Annie Borckink

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameAnna Johanna Geertruida Maria "Annie"•Borckink (-Tukker Borckink)
Used nameAnnie•Borckink
Born17 October 1951 in Eibergen, Gelderland (NED)
Affiliations?, Eibergen (NED)
NOC Netherlands
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Annie Borckink never won any national or international titles in her career, except for a most unexpected gold medal in the 1980 Winter Games. Borckink had finished fourth in the 1000 m at the World Sprint Championships just prior to the Games, her best achievement until that moment, and improved further in the 1500 m. It snowed during the race, but Borckink nevertheless powered to a personal best, finishing nearly 1.5 seconds ahead of compatriot Ria Visser. The surprise gold medal also earned her the Dutch female athlete of the year award in 1980. Annie Borckink currently owns a sporting goods store in Dronten.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.3 (1977); 1000 – 1:25.60 (1980); 1500 – 2:10.95 (1980); 3000 – 4:41.75 (1981).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NED Annie Borckink
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 23
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 16
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 12
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 15
1980 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NED Annie Borckink
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 22
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 6
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 13

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1980 Winter Olympics 14 February 1980 Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Women Final Standings 2:10.95 1

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1980 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony NED Annie Borckink

Special Notes