Puck Oversloot

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Puck Oversloot
Puck Oversloot 1932.jpg
Puck Oversloot in 1932
Personal information
Born May 22, 1914
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died January 7, 2009 (aged 94)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Sport Swimming
Club ODZ, Rotterdam
Coach Ma Braun[1]

Maria Petronella "Puck" Oversloot (May 22, 1914 – January 7, 2009) was a Dutch swimmer. Together with Marie Braun, she was the top national backstroke and freestyle competitor. At the 1932 Summer Olympics, Braun was listed for the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay, but fell ill and was replaced by Oversloot. The team won a silver medal, setting a new European record.[2] Both Braun and Oversloot qualified for 400 m freestyle semifinals, but because Braun could not participate, Oversloot withdrew from the event, in solidarity.[3]

In 1933, Oversloot broke the national record in 100 m backstroke set by Braun and became the national champion. She won a bronze medal in the same event at the 1934 European Aquatics Championships.[4][5]

She was born and died in Rotterdam.


  1. ^ MA BRAUN (NED) 1967 Honor Coach. ishof.org
  2. ^ Puck Oversloot. zwemmenindepolder.nl
  3. ^ Jurryt van de Vooren (2009-01-17). Zwemster Puck Oversloot overleden (in Dutch). sportgeschiedenis.nl
  4. ^ Puck Oversloot. sports-reference.com