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Theo Saat

Full name: Theodorus Antoon "Theo" Saat
Gender: Male
Born: May 13, 1928 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
Died: June 2, 2015 in Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: V&L, Den Haag (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Theo Saat was the dominant Dutch sprinter in the 1950s. After winning the 100/200 double at the 1951 and 1952 Dutch Championships, he won four more titles in the 100 m (1954-7). Internationally, he won the 100 m at the 1950 Military World Championships. At the Helsinki Olympics he reached the semi-finals of the 100 m, while being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 200 m. In 1954, he reached the final of the 100 m at the European Championships, placing 6th. In the same event, he ran in the relay team that set a long-standing Dutch record (41,2). Besides his sprinting career, Saat worked in insurance, and he ran his own company in Noordwijk for many years.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.6 (1952); 200 – 21.4 (1954).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Men's 100 metres Netherlands NED 6 h2 r3/4
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Men's 200 metres Netherlands NED 3 h1 r2/4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 10.8 11.12
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 10.6 10.93
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat Seven 2 QU 10.9 11.02

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 21.7 21.87
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat Five 1 QU 22.0 22.17
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