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Netherlands at the 2008 Summer Olympics

The Netherlands competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. This was announced in an official statement on the NOC*NSF website.[1] In the statement they named the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games as a highlight in sports to which a lot of sportspeople, coaches and the Dutch sports fans would look forward. The Netherlands aimed for a top 10 nations ranking in the Olympics as well as a top 25 ranking in the Paralympics; they ended up ranking 12th at the Games.[1]

Netherlands at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
IOC codeNED
NOCDutch Olympic Committee*
Dutch Sports Federation
Websitewww.nocnsf.nl (in Dutch)
in Beijing
Competitors243 in 20 sports
Flag bearer Jeroen Delmee (opening)
Maarten van der Weijden (closing)
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
7
Silver
5
Bronze
4
Total
16
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Further in the statement they announced that they were aware of the political discussions about human rights and other issues in the People's Republic of China and that they encouraged these discussions, but that they would only participate in sports related discussions.[1] They say individual sportspeople, coaches and managers might have their own opinions about the issues but these would always be conveyed as personal opinions deriving from their own social views.[1] They believe sports activities do have the opportunity to positively influence the situation in the People's Republic of China when it comes to implementing the sports rules correctly as well as in situations improving the levels of respect, solidarity and fair play in sports.[1]

There were 243 athletes representing the Netherlands.[2] 15 in athletics, 24 in baseball, 2 in canoeing, 27 in cycling, 8 in equestrian, 2 in fencing, 32 in field hockey, 18 in football, 2 in gymnastics, 10 in judo, 30 in rowing, 12 in sailing, 15 in softball, 21 in swimming, 3 in table tennis, 1 in taekwondo, 2 in triathlon, 6 in volleyball and 13 in water polo. 61 different athletes won a medal, which is 25.10% of all athletes. With a gold and a silver medal Anky van Grunsven was the only multiple medalist. The athletes that qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics are listed below.[3]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Inge Dekker
Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Femke Heemskerk
Marleen Veldhuis
Hinkelien Schreuder*
Manon van Rooijen*
Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay
  Gold Marit van Eupen
Kirsten van der Kolk
Rowing Women's lightweight double sculls
  Gold Marianne Vos Cycling Women's points race
  Gold Anky van Grunsven Equestrian Individual dressage
  Gold Maarten van der Weijden Swimming Men's 10 km open water
  Gold Netherlands women's national water polo team
Iefke van Belkum Noeki Klein
Gillian van den Berg Simone Koot
Daniëlle de Bruijn Ilse van der Meijden
Mieke Cabout Meike de Nooy
Rianne Guichelaar Alette Sijbring
Biurakn Hakhverdian Yasemin Smit
Marieke van den Ham
Water polo Women's tournament
  Gold Netherlands women's national field hockey team
Marilyn Agliotti Fatima Moreira de Melo
Naomi van As Eefke Mulder
Minke Booij Maartje Paumen
Wieke Dijkstra Sophie Polkamp
Miek van Geenhuizen Lisanne de Roever
Maartje Goderie Janneke Schopman
Eva de Goede Minke Smabers
Ellen Hoog Lidewij Welten
Field hockey Women's tournament
  Silver Deborah Gravenstijn Judo Women's 57 kg
  Silver Anky van Grunsven
Hans Peter Minderhoud
Imke Schellekens-Bartels
Equestrian Team dressage
  Silver Annemieke Bes
Mandy Mulder
Merel Witteveen
Sailing Yngling class
  Silver Femke Dekker
Annemiek de Haan
Nienke Kingma
Roline Repelaer van Driel
Annemarieke van Rumpt
Sarah Siegelaar
Marlies Smulders
Helen Tanger
Ester Workel
Rowing Women's eight
  Silver Lobke Berkhout
Marcelien de Koning
Sailing Women's 470 class
  Bronze Ruben Houkes Judo Men's 60 kg
  Bronze Elisabeth Willeboordse Judo Women's 63 kg
  Bronze Edith Bosch Judo Women's 70 kg
  Bronze Henk Grol Judo Men's 100 kg

