Geertje Wielema

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Geertje Wielema 1951.jpg
Geertje Wielema in 1951
Personal information
Born 24 July 1934
Hilversum, the Netherlands
Died 18 August 2009 (aged 75)
Almere, the Netherlands
Sport
Sport Swimming
Club De Robben, Hilversum

Geertje Wielema (24 July 1934 – 18 August 2009) was a freestyle and backstroke swimmer from the Netherlands, who won the silver medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in the 100 m backstroke. In 1954 she was named Holland's first female Sportspersonality of the Year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (WOMEN). gbrathletics.com
  2. ^ Geertje Wielema. sports-reference.com
Awards
Preceded by
Arie van Vliet
Dutch Sportspersonality of the Year
1954
Succeeded by
Mary Kok