Maria ("Mia") Francisca Philomena Hoogakker-Gommers (born 26 September 1939) is a retired Dutch athlete, who competed mainly in the 800 metres. She was the second female world record-holder over 1500 metres in October 1967 at Sittard (The Netherlands), breaking the record of Anne Smith, who set the record in June of that year, by almost two seconds.
Mia Gommers in 1969
|Born||26 September 1939|
Stein, Limburg, the Netherlands
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||53 kg (117 lb)|
On 14 June 1969 she also broke Smith's world record on the mile in an event in Leicester. At the 1969 European Championships in Athletics in Athens on 20 September 1969, she ran below Paola Pigni's new 1500 m record, but was beaten to the finish by Jaroslava Jehlickova. In 1969 she was chosen the Dutch female sportsperson of the year.
| Women's 1500 m World Record Holder
1967-10-24 – 1969-07-02
| Dutch Sportswoman of the Year
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