AmbassadorsEdit

The NOC*NSF announced a total of eleven athletes as their official ambassadors in the period before, during and after the Olympics in 2008 until the end of that year.[4] The ambassadors that were chosen were all athletes who had a good chance of qualifying for the Olympics or who had already achieved qualification individually or with their team.[4] They were a mixture of men, women, individual athletes, team athletes, Olympians and Paralympians. Chefs de Mission were Charles van Commenée (Olympics) and Thea Limbach (Paralympics).[4]

The eleven ambassadors were:

AthleticsEdit

Dutch athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard). Simon Vroemen, who qualified for the steeplechase event, was tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid dianabol in July 2008.[5]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Robert Lathouwers 800 m 1:46.94 3 N/A Did not advance
Kamiel Maase Marathon N/A 2:20:30 39
Gregory Sedoc 110 m hurdles 13.54 4 Q 13.43 3 Q 13.60 6 Did not advance
Marcel van der Westen 13.50 2 Q 13.48 4 q 13.45 6 Did not advance
Caimin Douglas
Maarten Heisen
Guus Hoogmoed
Gregory Sedoc
Virgil Spier
Patrick van Luijk
4 × 100 m relay 38.87 3 Q N/A DSQ
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Rutger Smith Shot put 20.13 10 Q 20.41 8
Discus throw 65.65 3 Q 65.39 7
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Eugène Martineau Result 11.19 7.19 13.78 1.99 49.99 14.73 44.09 4.70 71.44 4:37.96 8055 13
Points 819 859 715 794 815 882 748 819 911 693
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Hilda Kibet 10000 m 31:29.69 15
Lornah Kiplagat 30:40.27 8
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Laurien Hoos Result 13.52 1.65 14.98 24.57 5.74 48.54 DNS DNF
Points 1047 795 860 927 771 832 0
Jolanda Keizer Result 13.90 1.83 15.15 23.97 6.15 42.76 2:15.21 6370 PB 9*
Points 993 1016 871 984 896 720 890

* The athlete who finished in second place, Lyudmila Blonska of the Ukraine, tested positive for a banned substance.[6] Both the A and the B tests were positive, therefore Blonska was stripped of her silver medal, and Keizer moved up a position.

BaseballEdit

The qualification criteria for baseball were the same as the international standards. For European countries the first ranked team at the 2007 European Championship would qualify directly, while the second and third ranked teams would qualify for an extra qualification round.[7][8] The Dutch team became first in the European Championship, securing their spot in Beijing.[9]

Roster

Loek van Mil was originally selected in the squad, but withdrew from the tournament before the games had been started. He was replaced by Draijer.[10]

Results
Team G W L RS RA WIN% GB Tiebreaker
  South Korea 7 7 0 41 22 1.000 - -
  Cuba 7 6 1 52 23 .857 1 -
  United States 7 5 2 40 22 .714 2 -
  Japan 7 4 3 30 14 .571 3 -
  Chinese Taipei 7 2 5 29 33 .286 5 1–0
  Canada 7 2 5 29 20 .286 5 0–1
  Netherlands 7 1 6 9 50 .143 6 1–0
  China 7 1 6 14 60 .143 6 0–1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
  Chinese Taipei 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 X 5 7 0
WP: Wei-Yin Chen (1–0)   LP: David Bergman (0–1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  United States 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 - 7 10 0
  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0
WP: Stephen Strasburg (1–0)   LP: Shairon Martis (0–1)
Home runs:
USA: Matt Brown (1), Matt Laporta (1)
NED: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
  Japan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 X 6 10 0
WP: Toshiya Sugiuchi (1–0)   LP: Alexander Smit (0–1)
Home runs:
NED: None
JPN: Takahiko Sato (1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Netherlands 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 6 9 1
  China 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 11 1
WP: Leon Boyd (1–0)   LP: Kai Liu (0–1)   Sv: David Bergman (1)
Home runs:
NED: Sharnol Adriana (1), Sidney de Jong (1), Bryan Engelhardt (1)
CHN: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Cuba 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 4 - 14 16 0
  Netherlands 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 10 2
WP: Jonder Martínez (1–0)   LP: Juan Carlos Sulbaran (0–1)
Home runs:
CUB: None
NED: Bryan Engelhardt (2), Percy Isenia (1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  Canada 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 7 1
  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
WP: Brooks McNiven (1–0)   LP: Shairon Martis (0–2)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
  South Korea 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 2 - 10 16 1
  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 4 1
WP: Won-Sam Jang (1–0)   LP: Alexander Smit (0–2)
Home runs:
KOR: Dae-Ho Lee (3), Taek-Keun Lee (1)
NED: None

