Nadine Broersen

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Nadine Broersen
Nadine Broersen - Apeldoorn NK indoor meerkamp, febr. 2011.JPG
Broersen after winning the 2011 Dutch indoor pentathlon title in February 2011
Personal information
Born (1990-04-29) April 29, 1990 (age 29)
Hoorn, Netherlands
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Country Netherlands

Nadine Broersen (born 29 April 1990) is a Dutch track and field athlete, specializing in the heptathlon and high jump. She holds the current national record in the high jump with 1.94m. She is the 2014 World Indoor pentathlon champion. She competes for the track and field club AV Sprint in Breda.


Broersen is a member of the Dutch national combined events squad and trains at the Olympic Training centre in Papendal in the Netherlands since 2009. Because she was good in three essential events – 100 metres hurdles, high jump and the javelin throw – she was advised to specialize in the heptathlon,[1] despite her fear for the 800 metres.[2]

After decent results at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships, the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships, and an 8th place at the prestigious Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis (Austria) in 2012, Broersen was selected to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the women's heptathlon event, where she finished 13th with a personal best score of 6319 points.[3]

At the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Gothenburg (Sweden) she was on course for a medal in the pentathlon, but was disqualified for a lane violation in the final event, the 800m.[2] However, she finished 2nd at the Hypo-Meeting behind Brianne Theisen from Canada.[4] At the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow (Russia) she competed in the women's heptathlon, but started very bad by falling over the last hurdle in the 100 m hurdles. In the later disciplines however, she continued very strong and finished 10th, with her teammate Dafne Schippers finishing 3rd.[5] Had she not fallen at the hurdles, she probably would have finished on the podium.[2]

2014 World Indoor Champion[edit]

Nadine Broersen winning the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot

On March 7, 2014, Broersen won gold at the World Indoor championships in Sopot (Poland) in the indoor pentathlon, improving the national record of Karin Ruckstuhl with a score of 4830 points.[2] On the way to that result she also improved the national indoor record in the high jump, with a height of 1.93m.[2] That year she finished 4th at Gotzis, scoring 6536 points, which would have been a Dutch record, had Schippers not finished nine points ahead.[6]

She set her personal best at 6539 points winning the heptathlon in Torun (Poland) in July 2014, just six points short of the national record set earlier that year by Schippers.[7] Later that year she won silver at the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich (Switzerland) in the heptathlon behind France's Antoinette Nana Djimou,[8] breaking the outdoor national record in the high jump with 1.94m. That year she won the 2014 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.[9]

The next year, starting as one the favourites at the 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships, she had to give up due to an injured ankle incurred at the Dutch national indoor championships.[10] Nevertheless, outdoor she finished 3rd in Gotzis[11] and 4th at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics hepthatlon in Beijing (China).[12] Before the final 800 m event, she had been in 2nd place overall after a good javelin throw.[13]

In 2016, everything was focused on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).[14] At the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam in her home country, Broersen, who moved from ninth on the first day to fourth after winning the long jump and coming third in the javelin, but was unable to run the final 800 metres event due to an illness.[15][16] Her teammate Anouk Vetter won the heptathlon event with a new national record of 6626 points.[17] At the 2016 Summer Olympics she finished in a disappointing 13th place. Nevertheless, she made up the 2016 season by winning the heptathlon at the Décastar in Talence (France).[18]

