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Nel Büch

Full name: Petronella "Nel" Büch (-de Vos)
Nickname(s): Neeltje
Gender: Female
Born: December 6, 1931 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: February 5, 2013 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Sagitta, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Sprinter Nel Büch was a member of Sagitta, a women-only club founded in 1936 by Jan Blankers, the coach and husband of Fanny Blankers-Koen. The club, and Büch, won the national title in the 4×100 m relay between 1950 and 1954. In 1952, Büch was also good enough to qualify for the national team that was to race at Helsinki. Despite an injury of star runner Blankers-Koen, the squad broke the national record and qualified for the final, where they placed 6th.

Personal Best: 100 – 12.1w (1953).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100 metres Netherlands NED 3 h6 r1/4
1952 Summer 20 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 20 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat Six 3 12.6 12.95

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands NED Final 6 47.8 47.16 6
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 2 QU 47.1 47.32