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Robert Bouten Men's K-1 86.26 11 88.90 16 175.16 14 Q 88.40 5 Q 139.59 9 227.99 9
Ariane Herde Women's K-1 102.30 12 117.98 20 222.28 13 Q 117.60 10 Q 114.39 6 231.99 6

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Stef Clement Road race Did not finish
Time trial 1:04:59 9
Laurens ten Dam Road race 6:34:26 65
Robert Gesink Road race 6:24:07 10
Time trial 1:05:02 10
Karsten Kroon Road race Did not finish
Niki Terpstra Did not finish
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Chantal Beltman Road race 3:37:02 47
Mirjam Melchers Road race 3:33:17 36
Time trial 37:51.59 18
Marianne Vos Road race 3:32:45 6
Time trial 36:58.67 14

TrackEdit

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Theo Bos Men's sprint 10.318
69.780
9 Q   French (AUS)
W 10.959
65.699
Bye   Sireau (FRA)
W 10.777
66.808
  Bourgain (FRA)
L, L
Did not advance 5th place final
  Sireau (FRA)
  Mulder (NED)
  Awang (MAS)
L
7
Teun Mulder 10.373
69.410
13 Q   Levy (GER)
L
  French (AUS)
  Dmitriev (RUS)
W 10.889
66.121
  Nimke (GER)
W 10.888
66.127
  Levy (GER)
L, L
Did not advance 5th place final
  Sireau (FRA)
  Bos (NED)
  Awang (MAS)
L
6
Theo Bos
Teun Mulder
Tim Veldt
Men's team sprint 44.213
61.068
4 Q   Australia (AUS)
L 44.212
61.069
N/A Did not advance 5
Yvonne Hijgenaar Women's sprint 11.533
62.429
10   Meares (AUS)
L
  Krupeckaitė (LTU)
  Grankovskaya (RUS)
L
N/A Did not advance 9th place final
  Grankovskaya (RUS)
  Guerra (CUB)
  Tsukuda (JPN)
L
11
Willy Kanis 11.167
64.475
4   Guerra (CUB)
W 12.155
59.234
Bye N/A   Reed (USA)
W 11.944, W 11.767
  Pendleton (GBR)
L, L
  Guo S (CHN)
L, L
4
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Jens Mouris Men's individual pursuit 4:27.445 13 Did not advance
Jenning Huizenga 4:37:097 18 Did not advance
Levi Heimans
Pim Ligthart
Jens Mouris
Robert Slippens
Wim Stroetinga
Men's team pursuit 4:04.806 6 Q   Australia (AUS)
LAP
Did not advance
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st round Repechage 2nd round Finals
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Theo Bos Men's keirin 2 Q Bye 5 12
Teun Mulder 3 R 4 Did not advance
Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Peter Schep Men's points race 0 0 20
Marianne Vos Women's points race 30 1  
Jens Mouris
Peter Schep
Men's madison 6 −1 8

Mountain bikingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Bart Brentjens Men's cross-country LAP (2 laps) 37
Rudi van Houts LAP (2 laps) 34
Elsbeth van Rooy-Vink Women's cross-country 1:53:30 14

