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Kees Broekman

Full name: Cornelis "Kees" Broekman
Gender: Male
Born: July 2, 1927 in De Lier, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died: November 8, 1992 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: ?, De Lier (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Uncle of Stien Baas-Kaiser.

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Discovered by fellow Olympian Siem Heiden, Kees Broekman quickly became one of the top long distance skaters in the post-war years. He was came within 3 tenths of winning the 1948 World Championships, missing his third distance win, and a guaranteed title, in the 1500 m. He placed second at the 1949 Worlds, but was subsequently overshadowed by Hjalmar Andersen of Norway. Behind Andersen, Broekman won two silver medals in the 1952 Olympics, the first ever Winter Olympic medals for the Netherlands. A year later, with Andersen retired, Broekman won his only international title, taking the European Championships. Although he was the first Dutchman to do so, this victory was overshadowed by the North Sea flood that hit the Netherlands that same day. Broekman, who had meanwhile settled in Norway, continued to skate until the 1960 Olympics, but without any major success. He later became a successful skating coach, leading Atje Keulen-Deelstra and Göran Claeson to world titles. He eventually became a coach in Berlin, where he died at age 65.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.2 (1956); 1500 – 2:13.2 (1956); 5000 – 8:00.2 (1956); 10000 – 16:33.5 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 28
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 9
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 6
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 5
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 5
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 37T
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 14
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 4T
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 5
1960 Winter 32 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 20
1960 Winter 32 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 16

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 28 46.3
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 37T 44.2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 9 2:21.0 30 1:06 1:43
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 2:22.8 29 1:06 1:44
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 14 2:13.1 28.8 1:02.4 1:37.3

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k 2c
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 6 8:37.3 59 1:38 2:18 2:59 3:40 4:23 5:06 5:48 6:30 7:13 7:55
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 8:21.6 1:41 2:21 3:02 3:42 4:22 5:01 5:41 6:21 7:01 7:42 1:01
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 4T 8:00.2 58.3 1:36.3 2:13.9 2:51.7 3:29.6 4:07.6 4:45.9 5:24.5 6:03.2 6:42.0 7:21.3 21.7
1960 Winter 32 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 20 8:22.9 59 1:37 2:16 2:56 3:37 4:18 4:58 5:37 6:18 7:00 7:42 22

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 17:54.7 42 1:24 2:06 2:48 3:31 4:14 4:57 5:40 6:24 7:06 7:48 8:31 9:14 9:58 10:42 11:25 12:09 12:53 13:36 14:20 15:04 15:47 16:31 17:14
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 17:10.6 42 1:22 2:02 2:43 3:23 4:05 4:45 5:26 6:07 6:48 7:29 8:10 8:52 9:33 10:15 10:56 11:38 12:20 13:01 13:43 14:25 15:06 15:47 16:29
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 16:51.2 43.4 1:21.8 2:01.0 2:41.5 3:22.4 4:03.0 4:43.3 5:23.7 6:04.3 6:44.8 7:25.1 8:05.9 8:46.8 9:27.3 10:07.4 10:47.4 11:27.1 12:07.1 12:47.9 13:28.6 14:09.2 14:50.3 15:30.9 16:11.5
1960 Winter 32 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 16 16:59.9 41 1:19 1:58 2:37 3:16 3:54 4:34 5:14 5:55 6:35 7:16 7:57 8:38 9:20 10:02 10:43 11:25 12:06 12:48 13:30 14:12 14:55 15:37 16:19
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