Stien Baas-Kaiser

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameChristina Wilhelmina "Stien"•Baas-Kaiser
Used nameStien•Baas-Kaiser
Born20 May 1938 in Delft, Zuid-Holland (NED)
Died22 June 2022 in Baarn, Utrecht (NED)
Measurements174 cm / 69 kg
Affiliations?, Deventer (NED)
NOC Netherlands
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 4


In 1963, Stien Kaiser débuted as a skater at age 24, when she surprised the Dutch skating scene by clocking the best times of the season. Dubbed “too old” by officials, she was not selected for the Olympics the following year. When she defeated Olympian Willy de Beer by a huge margin at the national championships, she received an apology, and was allowed to join the newly formed national women’s team.

She won her first World Championship medal in 1965, and Kaiser became the first Dutch woman to win the World Allround Championships in 1967, repeating in 1968. After a slightly disappointing Grenoble Olympics (two bronze medals), Baas-Kaiser finished runner-up at the World Championship four times (1969-1972). Despite these results, coach Gerard Maarse only picked her as a substitute for the Sapporo Olympics. When Trijnie Rep performed disappointingly, Baas-Kaiser was allowed to skate. Eager to perform, she sped to a silver medal in the 1500 m and won the gold medal in the 3000 m.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.81 (1972); 1000 – 1:29.0 (1971); 1500 – 2:15.8 (1971); 3000 – 4:46.5 (1971).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NED Stien Kaiser
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 14
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 10
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1972 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NED Stien Baas-Kaiser
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1972 Winter Olympics 12 February 1972 Speed Skating (Skating) 3,000 metres, Women Final Standings 4:52.14 1

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1968 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony NED Stien Baas-Kaiser
1972 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony NED Stien Baas-Kaiser

Olympic family relations

Special Notes


Date of death is also seen as 23 June 2022, since newspapers reported her death in the night between 22/23 June. Her family obituary gives 22.