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Puck Oversloot

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMaria Petronella "Puck"•Oversloot (-Schouten)
Used namePuck•Oversloot
Born22 May 1914 in Rotterdam (NED)
Died7 January 2009 in Rotterdam (NED)
Measurements170 cm
AffiliationsODZ, Rotterdam (NED)
NOC(s) Netherlands

Biography

For a few years, Puck Oversloot was the best Dutch backstroke swimmer, succeeding 1928 Olympic champion Marie Braun. In Los Angeles, she gained was a reserve on the Dutch relay squad, but she competed in the final after Braun had somewhat mysteriously fallen ill, and won a silver medal. In 1933 Oversloot bettered Braun’s Dutch Record in the 100 back. 1934 was her best year, winning the Dutch title in the backstroke, and placing third in the European Championships in the same event. However, she also lost her Dutch record to Rie Mastenbroek a club mate at ODZ in Rotterdam, who would go on to win three gold medals at the Berlin Games.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1932 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 400 metres Freestyle, Women Olympic 2 h3 r1/3 Representing Netherlands    
  4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women Olympic Netherlands 2 Silver
  100 metres Backstroke, Women Olympic 4 h1 r1/2

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