 m
Gold      1948 London      200 m
Gold      1948 London      80 m hurdles
Gold      1948 London      4x100 m relay
European Championships
Gold      1946 Oslo             80 m hurdles
Gold      1946 Oslo             4 x 100 m relay
Gold      1950 Brussels     100 m
Gold      1950 Brussels     200 m
Gold      1950 Brussels     80 m hurdles
Silver     1950 Brussels     4x100 m relay
Bronze  1938 Vienna       100 m
Bronze  1938 Vienna       200 m

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