Rachel Klamer

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Rachel Klamer
Rachel Klamer Alanya 2010.jpg
Klamer waiting for her second Alany gold medal, 2010
Personal information
Born (1990-10-08) 8 October 1990 (age 29)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Rachel Klamer placing fourth at the U23 World Championships in Budapest, 2010.

Rachel Klamer (born 8 October 1990) is a Dutch professional triathlete and member of the National team. She placed third at the Junior World Championships in 2009.

Klamer, who presently lives in Sittard,[1] entered the national and international stage in 2008[2] when she won both the National Triathlon Championships (Junior) in Aalsmeer and the Duathlon Championships (Junior) in Oss, placed 4th in the European Junior Cup at Holten, and, at the age of 17, also started to compete in the elite category, placing 10th in the British Corus Elite Series.

In 2009, she won the silver medal at the European Triathlon Championships in Holten (Junior) and the bronze medal at the Grand Final of the Dextro Energy World Championship Series (Junior). As a junior at the age of 18, she took part in two Premium European Cups and achieved top placements among the world elite triathletes. In Alanya, she won the gold medal, and in Eilat she placed fifth, hampered by technical problems with the bicycle chain.[3]

Preparing for the Olympic Games in 2012, Klamer is supported by the club Pro Triathlon founded in 2008 and seems to concentrate exclusively on international events. In fact, her name does not appear in the National Triathlon Ranking of 2009 [4] but she won the 3000m National Championships[5] and in 2010 she is also sponsored by the triathlon section of the German club Krefelder Kanu Klub which she represents in the German championship series Bundesliga in 2010.[3]

In French media, Klamer was announced to take part in the 2010 circuit of the prestigious French Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux representing the club Brive but she did not compete in any of the five triathlons.

Klamer is also part of the Dutch running club, LAAC Twente,[6] for which she won a local German running competition in 2008 alongside her father, Marcel, and her mother, Karin. This was the year of her breakthrough, when she still lived in Denekamp.

She competed for the Netherlands at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing in 36th and 10th position respectively.[7]

In 2015, she won the silver medal in the women's triathlon event of the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

ITU competitions[edit]

The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the Athlete's Profile Page.[8] Except for the Corus Elite event, all the following races are ITU triathlons. Unless indicated otherwise, the events are triathlons (Olympic Distance) and belong to the Elite category.

Date Competition Place Rank
  2008-05-10   European Championships (Junior) Lisbon 26
  2008-06-28   European Cup (Junior) Holten 4
  2008-09-07   Corus Elite Series Glasgow 10
  2009-07-05   European Championships (Junior) Holten 2
  2009-09-13   Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand Final (Junior) Gold Coast 3
  2009-10-25   Premium European Cup (Elite) Alanya 1
  2009-11-21   Premium European Cup Eilat 5
  2010-08-15   European Cup Geneva DNF
  2010-08-21   World Championship (Sprint / Elite) Lausanne 19
  2010-09-11   World Championships (U23) Budapest 4
  2010-10-10   World Cup (Elite) Huatulco 3
  2010-10-24   Premium European Cup (Elite) Alanya 1
  2011-02-06   Oceania Cup (Sprint) Kinloch 7

DNF = did not finish

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Archived 1 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Before 2008 Klamer seems to have been unknown since neither her club nor the Dutch Triathlon Federation nor she herself mention any competitions prior to 2008. http://www.nedtriathlonbond.org/Startpagina/Topsport/Atleten/RachelKlamer/tabid/233/Default.aspx
  3. ^ a b Krefelder Kanu Klub – Triathlon, Radsport, Kanusport in Krefeld » Rachel Klamer für den KKK. Krefelder-kanu-klub.de.
  4. ^ [2] Archived 23 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Google-Ergebnis für http://www.laactwente.nl/uploads/2009/090626NJK-Klamer.jpg. Images.google.de.
  6. ^ Pressemitteilungen. Nordhorner-meile.de.
  7. ^ "Rachel Klamer Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 14 January 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  8. ^ Triathlon.org – Results Page. Archive.triathlon.org.