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Alie Stijl (29 January 1923 – 20 May 1999)[1] was a Dutch swimmer who won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 1938 European Aquatics Championships.[2] Less than two years later, on 12 January 1940, she set a world record in the 100 yd breaststroke.[3][4] She had no chance to compete at the Olympics, which were cancelled in 1940 and 1944. In 1941 she became engaged to a German soldier and moved to Germany, where she continued competing during the war.[5] Around 1944 she returned to the Netherlands, and between 1948 and 1988 was married to Johan Kistemaker.[1]

Alie Stijl
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Alie Stijl c. 1938
Personal information
Born(1923-01-29)29 January 1923
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Died20 May 1999(1999-05-20) (aged 76)
Emmeloord, the Netherlands
Sport
SportSwimming
ClubAmsterdamsche Dames Zwemclub
HZ Zian
De Meeuwen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alie "Alie" Stijl. myheritage.nl
  2. ^ Swimming – Alie STIJL. the-sports.org
  3. ^ Alie Stijl. zwemmenindepolder.nl
  4. ^ "Alie Stijl verbetert wereldrecord", De Courant/Nieuws van de Dag (13 January 1940)
  5. ^ "Amor zwemt mee – Alie Stijl verlooft zich in Duitschland", Het Nationale Dagblad (31 march 1941)