Suzanne Harmes

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Suzanne Harmes
— Gymnast —
Suzanne Harmes (2008-08-25).jpg
Personal information
Full name Suzanne Helena Johanna Harmes
Country represented  Netherlands
Born (1986-01-10) January 10, 1986 (age 28)
Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Height 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight 126 lbs (57 kg)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International
Retired 2010

Suzanne Helena Johanna Harmes (born January 10, 1986 in Zoetermeer) is a Dutch gymnast.

In 2002 she won the silver medal at the European Championships in Patras as a part of the Dutch team alongside Gabriella Wammes, Renske Endel, Monique Nuijten and Verona van de Leur.[1] A year later she became Dutch National Champion for the first time in her career.[2] Harmes represented the Netherlands at the 2004 Summer Olympics where she finished 42nd overall.[3] At the 2005 World Championships in Melbourne she won the bronze medal at the floor exercise, finishing behind Alicia Sacramone and Nastia Liukin.[4] Earlier that year she won the gold medal at the Gymnastics World Cup Championships meeting in Maribor. At the same meeting she also won a silver medal at the beam and a bronze medal at vault.[5]

She withdrew from the 2006 World Championship in Aarhus due to pregnancy.[6] On May 24, 2007 Harmes became mother of her first child, son Lugano.[7] She started competing in the sport again and in June 2008 she qualified herself into the Dutch Olympic team for the 2008 Summer Olympics where she represented her country in the all-around, placing 32nd.[8]

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  1. ^ Senior Team Competition: Long Wait For Dutch Silver , gymmedia.com, ret:Aug 3, 2008
  2. ^ Suzanne Harmes Nederlands Kampioen, peggywessel, ret:Aug 3, 2008
  3. ^ 2004, Zomerspelen XXVIII te Athene Griekenland, sport.nl, ret:Aug 3, 2008
  4. ^ Alicia Sacramone Wins World Championship On Floor, uclabruins.cstv.com, ret:Aug 3, 2008
  5. ^ Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Women, gymnasticsresults.com, ret: Aug 3, 2008
  6. ^ Niet geblesseerd, maar zwanger, kidsweek.nl, ret: Aug 3, 2008
  7. ^ Motherhood, Comeback Come Easy for Harmes, intlgymnast.com, ret: Aug 3, 2008
  8. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ha/suzanne-harmes-1.html