Naomi van As

Naomi van As (born 26 July 1983) is a Dutch field hockey player who plays as a forward/midfield for a Dutch club MHC Laren.

Naomi van As
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Personal information
Born (1983-07-26) 26 July 1983 (age 36)
The Hague, Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Playing position Midfield/Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
MHC Laren
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2016 Netherlands 168 (35)
Naomi van As, left, and Deborah Gravenstijn, right

She made her debut for the Netherlands national team on June 20, 2003 in a game against South Africa. She was a part of the Dutch squad that became World Champions at the 2006 Women's Hockey World Cup which also won the 2007 Champions Trophy.[citation needed] Her family lives in South Africa In 2008 Naomi van As became an Olympic Gold medal winner with her national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, scoring the first goal in their 2-0 win over China.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was again part of the Dutch team that won gold.[1] She finished her international sportive career at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the by shoot-outs lost final against the team of Great Britain. In 2009 and 2016, she was named FIH Player of the Year.

Since 2007 Van As has been in a relationship with longtrack skater Sven Kramer, and they have a daughter born in 2018.[2][3]