|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Anna "Ans"•Polak (-Dresden)|
|Born||24 November 1906 in Amsterdam (NED)|
|Died||23 July 1943 in Sobibór, Lubelskie (POL)|
|Affiliations||BATO, Amsterdam (NED)|
After placing 3rd in the selection competition, Ans Polak qualified for the Dutch Olympic team for the 1928 Olympics. During the first women’s gymnastics event in Olympic history, Polak and the Dutch team beat four other teams to the gold medal. Polak also enjoyed modest individual success, coming second in the 1929 Dutch All-Around Championships - also the inaugural edition of that event.
Like several of her team mates in the 1928 Dutch team - Stella Agsteribbe, Lea Nordheim, Elka de Levie, alternate Judikje Simons and coach Gerrit Kleerekoper), Polak was Jewish. With the exception of De Levie, they did not survive World War II. Polak was killed at Sobibor on 23 July 1943, alongside her six-year-old daughter, Eva, while her husband, Barend Dresden, died at Auschwitz on 30 November 1944.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1928 Summer Olympics||Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics)||NED||Ans Polak|
|Team All-Around, Women (Olympic)||Netherlands||1||Gold|