Theo Saat

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTheodorus Antoon "Theo"•Saat
Used nameTheo•Saat
Born13 May 1928 in Arnhem, Gelderland (NED)
Died2 June 2015 in Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland (NED)
Measurements185 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsV&L, Den Haag (NED)
NOC Netherlands


Theo Saat was the dominant Dutch sprinter in the 1950s. After winning the 100/200 double at the 1951 and 1952 Dutch Championships, he won four more titles in the 100 m (1954-7). Internationally, he won the 100 m at the 1950 Military World Championships. At the Helsinki Olympics he reached the semi-finals of the 100 m, while being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 200 m. In 1954, he reached the final of the 100 m at the European Championships, placing 6th. In the same event, he ran in the relay team that set a long-standing Dutch record (41,2). Besides his sprinting career, Saat worked in insurance, and he ran his own company in Noordwijk for many years.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.6 (1952); 200 – 21.4 (1954).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics NED Theo Saat
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h2 r3/4
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h1 r2/4