Melissa Boekelman

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Melissa Boekelman (born 11 May 1989 in Dordrecht) is a Dutch shot putter and bobsledder.

Melissa Boekelman during an indoor meeting in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, Jan. 2011.

She made her bobsleigh debut in a Europa Cup meeting at Königssee in December 2013, finishing 7th. In January 2014 she made her first appearance at a Bobsleigh World Cup event at St. Moritz, finishing 11th.[1]

Her personal bests in the shot put are 18.36 metres outdoors (Burcht 2016) and 18.02 metres indoors (Apeldoorn 2010).

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Netherlands
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 1st Shot put 17.66 m
Discus throw NM
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 1st Shot put 16.51 m
7th Discus throw 48.03 m
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd Shot put 16.60 m
Discus throw NM
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 4th Shot put 17.37 m
13th (q) Javelin 51.80 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 14th (q) Shot put 17.57 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 14th Shot put 17.32 m
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 3rd Shot put 17.88 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 12th Shot put 16.98 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 8th Shot put 17.92 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 15th (q) Shot put 17.69 m
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 12th (q) Shot put 17.19 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 11th Shot put 17.73 m


  1. ^ "Profile – Melissa Boekelman". International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation. Archived from the original on 15 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014.