Famous Track And Field Athletes from the Netherlands People

Famous Track And Field Athletes from the Netherlands

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List of notable or famous track and field athletes from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in the Netherlands and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from the Netherlands is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Rutger Smith and Gregory Sedoc.

This historic track and field athletes from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch track and field athletes of note?" and "Who are the most famous track and field athletes from the Netherlands?" These prominent track and field athletes of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch track and field athletes.

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    Dafne Schippers is a Dutch athlete competing in heptathlon and the sprints.more

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    • Age: age 23
    • Birthplace: Utrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Eelco Sintnicolaas

    Eelco Sintnicolaas is a Dutch track and field athlete, specialising in the decathlon. His first result in the decathlon was a score of 8.052 points at the Götzis Meeting in 2009. That same year he earned a gold medal at the U23 European Championships, with 8.112 points, whereas his best result was a ...more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Dordrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Erik Cadée

    Erik Cadée is a Dutch discus thrower. Cadée was born in 's-Hertogenbosch. Among his first international appearances was a runner-up performance at the 2001 European Youth Olympic Festival. He competed in the qualifying rounds of the 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics and improved the following ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Esther Akihary

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Veenendaal, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Office Worker, Track and field athlete
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    Eva Lubbers

    Eva Lubbers is a Dutch athlete.more

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    • Age: age 23
    • Birthplace: Uithoorn, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Giovanni Codrington

    Giovanni Codrington is a Dutch athlete, who competes in the sprint with a personal best time of 10.38 seconds at the 100 m and 21.02 seconds at the 200 m event. Codrington won the gold medal at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki at the 4 x 100 m relay.more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Gregory Sedoc is a Dutch hurdler. He reached his first international final at the 2007 European Indoor Championships in 60 metres hurdles, and won the event, equalling his personal best time of 7.63 seconds which was established in the previous rounds and beating fellow-countryman Marcel van der Westen ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Profession: Soldier, Track and field athlete
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    Ingmar Vos

    Ingmar Vos is a Dutch athlete specialising in the Decathlon and Heptathlon.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Jamile Samuel

    Jamile Samuel is a female Dutch athlete sprinter, who specialises in the 100 and 200 metres. She won three bronze medals at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, thus establishing herself as the third-fastest female runner under the age of 20 in the world.more

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    • Age: age 23
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Jerrel Feller

    Jerrel Feller is a Dutch athlete who specialises in the 100 meter relay. Feller competed at the 2011 World Athletics Championships. For the 2012 Summer Olympics he was reserve in the 4x 100 meter relay but did not compete.more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Heemskerk, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Fitness professional, Track and field athlete
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    Kadene Vassell

    Kadene Vassell is a Jamaican born Dutch athlete, who competes in the sprint with personal best times of 11.67 seconds at the 100 m and 23.49 seconds at the 200 m event. Vassell won the silver medal at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki at the 4 x 100 m relay.more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Marit Dopheide

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Monique Jansen

    Monique Jansen is a Dutch athlete specializing in the discus throw. She competed for the Netherlands at the 2012 Summer Olympics, failing to qualify for the final.more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Harderwijk, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete, Teacher
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    Nadine Broersen is a Dutch track and field athlete. Broersen competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's heptathlon event, where she finished 13th with a personal best score of 6319 points. At the 2013 World Championships in Athletics she competed in the women's heptathlon as well, but started ...more

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Hoorn, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Office Worker, Track and field athlete
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    Patrick Jermaine Herschel van Luijk is a Dutch sprinter.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Spijkenisse, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete, Personal trainer
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    Robert Lathouwers is a Dutch athlete who mainly focuses on the 400 and 800 metres.more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete, Personal trainer
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    Rutger Smith is a Dutch track and field athlete competing in the shot put and discus throw. He was the first athlete to win medals at the World Championships in both events. He represented the Netherlands at the Summer Olympics in 2004, 2008 and 2012. His personal best of 21.62 m for the shot put is the ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Groningen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Wouter Brus

    Wouter Brus is a Dutch athlete.more

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    • Age: age 24
    • Birthplace: Groningen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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