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Elka de Levie

Full name: Elka de Levie (-Boas)
Gender: Female
Born: November 21, 1905 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: December 29, 1979 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: BATO, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Elka de Levie, competing for Amsterdam club BATO, qualified for the Dutch gymnastics team as a reserve. Eventually, she was selected to compete in the first ever women's gymnastics competition at the Olympics. The Dutch team earned a gold medal with considerable ease. Like a number of her team- and clubmates, and the team's coach, De Levie was Jewish. Unlike her teammates, De Levie survived World War II. De Levie's best known result apart from the Olympics is a first place in the Amsterdam "Steen" competition in 1926. Between 1929 and 1943, she was married to Andries Boas, with whom she had two children.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Netherlands NED 1 Gold

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Gymnastics Netherlands NED Final Standings 1
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