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Atje Keulen-Deelstra

Full name: Atje Keulen-Deelstra
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: December 31, 1938 in Grouw, Friesland, Netherlands
Died: February 22, 2013 in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
Affiliations: ?,
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Atje Keulen-Deelstra was the dominant female speed skater of the early 1970s. As a 30-year-old mother of three, she had trouble getting onto the Dutch national team, but after securing the national title in 1970, she went on to win the World All-Around Championship and finish third at the World Sprints. She added three more world titles times in the next years (1972-74), while finishing runner-up at the World Sprints in 1973 and 1974. At the Sapporo Olympics, she was highly favored for a gold medal, yet had to contend herself with one silver and two bronze medals. In addition to these prizes, Keulen-Deelstra set two World Records and won four Dutch titles. In 1970, she was named female Dutch athlete of the year. An all-around skater, Keulen-Deelstra also excelled in other disciplines, winning three Dutch titles in the "kortebaan" (140 m straights) and four in marathon skating, which she turned to in the late 1970s. She also competed in three Elfstedentochten, a 200 km-race through her native province of Friesland. Her daughter Boukje Keulen also was a speed skater, competing at a national championship level in short track, long track and marathon skating.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.78 (1974); 1000 – 1:28.26 (1974); 1500 – 2:15.84 (1974); 3000 – 4:49.07 (1974).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Netherlands NED 6
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze OR
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 6 44.89 11.12

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 1:31.61 20.28 55.35

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 3 OR 2:22.05 28.76 1:05.17 1:43.30

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1972 Winter 33 Sapporo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 3 4:59.91 21.23 58.64 1:37.51 2:17.13 2:56.94 3:37.70 4:18.89
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