BMXEdit

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Robert de Wilde Men's BMX 36.803 23 18 7 Did not advance
Raymon van der Biezen 36.112 5 10 3 Q 14 5 Did not advance
Rob van den Wildenberg 36.522 18 8 2 Q 9 2 Q 39.772 5
Lieke Klaus Women's BMX 38.709 11 N/A 13 5 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Hans Peter Minderhoud Exquis Nadine Individual 69.625 11 Q 70.920 7 Q 75.150 5 73.035 5
Imke Schellekens-Bartels Sunrise 70.875 5 Q Withdrew
Anky van Grunsven Salinero 74.750 2 Q 74.960 2 Q 82.400 1 78.680  
Hans Peter Minderhoud
Imke Schellekens-Bartels
Anky van Grunsven
See above Team 71.750 4 N/A 71.750  

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Tim Lips Oncarlos Individual 52.60 41 22.40 75.00 28 0.00 75.00 21 Q 0.00 75.00 15 75.00 15

Show jumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Angelique Hoorn Blauwendraad's O'Brien Individual 4 30 4 8 16 Q 8 16 18 Q 0 =1 Q 4 4 =3 JO 8 9
Marc Houtzager Opium VS 2 28 1 3 7 Q 5 8 8 Q 0 =1 Q 4 4 =3 JO 8 8
Gerco Schröder Monaco 5 39 12 17 37 Q 4 21 29 Q 4 11 Q 12 16 =15 12 16
Vincent Voorn Alpapillon-Armanie 0 =1 16 16 35 Q 27 43 44 Did not advance 43 44
Angelique Hoorn
Marc Houtzager
Gerco Schröder
Vincent Voorn
See above Team N/A 17 6 17 34 =4 34 =4

FencingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Bas Verwijlen Individual épée Bye   Wang L (CHN)
W 15–10
  Kauter (SUI)
W 15–13
  Tagliariol (ITA)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Indra Angad-Gaur Individual foil   El Gammal (EGY)
W 13–4
  Granbassi (ITA)
L 6–11
Did not advance

Field hockeyEdit

The qualification criteria for field hockey were the same as the international standards. For European countries the first three ranked teams at the 2007 European Championships would qualify directly, while the fourth through eighth ranked teams would qualify for an extra qualification round, of which only the winners of three qualification tournaments would qualify.[11][12] The Dutch men's team was first in the European Championship, while the women's team was second in their Championship, each team securing their spot in Beijing.[13]

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Dutch roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[14]

Head Coach: Roelant Oltmans

Reserve:

  1. Jaap Stockmann (GK)
  2. Rogier Hofman
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 5 4 1 0 16 6 +10 13
  Australia 5 3 2 0 24 7 +17 11
  Great Britain 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3 8
  Pakistan 5 2 0 3 11 13 −2 6
  Canada 5 1 1 3 10 17 −7 4
  South Africa 5 0 0 5 4 25 −21 0

     Advanced to semifinals

11 August 2008
21:00
Netherlands   5–0   South Africa
Taekema   4'35'
Docherty   44'
Hertzberger   47'
M. Brouwer   66'
Report
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Xavier Adell (ESP)
13 August 2008
21:00
Netherlands   1–0   Great Britain
Taekema   63' Report
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)
15 August 2008
10:30
Netherlands   4–2   Canada
Taekema   4'8'33'
Weusthof   49'
Report Deol   12'
Kahlon   64'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Chen Dekang (CHN)
17 August 2008
20:30
Australia   2–2   Netherlands
Ockenden   58'
Doerner   61'
Report Taekema   55'70'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Christian Blasch (GER)
19 August 2008
08:30
Netherlands   4–2   Pakistan
Brouwer   41'
Taekema   46'58'
Hertzberger   69'
Report Imran   28'
Maqsood   65'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Kim Hong-lae (KOR)
Semifinal
21 August 2008
18:00
Netherlands   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Germany
Hoyng   66' Report P. Zeller   68'
Penalties
Taekema  
R. Brouwer  
Reckers  
Weusthof  
De Nooijer  
---
Taekema  
3–4   C. Zeller
  Keller
  Meinert
  P. Zeller
  Weißenborn
---
  C. Zeller
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
John Wright (RSA)
Bronze medal match
23 August 2008
18:00
Netherlands   2–6   Australia  
Taekema   12'
De Nooijer   27'
Report Ockenden   5'6'
Abbott   9'
Matheson   28'
Hammond   42'
Doerner   62'
Umpires:
Andy Mair (GBR)
Christian Blasch (GER)

