Anke Rijnders

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Anke Rijnders
Anke Rijnders 1971.jpg
Anke Rijnders in 1971
Personal information
Born (1956-08-23) 23 August 1956 (age 60)
Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Sport Swimming
Club AZ&PC, Amersfoort

Anthonia ("Anke") Marie Rijnders (born 23 August 1956) is a former butterfly and freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands, who competed for her native country at the 1972 Summer Olympics. As a member of the Dutch relay teams she finished in fifth place, both in the 4 × 100 m medley and the 4 × 100 m freestyle. On her personal starts, Rijnders finished in seventh (200 m freestyle) and eighth (400 m freestyle) place.[1]

The same year she set three European records, in the 200 m and 400 m freestyle and 4 × 100 m medley relay.[2]

She married the water polo player Wouter Gerritse and changed her last name to Gerritse.[1] Their son, Willem Wouter Gerritse, is also a water polo player.[3]


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  3. ^ Vijf dagen op een heel levenMoest tijdens naar Duitsland voor de ArbeitseinsatzJan Rijnders. (12 January 2011)
Anke Rijnders (top) in 1972
Anke Rijnders in 1969