Nina Hoekman

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Nina Hoekman Jankovskaja
Born (1964-08-08)8 August 1964
Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died 26 June 2014(2014-06-26) (aged 49)
Zutphen, Netherlands

Nina Hoekman, born Nina Georgijevna Jankovskaja,(8 August 1964 – 26 June 2014) was a Dutch draughts player and coach.[1] At the 2012 World Mind Sports Games she received a silver medal.[2][3]


Born in Kiev, Hoekman moved to the Netherlands in 1995 and married Dutch draughts player Henk Hoekman.[4] She became Dutch draughts champion 11 times, winning her last title in March 2014 when she was in a wheelchair and not able to move the pieces herself because of her illness.[5]


She died of breast cancer in Zutphen at 49 years.


  1. ^ KNDB article
  2. ^ FMJD World Cup
  3. ^ "Nina Hoekman (8/8/1964 – 26/6/2014) passed away". Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  4. ^ Damster Nina Hoekman (49) overleden - Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch)
  5. ^ Ernstig zieke Hoekman verovert elfde damtitel - Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch)