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Wietse van Alten

Full name: Wietse Cornelis van Alten
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: September 24, 1978 in Zaandam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Rozenjacht Baarschot
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Archery

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Practising archery since he was 7, Wietse van Alten débuted internationally in 1999, reaching the quarter-finals of both the indoor and outdoor World Championships. Following a team silver at the 2000 Europeans, van Alten qualified for the Sydney Olympics where he captured a surprise bronze - the first Dutch medal in archery since 1920. After missing much of the 2001 and 2002 season due to a persistent elbow injury, van Alten again reached the quarter-finals of the 2003 World Championships. He competed in the Athens Olympics, but was eliminated in the second round. After failing to qualify for Beijing, he retired. Apart from his individual performances, van Alten collected several team accolades, notably winning silver at the European Championships in 2000 and bronze in 2008. Turning to coaching after his career, van Alten saw Rick van der Ven almost equal his performance as he led him to a 4th place at the 2012 London Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Men's Individual Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Men's Team Netherlands NED 9
2004 Summer 25 Athina Archery Men's Individual Netherlands NED 27
2004 Summer 25 Athina Archery Men's Team Netherlands NED 5

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TH 10s 9s X
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands Final Round Match 3-4 1 2000-09-20 van Alten (NED) 114, Petersson (SWE) 109 114
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands Semi-Finals Match #1 2 2000-09-20 Fairweather (AUS) 112, van Alten (NED) 110 110
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 2000-09-20 van Alten (NED) 106, Flûte (FRA) 102 106
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands Round Three Match #3 1 2000-09-20 van Alten (NED) 166, Zabrodsky (KAZ) 164 166
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands Round Two Match #6 1 2000-09-18 van Alten (NED) 160, Targoński (POL) 157 160
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands Round One Match #12 1 2000-09-18 van Alten (NED) 163, Aulio (FIN) 160 163
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands Ranking Round 12 2000-09-16 638 71 24 5
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands Ranking Round 1st Half 36 2000-09-16 316
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands Ranking Round 2nd Half 6 2000-09-16 322
2004 Summer 25 Athina Archery Netherlands Round Two Match #10 2 2004-08-17 Di Buò (ITA) 164, van Alten (NED) 160 160 5 1
2004 Summer 25 Athina Archery Netherlands Round One Match #20 1 2004-08-16 van Alten (NED) 152, Merlos (ESA) 151 152 3 1
2004 Summer 25 Athina Archery Netherlands Ranking Round 14 2004-08-12 661 27 10
2004 Summer 25 Athina Archery Netherlands Ranking Round 1st Half 16 2004-08-12 333
2004 Summer 25 Athina Archery Netherlands Ranking Round 2nd Half 21 2004-08-12 328

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands NED Round One Match #3 2 2000-09-22 RUS 248, NED 241
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Archery Netherlands NED Ranking Round 5 2000-09-16 638
2004 Summer 25 Athina Archery Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 2004-08-21 KOR 250, NED 249
2004 Summer 25 Athina Archery Netherlands NED Round One Match #2 1 2004-08-21 NED 244, MEX 234
2004 Summer 25 Athina Archery Netherlands NED Ranking Round 9 2004-08-12 661