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Nel Karelse

Full name: Neeltje Jannetje "Nel" Karelse
Gender: Female
Born: January 25, 1926 in Kortgene, Zeeland, Netherlands
Died: October 20, 2015 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Affiliations: De Zeeuwen, Vlissingen (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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 – 25.2 (1948); LJ – 5.715 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank ATM T(H)
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

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Netherlands Final Round 5 5.545
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round 8 QU 5.360
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