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Stien Baas-Kaiser

Full name: Christina Wilhelmina "Stien" Baas-Kaiser
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: May 20, 1938 in Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: ?, Deventer (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Niece of Kees Broekman.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

In 1963, Stien Kaiser débuted as a skater at age 24, when she surprised the Dutch skating scene by clocking the best times of the season. Dubbed "too old" by officials, she was not selected for the Olympics the following year. When she defeated Olympian Willy de Beer by a huge margin at the national championships, she received an apology, and was allowed to join the newly formed national women's team. She won her first World Championship medal in 1965, and Kaiser became the first Dutch woman to win the World Allround Championships in 1967, repeating in 1968. After a slightly disappointing Grenoble Olympics (two bronze medals), Baas-Kaiser finished runner-up at the World Championship four times (1969-1972). Despite these results, coach Gerard Maarse only picked her as a substitute for the Sapporo Olympics. When Trijnie Rep performed disappointingly, Baas-Kaiser was allowed to skate. Eager to perform, she sped to a silver medal in the 1500 m and won the gold medal in the 3000 m.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.81 (1972); 1000 – 1:29.0 (1971); 1500 – 2:15.8 (1971); 3000 – 4:46.5 (1971).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Netherlands NED 14
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 10
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Netherlands NED 1 Gold OR

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 14 47.6

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 10 1:35.2 21 57

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 3 2:24.5 29 1:06 1:45
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 2:21.05 30.17 1:06.18 1:43.01

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1968 Winter 29 Grenoble Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 3 5:01.3 21 1:00 1:40 2:20 3:01 3:41 4:21
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 1 OR 4:52.14 21.70 58.50 1:36.34 2:14.72 2:53.61 3:32.57 4:12.04