Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel

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Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel.jpg
Personal information
Born (1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 31)
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club SCHC
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Netherlands 203 (28)

Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (born 16 April 1987) is a Dutch field hockey player.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed for the Netherlands women's national field hockey team in the women's event.[1] Fox News notes her as one of ten LGBT Olympians to medal in London.[2]

Private life[edit]

Carlien is lesbian and had a relationship with her national team-mate Maartje Paumen.[3]


  1. ^ "Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel Profile". Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  2. ^ 10 Gay Olympians Win Medals In London, Tie Jamaica And Iran In Gold Medal Count
  3. ^ Zware tijd voor Dirkse van den Heuvel