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Puck Brouwer

Full name: Bertha "Puck" Brouwer (-van Duyne)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 29, 1930 in Leidschendam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died: October 6, 2006 in Oostvoorne, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Celebes, Den Haag (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

After her 200 m silver medal in 1952, Puck Brouwer had to bear the burden of being the expected successor to Fanny Blankers-Koen. She did win two European Championship medals (with the relay team in 1950 and in the 100 m in 1954), but had her sights set on the 1956 Olympics. Although she married in 1953, she chose to wait with children until after the Melbourne Games. Van Duyne-Brouwer travelled there, but shortly before the Olympics she had to return home. The Dutch Olympic Committee had decided to boycott the Olympics following the Soviet invasion in Hungary, and withdrew its team. Disappointed, she quit athletics immediately.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.5 (1956); 200 – 24.0 (1955).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100 metres Netherlands NED 4 h2 r3/4
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Women's 200 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Netherlands NED 6

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 12.1 12.32
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 QU 12.0 12.33
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat Three 1 QU 12.0 12.26

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Final 2 24.2 24.25 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 24.3 24.41
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat Four 1 QU 24.6 24.81

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands NED Final 6 47.8 47.16 6
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 2 QU 47.1 47.32