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Hansje Bunschoten

Full name: Hansje Bunschoten
Gender: Female
Born: May 3, 1958 in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: October 1, 2017 in Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands
Affiliations: ZV Naarden, Naarden (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Swimming

Biography

A talented teen swimmer, Hansje Bunschoten won her first Dutch title in 1971 (400 m freestyle), at the age of only 13 years old. At the Munich Games a year later, she swam five Olympic finals, gaining two fifth places with the Dutch relay squads. Bunschoten missed the inaugural 1973 World Championships due to illness. When her mother became ill later that year, Bunschoten gradually withdrew from competitive swimming, fully retiring by 1976. Between 1971 and 1973, she set numerous national records, six of which were also European records. Notably, she became the first Dutch woman to beat 1 minute in the 100 m freestyle, at a short-course race in her native Hilversium in 1971. In all, Bunschoten earned nine Dutch titles, including three in long course events (1971-72).

In the 1980s, Bunschoten worked for the sports radio program Goal, later switching to television. She was active in several roles, as a presenter (e.g. Dolce Vita, Sport op Vrijdag), director (Studio Sport, De Rijdende Rechter) and swimming commentator (e.g. at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics). From 2005, Bunschoten suffered from breast cancer, an illness that forced her to retire in 2015.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 7 h2 r2/3
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 6
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 7
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Women's 800 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 7
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED 5
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Netherlands NED 5

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 50-100m
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 1:00.79 29.29 6 31.50 (8)
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Three 3 Q 1:00.82 29.57 4 31.25 (3)

Women's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands Final 6 2:08.40 29.90 =5 1:02.29 6 1:35.18 6 32.39 (6) 32.89 (5) 33.22 (6)
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Three 2 Q 2:08.58 30.46 2 1:02.30 2 1:35.88 2 31.84 (2) 33.58 (2) 32.70 (1)

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands Final 7 4:29.70 1:03.65 6 2:11.40 6 3:20.93 7 1:07.75 (6) 1:09.53 (8) 1:08.77 (7)
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Three 2 Q 4:31.76 1:04.48 1 2:12.86 2 3:23.26 2 1:08.38 (2) 1:10.40 (3) 1:08.50 (2)

Women's 800 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 4cT 4cR 5cT 5cR 6cT 6cR 7cT 7cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m 4-5m 5-6m 6-7m 7-8m
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands Final 7 9:16.69 1:05.04 5 2:12.80 7 3:22.52 6 4:33.42 7 5:44.31 7 6:55.71 7 8:07.36 7 1:07.76 (7) 1:09.72 (6) 1:10.90 (8) 1:10.89 (8) 1:11.40 (7) 1:11.65 (8) 1:09.33 (8)
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Two 2 Q 9:21.13 1:05.35 2 2:14.89 2 3:25.37 2 4:36.78 2 5:47.17 2 6:58.43 2 8:10.74 2 1:09.54 (2) 1:10.48 (2) 1:11.41 (3) 1:10.39 (2) 1:11.26 (2) 1:12.31 (3) 1:10.39 (2)

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands NED Final 5 59.93 3:00.24 4
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 2 1:00.71 3:01.22 2

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Summer 14 München Swimming Netherlands NED Final 5 59.68 4:29.97 5
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