Kees Broekman in 1968
2 July 1927|
De Lier, Netherlands
|Died||8 November 1992
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||500 m: 44.2 (1956)
1000 m: 1:31.6 (1954)
1500 m: 2:13.1 (1956)
3000 m: 4:41.6 (1953)
5000 m: 8:00.2 (1956)
10 000 m: 16:33.5 (1956)
Cornelis "Kees" Broekman (2 July 1927 – 8 November 1992) was a Dutch former speed skater.
At the 1952 Olympics in Oslo Broekman was silver medalist on both the 5000 meter and the 10000 meter, the first ever Winter Olympic medals for the Netherlands. He won a silver medal at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Men 1949, and became European champion 1953.
In the 1950s Broekman moved to Norway, where he competed until the 1960 Summer Olympics. After the Games he retired to become a speed skating coach, bringing Atje Keulen-Deelstra and Göran Claeson to world titles. He later coached speed skating in Berlin, where he died at age 65.
- Kees Broekman. sports-reference.com
Wim van der Voort
|Flagbearer for Netherlands
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
Squaw Valley 1960
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