Full name: Neeltje Jannetje "Nel" Karelse
Born: January 25, 1926 in Kortgene, Zeeland, Netherlands
Died: October 20, 2015 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Affiliations: De Zeeuwen, Vlissingen (NED)
Nel Karelse was a sprinter and long jumper active in the post war era. In 1947, she joined the training group of [Fanny Blankers-Koen], led by that sprinter's husband, [Jan Blankers]. It helped her qualify for the 1948 Olympics in two events, the 200 m and the long jump - her top event. In London, she qualified for the long jump final with her last jump. In the final, she managed a 5th place, just behind her compatriot [Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs] and cm behind the bronze medalist. Karelse won just a single Dutch title, mostly due to the dominance of Blankers-Koen. In 1949, she won the 200 m title.
Personal Bests: 200 â 25.2 (1948); LJ â 5.715 (1948).
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Women's 200 metres||Netherlands||NED||5 h2 r2/3|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Women's Long Jump||Netherlands||NED||5|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Netherlands||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||5||at 0.58|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Netherlands||Round One||Heat Seven||2||QU||26.0|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Netherlands||Final Round||5||5.545|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Netherlands||Qualifying Round||8||QU||5.360|