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A silver medallist at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the Dutch women's eight, she was also in the women's eight in the 1996 Summer Olympics, finishing sixth. Appeldoorn also won World Championship bronze in the Women's Eight in 1995 and the Women's Coxless Fours in 1998.
She married fellow Dutch rower Henk-Jan Zwolle in October 1998.
-  World Rowing - Official Website