Full name: Jeanette Josephina Maria "Nettie" Witziers-Timmer
Born: July 22, 1923 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: January 25, 2005 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Zeeburg, Amsterdam (NED)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Nettie Witziers was a very successful relay sprinter. She was a member of the Dutch relay team, breaking the world record in the 4×110 yard in 1944, as well as the 4×200 m record. The latter was also a political statement, as the Netherlands were still occupied by German forces at the time, and the previous record holders were Germany. After the war, Nettie Witziers ran on the relay team that won the European 4×100 m title in 1946, together with Fanny Blankers-Koen, Martha Adema and Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs. Trained by Fanny's husband Jan Blankers, the girls trained for the 1948 Olympics. In London, they would add a second international title to their tallies, with Xenia Stad-de Jong running for Adema. Their title was notable, not just for being Blankers-Koen's fourth gold medal, but also because the entire Dutch team consisted of married women with children - a rarity in those days. Due to the dominance of Blankers-Koen, Witziers never won a Dutch title during her career.
Personal Bests: 100 – 12.3 (1944); 200 – 25.5 (1946); LJ – 5.56 (1944).
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