Francina Elsje Koen Net Worth

Francina Elsje Koen Net Worth is

Francina Elsje Koen Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Francina "Fanny" Elsje Blankers-Koen (26 April 1918 – 25 January 2004) was a Dutch athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She accomplished this as a 30-year-old mother of two, during a time when many disregarded women's athletics. Her background and performances earned her the nickname "the Flying Housewife". She was the most successful athlete at the 1948 Summer Olympics.Having started competing in athletics in 1935, she took part in the 1936 Summer Olympics a year later. Although international competition was hampered by World War II, Blankers-Koen set several world records during that period, in events as diverse as the long jump, the high jump, and sprint and hurdling events.Apart from her four Olympic titles, she won five European titles and 58 Dutch championships, and set or tied 12 world records – the last, pentathlon, in 1951 aged 33. She retired from athletics in 1955, after which she became captain of the Dutch female track and field team. In 1999, she was voted "Female Athlete of the Century" by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Her Olympic victories are credited with helping to eliminate the belief that age and motherhood were a barrier to success in women's sport.
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Date Of BirthApril 26, 1918
Place Of BirthAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
Star SignTaurus
1In 1999, named the best female athlete of the 20th century by the International Association of Athletics Federations.
2Was made a knight in the Order of Orange Nassau by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.
3Her nickname was 'The flying housewife', because she had already two children when she ran several world-records.
4Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year 1948.


100 Years of Olympic Glory1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Speed Queen1953Documentary shortHerself
London 1948: Games of the XIV Olympiad1948TV Mini-SeriesHerself

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