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Siem Heiden

Full name: Simon "Siem" Heiden
Gender: Male
Born: March 12, 1905 in IJsselmonde, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died: August 3, 1993 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: ?,
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Heiden was one of the two members of the first Dutch Olympic speed skating team in 1928. While his performances were decent, his most remarkable moment at these Games came off the track. After a drink with Dutch prince consort Hendrik (who would later that year open Amsterdam Olympics), Heiden and colleague Kos found the prince drunk and frozen in pile of snow, and they had to rescue him. They were rewarded with a large amount of cigarettes. Heiden never quite manage to break into the absolute top of his sport, although he achieved a 5th position in the 1930 World Championships. His other major feat was when he broke the world record on the 5000 m in 1933. Seven years later, Heiden was defending the city of Dordrecht against the German invasion. He was ordered to shoot a wounded German paratrooper. Heiden refused when he recognized a fellow Olympian, 1936 gymnastics champion Alfred Schwarzmann. He introduced himself as a speed skater and brought the German to safety.

Personal Bests: 500 – 46.4 (1933); 1500 – 2:23.2 (1933); 5000 – 8:19.2 (1933); 10000 – 17:49.1 (1933).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 27
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 18
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 11

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 27 49.9

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 18 2:33.1

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
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 11 9:10.0 1:11.0 1:54.0 2:36.0 3:20.2 4:03.6 4:45.8 5:29.0 6:12.8 6:57.0 7:41.6 8:26.0
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