Elka de Levie, competing for Amsterdam club BATO, qualified for the Dutch gymnastics team as a reserve. Eventually, she was selected to compete in the first ever women’s gymnastics competition at the Olympics. The Dutch team earned a gold medal with considerable ease. Like a number of her team- and clubmates, and the team’s coach, De Levie was Jewish. Unlike her teammates, De Levie survived World War II. De Levie’s best known result apart from the Olympics is a first place in the Amsterdam “Steen” competition in 1926. Between 1929 and 1943, she was married to Andries Boas, with whom she had two children.