Nina Hoekman

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Nina Hoekman
Born Nina Georgijevna Jankovskaja
(1964-08-08)8 August 1964
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died 26 June 2014(2014-06-26) (aged 49)
Zutphen, Netherlands
Occupation Dutch draughts player and coach
Spouse(s) Henk Hoekman
(?-2014, her death)

Nina Hoekman (8 August 1964 – 26 June 2014) was a Ukrainian-Dutch draughts player and coach.[1] At the 2012 World Mind Sports Games she received a silver medal.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Born Nina Georgijevna Jankovskaja in Kiev, Hoekman moved to the Netherlands in 1995, and later married Dutch draughts player Henk Hoekman.[4] She became Dutch draughts champion 11 times, winning her last title in March 2014 when she was in a wheelchair and not able to move the pieces herself because of her illness.[5]

Death[edit]

She died of breast cancer in Zutphen, aged 49.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile, KNDB.nl; accessed 17 February 2015.
  2. ^ FMJD World Cup
  3. ^ a b "Nina Hoekman dies". EuropeDraughts.org. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Damster Nina Hoekman (49) overleden, Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch); accessed 17 February 2015.
  5. ^ Ernstig zieke Hoekman verovert elfde damtitel Profile, Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch); accessed 17 February 2015.