Annie Borckink

Biographical information

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

Biography

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).

Results

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

Other participations

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

Special Notes