Puck Oversloot

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Puck Oversloot
Puck Oversloot 1932.jpg
Puck Oversloot in 1932
Medal record
Competitor for  Netherlands
Women's Swimming
Silver 1932 Los Angeles 4x100 m freestyle
European Championships
Bronze 1934 Magdeburg 100 m backstroke

Maria Petronella "Puck" Oversloot (May 22, 1914 – January 7, 2009) was a Dutch swimmer. Together with Marie Braun, she was the top national backstroke and freestyle competitor. At the 1932 Summer Olympics, Braun was listed for the 4x100 m freestyle relay, but fell ill and was replaced by Oversloot. The team won a silver medal. Both Braun and Oversloot qualified for 400m freestyle semifinals, but because Braun could not participate, Oversloot withdrew from the event, in solidarity.[1]

In 1933, Oversloot broke the national record in 100m backstroke set by Braun and became the national champion. She won a bronze medal in the same event at the 1934 European Aquatics Championships.[2][3]

She was born and died in Rotterdam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurryt van de Vooren (2009-01-17). Zwemster Puck Oversloot overleden (in Dutch). sportgeschiedenis.nl
  2. ^ Puck Oversloot. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (WOMEN). gbrathletics.com