Minke Smeets

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Minke Smeets
Minke Smabers (2008-08-25).jpg
Medal record
Women's field hockey
Competitor for the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Gold 2008 Beijing Team competition
Silver 2004 Athens Team competition
Bronze 2000 Sydney Team competition
World Cup
Gold 2006 Madrid Team competition
Silver 1998 Utrecht Team competition
Silver 2002 Perth Team competition
European Championship
Gold 1999 Cologne Team competition
Gold 2005 Dublin Team competition
Silver 2007 Manchester Team competition
Champions Trophy
Gold 2000 Amstelveen Team competition
Gold 2004 Rosario Team competition
Gold 2007 Quilmes Team competition
Silver 1999 Brisbane Team competition
Silver 2001 Amstelveen Team competition
Bronze 1997 Berlin Team competition
Bronze 2002 Macau Team competition
Bronze 2003 Sydney Team competition
Bronze 2006 Amstelveen Team competition
Bronze 2008 M'gladbach Team competition

Minke Smeets (née Smabers; born March 22, 1979 in The Hague, South Holland) is a field hockey midfielder from the Netherlands. Her current team is Laren.

She was part of the team that won the 2007 Champions Trophy. During the Champions Trophy she became the all-time record holder in caps for the national team, wearing the orange jersey for the 235th time in her career in the final, breaking Mijntje Donners' record. She won an Olympic gold medal with the Dutch team by beating China in the final of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

During the closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing her boyfriend, Dutch' baseball teams catcher, Tjerk Smeets proposed, and Minke accepted.[1] Her older sister Hanneke was also a Dutch international.


  1. ^ Aanzoek tijdens sluitingsceremonie

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