Dutch Olympic 4×100 m team in 1948, Kade-Koudijs is 2nd from right
|Born||29 October 1923|
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
|Died|| 19 March 2015 91) (aged|
Almelo, The Netherlands
Gerda Johanna Marie van der Kade-Koudijs (29 October 1923 – 19 March 2015) was a Dutch athlete who competed at the 1948 Olympics. She won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay, finished fourth in the long jump and was eliminated in a heat of the 80 m hurdles. Two years earlier she won European titles in the 4 × 100 m relay and long jump and finished sixth in the individual 100 m race.
The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.
Francina "Fanny" Elsje Blankers-Koen was a Dutch track and field athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She competed there as a 30-year-old mother of two, earning her the nickname "the flying housewife", and was the most successful athlete at the event.
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Wilhelmina Maria "Willy" "Wil" Lust is a retired Dutch track-and-field athlete. She won a silver medal in the long jump at the 1950 European Athletics Championships. Two years later she competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics, in the 80 m hurdles, long jump and 4 × 100 m relay; she finished in fifth place in the long jump and in sixth place in the relay. She was also successful in the pentathlon, holding national records and winning two national titles in 1950 and 1951. In 1954, together with her husband Jan Postma she immigrated to Australia and retired from competitions. She has a daughter, Ingrid Postma.
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