Elfje Willemsen

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Willemsen in 2011

Elfje Willemsen (born 11 January 1985 in Turnhout) is a Belgian bobsledder who has competed since 2007. Her best finish until 2009 in the Bobsleigh World Cup was 20th in the two-woman event at Park City, Utah, in November 2009. Since then she has progressed a lot, with her best result until the beginning of 2014 her 6th place in the World Cup race in Winterberg on 5 January 2014. With this result Belgium reached the 4th place of the competing countries after Germany, US and Canada.

Willemsen finished 18th in the two-woman event at the FIBT World Championships 2009 in Lake Placid, New York.

Before her career as bobsledder, she competed as a javelin thrower.

She qualified with the national bobsleigh team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Together with Eva Willemarck she reached 14th place in the Two-woman bob competition.

In 2014, she participated at the 2014 Winter Olympics, where she and Hanna Mariën ended sixth in the two woman bob.[1]


  1. ^ "Bobsleigh: Athletes – Sochi". sochi2014.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014.