Carla Braan

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCornelia Margreta Maria "Carla"•Braan (-Buijs)
Used nameCarla•Braan
Born23 July 1961 in Volendam, Noord-Holland (NED)
Died23 April 2016 in Christchurch, Canterbury (NZL)
Measurements162 cm / 50 kg
AffiliationsSt. Mauritius, Volendam (NED)
NOC Netherlands


The last team member to ensure her place on the team, Carla Braan competed with the Dutch team in the 1976 Olympics just a few days shy of her 15th birthday. The squad placed 11th in a field of 12. Braan’s older brother, Jaap, was a player for FC Volendam, playing in the top tiers of Dutch professional football in the 1970s. After her marriage, Carla Braan migrated to New Zealand with her husband.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) NED Carla Braan
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 76 r1/2
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Netherlands 11
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =76 r1/1
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =81 r1/1
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =68 r1/1
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =75 r1/1