Stien Kaiser

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Stien Kaiser
Stien Kaiser (1968).jpg
Stien Kaiser in 1968
Personal information
Born (1938-05-20) 20 May 1938 (age 79)
Delft, Netherlands
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating

Christina ("Stien") Wilhelmina Baas-Kaiser (born 20 May 1938) is a former speed skater from the Netherlands.[1]

She was not selected for the 1964 Winter Olympics because of her 'old age' (25 at that time) but later turned out to be the first Dutch female world class speed skater. In both 1965 and 1966, she won bronze at the World Allround Championships. After having become World Allround Champion twice (in 1967 and 1968) – and also winning her 3rd and 4th Dutch Allround Championships those years – she participated at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble. Her two bronze medals – on the 1,500 m, behind Finnish skater Kaija Mustonen and Dutch compatriot Carry Geijssen, and on the 3,000 m behind compatriot Ans Schut and, once more, Kaija Mustonen – were a bit disappointing. Not she, but Geijssen (who not only won silver on the 1,500 m, but also gold on the 1,000 m) and Schut became the Dutch heroines of those Olympics.[1]

Although she was still a formidable competitor in the years that followed, Kaiser was slightly surpassed at major championships by Atje Keulen-Deelstra, who was the same age as Kaiser. In 1972, by then married and 33 years old, Baas-Kaiser was no longer really considered to be a favourite, especially not after her disappointing 11th place at the European Allround Championships. At the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Baas-Kaiser originally was not meant to skate, but since fellow Dutch skater Trijnie Rep had disappointed on the 500 m (finishing 20th) and the 1,000 m (finishing 24th), Baas-Kaiser was given a chance on the 1,500 m and the 3,000 m. And she turned it into something beautiful: On the 1,500 m, she won silver behind Dianne Holum, but ahead of Atje Keulen-Deelstra, and on the 3,000 m two days later, she became Olympic Champion ahead of Holum and Keulen-Deelstra. She ended her skating career later that year with a silver medal at the World Allround Championships.[1]

Nationally, she won the allround titles in 1964, 1965, 1967–1969 and 1971, finished second in 1970 and 1972, and third in 1966. In 1967, she was chosen the Dutch Sportswoman of the Year. She is a niece of the Olympic speed skater Kees Broekman.[1]

Records[edit]

Over the course of her career, Baas-Kaiser skated nine world records and twenty-seven Dutch records:

World records
Distance Result Date Location
3,000 m 5:04.8 29 January 1967 Davos
3,000 m 4:56.8 5 March 1967 Inzell
Mini combination 188.634 5 March 1967 Inzell
3,000 m 4:54.6 3 February 1968 Davos
1,000 m 1:31.0 3 March 1968 Inzell
1,500 m 2:15.8 15 January 1971 Davos
3,000 m 4:46.5 16 January 1971 Davos
1,000 m 1:29.0 16 January 1971 Davos
Mini combination 182.817 16 January 1971 Davos
[2]
Dutch records
Distance Result Date Location
3,000 m 5:36.4 25 Jan 1964 Amsterdam
Mini combination 213.317 25 Jan 1964 Amsterdam
500 m 48.8 7 Mar 1964 Deventer
1000 m 1:37.3 8 Mar 1964 Deventer
3,000 m 5:29.9 8 Mar 1964 Deventer
Mini combination 205.366 8 Mar 1964 Deventer
1500 m 2:30.8 2 Jan 1965 Amsterdam
3,000 m 5:23.1 3 Jan 1965 Amsterdam
Mini combination 203.267 3 Jan 1965 Amsterdam
500 m 48.1 7 Jan 1967 Amsterdam
1500 m 2:30.4 7 Jan 1967 Amsterdam
1000 m 1:35.8 8 Jan 1967 Amsterdam
3000 m 5:16.5 8 Jan 1967 Amsterdam
Mini combination 198.883 8 Jan 1967 Amsterdam
500 m 46.5 18 Feb 1967 Deventer
1500 m 2:23.0 18 Feb 1967 Deventer
Mini combination 195.384 19 Feb 1967 Deventer
3,000 m 5:14.6 17 Dec 1967 Heerenveen
3,000 m 5:02.5 12 Jan 1969 Heerenveen
Mini combination 194.100 12 Jan 1969 Heerenveen
1500 m 2:21.5 1 Feb 1969 Grenoble
Mini combination 190.483 2 Feb 1969 Grenoble
1500 m 2:15.8 15 Jan 1971 Davos
1000 m 1:29.0 16 Jan 1971 Davos
3,000 m 4:46.5 16 Jan 1971 Davos
Mini combination 182.817 16 Jan 1971 Davos
Sprint combination 180.220 21 Feb 1971 Inzell
[3] Note that Dutch records till the 1968 season only could be skated in the Netherlands[4]
Personal records
Distance Result Date Location
500 m 44.81 4 Mar 1972 Heerenveen
1,000 m 1:29.0 16 Jan 1971 Davos
1,500 m 2:15.8 15 Jan 1971 Davos
3,000 m 4:46.5 16 Jan 1971 Davos
Mini combination 182.817 16 Jan 1971 Davos
Awards
Preceded by
Ada Kok
Dutch Sportswoman of the Year
1967
Succeeded by
Ada Kok
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Ard Schenk
Flagbearer for  Netherlands
Grenoble 1968
Succeeded by
Atje Keulen-Deelstra

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Stien Baas-Kaiser. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Bijlsma et al. 1997, pp. 432, 434, 438.
  3. ^ Bijlsma et al. 1997, pp. 462, 464.
  4. ^ Bijlsma et al. 1997, p. 448.

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