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Ans Panhorst-Niesink

Full name: Anna Elisabeth "Ans" Panhorst-Niesink (-Woltman)
Gender: Female
Born: October 28, 1918 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: July 25, 2010 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Sagitta, Amsterdam (NED) / ADA, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Starting out as a korfball player and a sprinter, Ans Niesink was discovered as a throwing talent at her athletics. After competing in the 1936 Olympics at age 17, she started her domination of the Dutch shot and discus events. Between 1937 and 1954, she won seven shot put titles, and no less than 14 discus titles. She also held the national record in both events. Internationally, her top performance came in 1946 when - now competing under her married name of Panhorst-Niesink - she placed second in the discus event at the European Championships in Oslo, while finishing sixth in the shot put. Eight years earlier, she had ranked 8th (discus) and 11th (shot) at the Europeans. She also achieved good results at the Olympics, placing 7th (1936) and 6th (1948) in the discus throw. For many years, Ans Panhorst-Niesink trained with Sagitta, the club of Jan Blankers, the husband of four-time Olympic champion Fanny Blankers-Koen. She continued to compete for a long time, setting her a personal best at age 39 and winning a medal in the Dutch Championships at age 43.

Personal Bests: SP – 12.40 (1944); DT – 43.63 (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Athletics Women's Discus Throw Netherlands NED 7
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics Women's Shot Put Netherlands NED NP QR
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics Women's Discus Throw Netherlands NED 6

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round NP DNQ 11.180

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Final Standings 7 35.21
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Final Round Round One 8 34.03
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Final Round Round Two 7 35.21 35.21
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Final Round Round Three 7 32.64 35.21
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics Netherlands Final Standings 6 38.74
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