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Lien Gisolf

Full name: Carolina Anna "Lien" Gisolf (-Verdam)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: July 13, 1910 in Bukittinggi, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia
Died: May 30, 1993 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Hygiëa, Den Haag (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Lien Gisolf was discovered as a talented high jumper by her gymnastics teacher at school. Encouraged to join an athletics club, she broke the Dutch national record in her first contest. Unwilling to go the Olympics at first, she was forced by her mother, telling her it would be a great way to watch the Games. She did go as one of the favourites, breaking the world record at a Dutch-Belgian country match

before the Olympics. In Amsterdam, she finished second to Ethel Catherwood. Again the world record holder, she tried again at the 1932 Olympics, but finished fourth due to an injury sustained on the boat to the United States.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.623 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Women's High Jump Netherlands NED 2 Silver OR
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Women's High Jump Netherlands NED 4

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Final Round 2 OR 1.56
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.45 metres NP o
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.48 metres NP o
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.51 metres NP OR o
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.54 metres NP OR xo
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.56 metres NP OR xo
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.58 metres NP xxx
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.40
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group B 1T 1.40
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Standings 4 1.58
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.41 metres NP pass
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.44 metres NP pass
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.48 metres NP pass
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.50 metres 1T o
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.52 metres 1T o
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.55 metres 1T xxo
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.58 metres 1T o
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Round 1.60 metres 4 xxx
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