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Rie Vierdag

Full name: Maria "Rie" Vierdag (-Smit)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Born: September 22, 1905 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: July 17, 2005 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: AZ&PC, Amersfoort (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Rie Vierdag participated in her third Olympics at Los Angeles, after 1924 and 1928, finally winning a silver medal in the 4×100 freestyle relay. In 1927, she had already won an international title at the European Championships, when, after a dead heat with Joyce Cooper, Vierdag was awarded the title when Cooper was too fatigued to attend the swim-off. Cooper got her revenge in the relay, as the British women defeated the Dutch team. At the 1931 edition, Vierdag claimed her second European title, winning the 4×100 freestyle relay. She won only one national championship, in the 100 m freestyle in 1929, but did set eight national records, including one in the 1500 m freestyle. In addition, the time that was achieved by the Dutch squad in Los Angeles was a European Record. Vierdag died in 2005, just two months shy of her 100th birthday. She was one of the first Dutch world class swimmers and later became a physical education teacher and physical therapist.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 4 h1 r2/3
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 4 h4 r1/3
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED 6
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 5 h2 r2/3
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED AC r2/2 DQ
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 4 h2 r1/3
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat One 4 1:21.2
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Four 3 QC 1:22.0
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 5
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat One 3 QC 1:14.4
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Two 4 1:13.3

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Four 4 7:02.4

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 18 Paris Swimming Netherlands NED Final Standings 6 5:45.8
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Swimming Netherlands NED Final AC DQ
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 2 QU 5:08.8
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Swimming Netherlands NED Final Standings 2 4:47.5
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