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