Marianne Heemskerk

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Marianne Heemskerk
Marianne Heemskerk 1960.jpg
Marianne Heemskerk in 1960
Medal record
Women's Swimming
Representing the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1960 Rome 100 m butterfly
European Championships[1]
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Leipzig 100 m butterfly

Marianne Yvonne Heemskerk (born 28 August 1944 in Rotterdam, South Holland) is a former butterfly swimmer from the Netherlands, who won the silver medal in the 100 m butterfly at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. She was also part of the 4 × 100 m medley relay team that finished fourth. She also participated in the 1964 Summer Olympics but did not reach the finals.[2] Heemskerk broke the world record in the women's 200m butterfly on 12 June 1960 in Leipzig, East Germany.


  2. ^ Marianne Heemskerk.
Preceded by
United States Becky Collins
Women's 200 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

12 June 1960 – 13 August 1961
Succeeded by
United States Becky Collins