The 2017 season started with a 5th place at the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships pentathlon, but she had to abandon at the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, sparing her ankle.[19] At the World Championships heptathlon in London she had to abandon the event due to a hamstring injury, incurred at the long jump event.[20] In Talence that year she failed to record a legal leap in the long jump and subsequently dropped out; the third incomplete heptathlon of the season.[21]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Netherlands
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 5th Heptathlon 5456 pts
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 9th Heptathlon 5740 pts
2012 Hypo-Meeting Gotzis, Austria 8th Heptathlon 6298 pts
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 13th Heptathlon 6319 pts
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th Pentathlon 3707 pts
Hypo-Meeting Gotzis, Austria 2nd Heptathlon 6345 pts
World Championships Moscow, Russia 10th Heptathlon 6224 pts
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 1st Pentathlon 4830 pts
Hypo-Meeting Gotzis, Austria 4th Heptathlon 6536 pts
European Cup Combined Events Super League Torun, Poland 1st Heptathlon 6539 pts (PB)
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 2nd Heptathlon 6498 pts
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic Pentathlon DNF
Hypo-Meeting Gotzis, Austria 3rd Heptathlon 6531 pts
World Championships Beijing, China 4th Heptathlon 6491 pts
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands Heptathlon DNF
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13th Heptathlon 6300 pts
Décastar Talence, France 1st Heptathlon 6377 pts
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 5th Pentathlon 4582 pts
World Championships London, United Kingdom Heptathlon DNF

Personal bests[edit]


Event Time Wind Venue Date
100m hurdles 13.39 0,0 m/s Gotzis 31 May 2014
High jump 1.94m (NR) Zurich 14 August 2014
Shot put 15.14m Leiden 17 June 2017
200m 24.57s +1,9 m/s Gotzis 31 May 2014
Long jump 6.39m 0.0 m/s Breda 28 June 2014
Javelin throw 54.97m Gotzis 27 May 2012
800m 2:11.11s Gotzis 1 June 2014
Heptathlon 6539p Torun 7 July 2014


Event Result Date Venue
60 m hurdles 8.31s 6 March 2015 Prague
High jump 1.93m (NR) 7 March 2014 Sopot
Shot put 14.93m 26 January 2014 Sheffield
Long jump 6.24m 25 January 2015 Apeldoorn
800 m 2:14.97 7 March 2014 Sopot
Pentathlon 4830p (NR) 7 March 2014 Sopot


  1. ^ After world indoor gold, Broersen is now focused on bigger challenges, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 28 May 2014
  2. ^ a b c d e Broersen follows in famous Dutch footsteps, bridging a 25-year gap, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 8 March 2014
  3. ^ "Women's Heptathlon". Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  4. ^ Canada's Warner and Theisen triumph in Gotzis, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 26 May 2013
  5. ^ "Schippers zakt naar derde plek" (in Dutch). August 13, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  6. ^ Hardee back on top, Johnson-Thompson breaks through in Gotzis, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 1 June 2014
  7. ^ Double Dutch win for Broersen and Sintnicolaas in Torun, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 7 July 2014
  8. ^ Day 4 - Evening Review, European Athletics, 15 August 2014
  9. ^ Freimuth and Broersen confirmed winners of the 2014 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 3 October 2014
  10. ^ (in Dutch) Geblesseerde Broersen moet strijd staken, NOS News, 3 March 2015
  11. ^ (in Dutch) Brons voor meerkampster Broersen in Götzis, NOS News, 31 May 2015
  12. ^ Report: women’s heptathlon 800m – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 23 August 2015
  13. ^ Report: women’s heptathlon javelin – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 23 August 2015
  14. ^ (in Dutch) Broersen wil een record én een medaille in Rio, NOS News, 12 February 2016
  15. ^ Vetter betters Schippers with third Dutch gold of the Championships, European Athletics, 9 July 2016
  16. ^ (in Dutch) Broersen meldt zich af voor 800 meter, NOS News, 9 July 2016
  17. ^ Vetter claims European heptathlon title with Dutch record, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 9 July 2016
  18. ^ Kasyanov and Broersen prevail in Talence thrillers, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 18 September 2016
  19. ^ (in Dutch) Nadine Broersen geeft op in Götzis, NOS News, 27 May 2017
  20. ^ (in Dutch) Nadine Broersen staakt zevenkamp op WK atletiek: 'Uithuilen en weer doorgaan', Omroep Brabant, 6 August 2017
  21. ^ Warner and Vetter prevail in Talence, International Association of Athletics Federations - IAAF, 17 September 2017