Elles Leferink

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Elles Leferink
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Born (1976-11-14) 14 November 1976 (age 40)
Weerselo, Overijssel, Netherlands

Elles Maria Leferink (born 14 November 1976 in Weerselo, Overijssel) is a volleyball player from the Netherlands, who represented her native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, finishing in fifth place.

Leferink was a leading youngster in the Netherlands national team that won the gold medal at the 1995 European Championship by defeating Croatia 3–0 in the final.

Among other awards she was elected "best player of Europe" aged 19 in 1995 and "best server" at the World Championship 1998 and the European Championship in 2003.

She retired in 2007, becoming a mother.

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