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Bertha "Puck" Brouwer (since 1953 van Duyne; 29 October 1930 – 6 October 2006) was a Dutch sprinter.

Bertha Brouwer
Puck Brouwer 1950.jpg
Puck Brouwer in 1950
Personal information
Born29 October 1930
Leidschendam, the Netherlands
Died6 October 2006 (aged 75)
Oostvoorne, the Netherlands
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
SportSprint
ClubCelebes, Den Haag

Brouwer accomplished her first international notable result in 1950, when she won the silver medal at the European Championships, being part of the 4×100 metres relay team alongside Fanny Blankers-Koen. She competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in the 100 m, 200 m and 4×100 m relay, and won a silver medal in the 200 m. A third silver medal was added in 1954, when she finished second on the 100 m at the European Championships in Bern. She also was a member of the Dutch team for the 1956 Summer Olympics; however the Dutch decided to boycott the Games, and Van Duyne, who was already in Melbourne, had to go home. Disappointed, she shortly afterwards retired from competitions.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Puck Brouwer. sports-reference.com