Mieke Jaapies

Marie ("Mieke") Jaapies (born 7 August 1943) is a Dutch sprint canoer. She competed at the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics in 500 m singles and 500 m doubles. She won a silver medal in the singles in 1972 and finished in 6th-8th place in other three events.[1]

Mieke Jaapies
Mieke Jaapies 1972.jpg
Mieke Jaapies in 1972
Personal information
Born (1943-08-07) 7 August 1943 (age 79)
Wormerveer, the Netherlands
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
SportCanoe racing
Medal record
Representing the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich K-1 500 m
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1970 Copenhagen K-1 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1971 Belgrade K-1 500 m

Jaapies also won two silver medals in the K-1 500 m event at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, earning them in 1970 and 1971.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mieke Jaapies". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.