Full name: Gerda Johanna Marie van der Kade-Koudijs
Born: October 29, 1923 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died: March 19, 2015 in Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
Affiliations: Victoria, Rotterdam (NED)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|
|1948 Summer||24||London||Athletics||Netherlands||NED||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||47.6||47.6|
|1948 Summer||24||London||Athletics||Netherlands||Final Round||4||5.570|
|1948 Summer||24||London||Athletics||Netherlands||Qualifying Round||5||QU||5.440|