Netherlands at the 1972 Summer Paralympics

Netherlands competed at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, West Germany. The team included 39 athletes, 26 men and 13 women.[1] Competitors from Netherlands won 38 medals, including 14 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze to finish 5th in the medal table.[2]

Netherlands at the
1972 Summer Paralympics
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
IPC codeNED
NPCNederlands Olympisch Comité *
Nederlandse Sport Federatie
Websiteparalympisch.nl (in Dutch)
in Heidelberg
Competitors39 (26 men and 13 women)
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
14
Silver
13
Bronze
11
Total
38
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

Disability classificationsEdit

Athletes at the Paralympics in 1972 were all afflicted by spinal cord injuries and required the use of a wheelchair.[3] This is in contrast to later Paralympics that include events for participants that fit into any of five different disability categories; amputation, either congenital or sustained through injury or illness; cerebral palsy; wheelchair athletes; visual impairment, including blindness; Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis.[4][5] Each Paralympic sport then has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing.[6]

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Aria de Vries-Noordam Athletics Women's Shot Put 1A
  Gold Harry Lamberts Swimming Men's 100 m Freestyle 6
  Gold Marijke Ruiter Swimming Women's 100 m Backstroke 5
  Gold Marijke Ruiter Swimming Women's 100 m Breaststroke 5
  Gold Ingrid van der Benden Swimming Women's 100 m Breaststroke 6
  Gold Ingrid van der Benden Swimming Women's 100 m Freestyle 6
  Gold Henny Hilberink Swimming Women's 25 m Backstroke 2
  Gold Delphine van Opdorp-Ariens Kappers Swimming Women's 25 m Breaststroke 1B
  Gold Delphine van Opdorp-Ariens Kappers Swimming Women's 25 m Freestyle 1B
  Gold Mary Kuivenhoven
Ingrid van der Benden
Marijke Ruiter
Swimming Women's 3x100 m Medley Relay 5-6
  Gold Marijke Ruiter Swimming Women's 3x50 m Medley 5
  Gold Ingrid van der Benden Swimming Women's 3x50 m Medley 6
  Gold Aria de Vries-Noordam Table tennis Women's Singles 1A
  Gold Loes Lekx
Irene Schmidt
Table tennis Women's Teams 4
  Silver Peter Blanker
Popke Popkema
Gérard van Opdorp
Archery Men's FITA Round Team open
  Silver Aria de Vries-Noordam Athletics Women's 60 m Wheelchair 1A
  Silver Peter Blanker
Popke Popkema
Dartchery Men's Pairs open
  Silver Harry Lamberts Swimming Men's 100 m Breaststroke 6
  Silver Gerrit Pomp Swimming Men's 25 m Backstroke 2
  Silver Harry Lamberts Swimming Men's 3x50 m Medley 6
  Silver Mary Kuivenhoven Swimming Women's 100 m Breaststroke 5
  Silver Mary Kuivenhoven Swimming Women's 100 m Freestyle 5
  Silver Quirien Jonker Swimming Women's 25 m Backstroke 2
  Silver Netty van der Krieke Swimming Women's 3x25 m Medley 3
  Silver Quirien Jonker
Sonja Graveland
Netty van der Krieke
Swimming Women's 3x50 m Medley Relay 2-4
  Silver Netty van der Krieke Swimming Women's 50 m Backstroke 3
  Silver Netty van der Krieke Swimming Women's 50 m Freestyle 3
  Bronze Popke Popkema Archery Men's FITA Round open
  Bronze Ebo Roek[7] Athletics Men's 100 m Wheelchair 5
  Bronze Gerrit Pomp Swimming Men's 25 m Breaststroke 2
  Bronze Gerrit Pomp Swimming Men's 25 m Freestyle 2
  Bronze Jeanne de Backer Swimming Women's 100 m Backstroke 5
  Bronze Delphine van Opdorp-Ariens Kappers Swimming Women's 25 m Backstroke 1B
  Bronze Mary Kuivenhoven Swimming Women's 3x50 m Medley 5
  Bronze Sonja Graveland Swimming Women's 50 m Breaststroke 4
  Bronze Hans Pimmelaar[8]
Paul Suijkerbuijk
Table tennis Men's Doubles 1B
  Bronze Paul Suijkerbuijk Table tennis Men's Singles 1B
  Bronze Irene Schmidt Table tennis Women's Singles 4

Source: www.paralympic.org[9] & www.olympischstadion.nl[10][11][12][13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Participation Numbers Stoke Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Medal Standings Stoke Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Paralympics categories explained". ABC. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Making sense of the categories". BBC Sport. 6 October 2000. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  6. ^ "A-Z of Paralympic classification". BBC Sport. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  7. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate".
  8. ^ "Trouw / De Rotterdammer | 30 juli 1973 | pagina 3".
  9. ^ "Dutch Medal winners 1972 Paralympic Games". www.paralympic.org. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Paralympische wall of fame" (PDF). www.olympischstadion.nl. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Gevonden in Delpher - Algemeen Dagblad".
  12. ^ "Gevonden in Delpher - Algemeen Dagblad".
  13. ^ "Gevonden in Delpher - Leeuwarder courant : Hoofdblad van Friesland".