Jan Lammers (athlete)

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Jan Lammers
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Jan Lammers in 2008
Personal information
Nationality Dutch
Born (1926-09-30)30 September 1926
Drachten, Friesland, Netherlands
Died 1 September 2011(2011-09-01) (aged 84)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 100m, 200m, 4×100m

Jan Lammers (30 September 1926 – 1 September 2011[1][2]) was a Dutch sprinter. He competed in the 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay events at the 1948 Summer Olympics and finished in sixth place in the relay.[3]

As a teenager Lammers trained in gymnastics and changed to athletics only after World War II. At the 1946 European Athletics Championships he was part of the Dutch 4 × 100 m team (with Jo Zwaan, Gabe Scholten and Chris van Osta) that finished in fourth place. In 1948 he won his first Dutch title, in the 200 m. Two years later, he won two national sprint titles and a bronze medal in the 200 m event at the 1950 European Athletics Championships. He was preparing for the 1952 Summer Olympics, but tore a muscle. The same year he got married, retired from competitions and later worked as a garage keeper.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atleet Jan Lammers ferstoarn" [Athlete Jan Lammers died]. omropfryslan.nl (in Western Frisian). Omrop Fryslân. 1 September 2011. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sprinter Jan Lammers (84) overleden" [Sprinter Jan Lammers (84) died]. nrc.nl (in Dutch). NRC. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Jan Lammers Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 30 January 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011.