Kees Broekman

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Kees Broekman
Kees Broekman 1968.jpg
Kees Broekman in 1968
Personal information
Born (1927-07-02)2 July 1927
De Lier, Netherlands
Died 8 November 1992(1992-11-08) (aged 65)
Berlin, Germany
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating
Retired 1960
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.[1]

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.[1]

He was an uncle of the Olympic speed skater Stien Kaiser.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kees Broekman. sports-reference.com
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Wim van der Voort
Flagbearer for  Netherlands
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
Squaw Valley 1960
Succeeded by
Ard Schenk