Women's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Dutch roster in the women's field hockey tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[14]

Head Coach: Marc Lammers

Reserve:

  1. Kelly Jonker
  2. Floortje Engels (GK)
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 14 3 +11 15
  China 5 3 1 1 14 4 +10 10
  Australia 5 3 1 1 17 9 +8 10
  Spain 5 2 0 3 4 12 −8 6
  South Korea 5 1 0 4 13 18 −5 3
  South Africa 5 0 0 5 2 18 −16 0

     Advanced to semifinals

10 August 2008
20:30
Netherlands   6–0   South Africa
Mulder   5'
Agliotti   27'
Paumen   46'58'
Booij   56'
Dijkstra   66'
Report
Umpires:
Lisa Roach (AUS)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
12 August 2008
20:30
Netherlands   3–2   South Korea
Paumen   3'55'
Schopman   7'
Report Lee Seon-ok   4'39'
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Ute Conen (GER)
14 August 2008
08:30
China   0–1   Netherlands
Report Paumen   21'
Umpires:
Chieko Soma (JPN)
Soledad Iparruguirre (ARG)
16 August 2008
10:30
Australia   1–2   Netherlands
Young   17' Report Paumen   20'46'
Umpires:
Sarah Garnett (NZL)
Marelize de Klerk (RSA)
18 August 2008
18:30
Netherlands   2–0   Spain
Paumen   22'
Hoog   69'
Report
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Minka Woolley (AUS)
Semifinal
20 August 2008
20:30
Netherlands   5–2   Argentina
Paumen   9'25'47'
Agliotti   31'
Hoog   68'
Report Russo   59'
Gulla   69'
Umpires:
Marelize de Klerk (RSA)
Sarah Garnett (NZL)
Gold medal match
22 August 2008
20:30
  China   0–2   Netherlands  
Report Van As   51'
Goderie   62'
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

FootballEdit

The qualification criteria for football were the same as the international standards. For male European countries the first four ranked teams at the 2007 European Under-21 Championship would qualify.[15][16] The Dutch men's team was first in the European under-21 Championship, claiming their second consecutive title and securing their spot in Beijing.[17]

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Netherlands squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[18]

Head coach: Foppe de Haan

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Piet Velthuizen (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 21) 0 0   Vitesse Arnhem
2 2DF Gianni Zuiverloon (1986-12-30)30 December 1986 (aged 21) 0 0   West Bromwich Albion
3 2DF Dirk Marcellis (1988-04-13)13 April 1988 (aged 20) 0 0   PSV
4 2DF Kew Jaliens* (1978-09-15)15 September 1978 (aged 29) 10 0   AZ
5 2DF Erik Pieters (1988-08-07)7 August 1988 (aged 19) 0 0   PSV
6 3MF Kees Luyckx (1986-02-11)11 February 1986 (aged 22) 0 0   AZ
7 3MF Jonathan de Guzmán (1987-09-13)13 September 1987 (aged 20) 0 0   Feyenoord
8 3MF Urby Emanuelson (1986-06-16)16 June 1986 (aged 22) 11 0   Ajax
9 4FW Roy Makaay* (c) (1975-03-09)9 March 1975 (aged 33) 43 6   Feyenoord
10 4FW Gerald Sibon* (1974-04-19)19 April 1974 (aged 34) 0 0   Heerenveen
11 4FW Ryan Babel (1986-12-19)19 December 1986 (aged 21) 25 5   Liverpool
12 3MF Hedwiges Maduro (1985-02-13)13 February 1985 (aged 23) 12 0   Valencia
13 2DF Calvin Jong-a-Pin (1986-08-18)18 August 1986 (aged 21) 0 0   Heerenveen
14 3MF Evander Sno (1987-04-09)9 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0   Celtic
15 3MF Royston Drenthe (1987-04-08)8 April 1987 (aged 21) 0 0   Real Madrid
16 4FW Roy Beerens (1987-12-22)22 December 1987 (aged 20) 0 0   Heerenveen
17 3MF Otman Bakkal (1985-02-27)27 February 1985 (aged 23) 0 0   PSV
18 1GK Kenneth Vermeer (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 (aged 22) 0 0   Ajax

