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Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs

Full name: Gerda Johanna Marie van der Kade-Koudijs
Gender: Female
Born: October 29, 1923 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died: March 19, 2015 in Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
Affiliations: Victoria, Rotterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As a Dutch sprinter and long jumper in the era of [Fanny Blankers-Koen], Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs was both hampered by her famous compatriot and benefited from her presence. During here career, she )only) captured three Dutch titles, winning the 200 m twice (1942-43) and the long jump once (1943). However, along with Blankers-Koen, she celebrated many successes in the relay, winning the 4 x 100 m at the 1946 European Championships and the 1948 Olympics (along with [Xenia Stad-de Jong] and [Nettie Witziers-Timmer]). In the relay, she also broke a few world records, albeit in uncommon distances like the 4 x 110 y and the 4 x 200 m. Individually, Van der Kade-Koudijs' greatest success came in 1946, when she won the gold medal in the long jump at the European Championships. In London, she just missed out on a medal, finishing fourth at half a centimeter from the podium.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.9 (1944); 80H – 11.4 (1946); LJ – 5.76 (1947).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Netherlands NED 5 h2 r2/3
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Netherlands NED 1 Gold
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Women's Long Jump Netherlands NED 4

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank ATM T(H)
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 at 0.23
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat Four 2 QU 12.2

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Netherlands NED Final 1 47.5 47.6 5
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Netherlands NED Round One Heat Three 1 QU 47.6 47.6

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Netherlands Final Round 4 5.570
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round 5 QU 5.440
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