Saskia Loretta van Erven Garcia

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Saskia Loretta van Erven García (Rotterdam, August 29, 1987) is a Dutch-Colombian female fencer.[1][2] At the 2012 Summer Olympics she competed in the Women's foil, and was defeated 9-14 in the second round.[3][4]

Van Erven García studies journalism at a university in Amsterdam, while she trains fencing at SchermCentrum Amsterdam. Although she was born and raised in the Netherlands, she changed her fencing nationality to her mother's country Colombia in 2011, and represented Colombia at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] Van Erven García's mother comes from Colombia.[6]


  1. ^ "Saskia Van Erven, una colombiana formada en Holanda para los Juegos". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Esgrimista colombiana Saskia Van Erven García se despide de JO
  3. ^ "Saskia Loretta Van Erven Garcia Profile". Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Primeras eliminaciones colombianas". Semana (in Spanish). 28 July 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  5. ^ website (Dutch and Spanish) Schermnationaliteit (fencing nationality) "Daarvoor heb ik altijd voor Nederland geschermd, maar in juni 2011 heb ik mijn schermnationaliteit veranderd naar mijn moederland Colombia. De reden? Ik kan meer bereiken als Colombiaanse schermster."
  6. ^ 8-days-for-the-olympics