Ria van Velsen

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For the Dutch gymnast, see Ria van Velsen (gymnast).
Ria van Velsen
Ria van Velsen 1960.jpg
Medal record
Women's swimming
Competitor for the  Netherlands
European Championships
Gold 1962 Leipzig 100 m backstroke
Silver 1962 Leipzig 4×100 m medley

Maria Martina "Ria" van Velsen (born 22 March 1943 in The Hague) is a retired Dutch backstroke swimmer who participated in the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics. In 1960, she was sevenths individually in the 100m backstroke event. She was also part of the Dutch medley team that broke the 4×100 m medley Olympic record in the preliminaries; however, they finished fourth in the final.[1] She also won two medals at the 1962 European Aquatics Championships,[2] and set four world records: three in 100m backstroke (1958, 1959, 1960) and one in the 4×100 m medley relay (1964).[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ria van Velsen. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (WOMEN). gbrathletics.com
  3. ^ Ria van Velsen. chello.nl
  4. ^ A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week. sportsillustrated.cnn.com (1964-07-06).
The Dutch medley team that broke the 4×100 m medley Olympic record in 1960: Ria van Velsen, Tineke Lagerberg, Erica Terpstra and Ada den Haan.