Marcel van der Westen
|Full name||Marcel van der Westen|
|Born||1 August 1976|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
|Updated on 20 March 2008.|
He reached his first international final at the 2007 European Indoor Championships in 60 metres hurdles, and won the silver medal behind compatriot Gregory Sedoc. In 2008 he became Amsterdam Sportsman of the year.
Van der Westen had previously competed at the 2005 World Championships and the 2006 European Championships, as well as numerous European Indoor (2002, 2005) and World Indoor Championships (2003, 2004, 2006), without ever reaching the final.
He currently lives in Weesp and works as a tax consultant.
|2002||European Indoor Championships||Vienna, Austria||12th (sf)||60 m hurdles||7.85|
|2003||World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||21st (h)||60 m hurdles||7.83|
|2004||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||24th (h)||60 m hurdles||7.83|
|2005||European Indoor Championships||Madrid, Spain||21st (h)||60 m hurdles||7.87|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||13th (sf)||110 m hurdles||13.63|
|2006||World Indoor Championships||Moscow, Russia||17th (sf)||60 m hurdles||7.80|
|European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||17th (h)||110 m hurdles||13.73|
|2007||European Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||2nd||60 m hurdles||7.64|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||10th (sf)||110 m hurdles||13.45|
|2010||European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||7th||110 m hurdles||13.58|