Nida Senff

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Nida Senff
Nida Senff 1936.jpg
Personal information
Full name Dina Willemina Jacoba Senff
National team  Netherlands
Born (1920-04-03)3 April 1920
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died 27 June 1995(1995-06-27) (aged 75)
Amstelveen, Netherlands
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke

Dina Willemina Jacoba "Nida" Senff (3 April 1920 – 27 June 1995) was a backstroke swimmer from the Netherlands who won the 100 metres backstroke at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. She did so after missing a turning point, went back to push the wall, and still managed to win the race. Senff won the Dutch title in the 100 metres backstroke in 1935 and 1937, and set five world records in 100 m, 150 yd and 200 m backstroke in 1936–1937.[1][2] In 1983, she was inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[3]


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  3. ^ NIDA SENFF (NED) 1983 Honor Swimmer.