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Nigeria 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2   Netherlands 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4   Japan 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
Netherlands  0–0  Nigeria
Report
United States  2–2  Netherlands
Kljestan   64'
Altidore   72'
Report Babel   16'
Sibon   90+3'
Netherlands  1–0  Japan
Sibon   73' (pen.) Report
Quarterfinals
Argentina  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands
Messi   14'
Di María   105'
Report Bakkal   36'

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Epke Zonderland Horizontal bar N/A 15.750 15.750 4 Q N/A 15.000 15.000 7
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Suzanne Harmes All-around 13.825 14.825 13.825 14.600 57.075 32 Did not advance

JudoEdit

To qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics Dutch judokas were required to meet both the international (set by the IOC and IJF) and the Dutch criteria (set by the NOC*NSF).[19][20]

On 26 January 2008, Elisabeth Willeboordse was the first judoka to secure her spot in Beijing. She proved to remain among the world's top ranked judokas by winning her fifth consecutive World Cup in Sofia.[21] Two days later Edith Bosch qualified by reaching the final of the World Cup in Sofia.[22] On 9 February World Champion Ruben Houkes secured his spot by finishing in the top 7 in the Super World Cup in Paris.[23] The next day Mark Huizinga qualified for his fourth consecutive Olympics as he finished in fifth position at the same event in Paris.[24]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ruben Houkes −60 kg Bye   Will (CAN)
W 0011–0001
  Alexanidis (GRE)
W 0001–0000
  Guédez (VEN)
W 0010–0001
  Choi (KOR)
L 0000–1000
Bye   Yekutiel (ISR)
W 1000–0000
 
Dex Elmont −66 kg Bye   Madeira (MOZ)
W 1000–0000
  Takata (USA)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Guillaume Elmont −81 kg Bye   Nyamkhüü (MGL)
W 0001–0000
  Maddaloni (ITA)
W 1001–0000
  Mrvaljević (MNE)
W 0010–0000
  Kim J-B (KOR)
L 0000–0001
Bye   Camilo (BRA)
L 0001–1100
5
Mark Huizinga −90 kg N/A   Iliadis (GRE)
W 1010–0001
  Aschwanden (SUI)
L 0010–1101
Did not advance
Henk Grol −100 kg N/A   Corrêa (BRA)
W 0210–0001
  Ze'evi (ISR)
W 0010–0001
  Matyjaszek (POL)
W 1000–0000
  Zhitkeyev (KAZ)
L 0100–1010
Bye   Zhorzholiani (GEO)
W 0020–0000
 
Dennis van der Geest +100 kg Bye   Tmenov (RUS)
L 0000–0101
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Deborah Gravenstijn −57 kg Bye   Quadros (BRA)
W 0001–0000
  Fernández (ESP)
W 0001–0000
  Xu Y (CHN)
W 0100–0010
Bye   Quintavalle (ITA)
L 0001–0011
 
Elisabeth Willeboordse −63 kg   Koval (RUS)
W 0012–0010
  Saidi (ALG)
W 1100–0001
  Won O-I (PRK)
L 0000–0200
Did not advance Bye   Krukower (ARG)
W 0230–0000
  Žolnir (SLO)
W 0001–0000
  González (CUB)
W 0001–0000
 
Edith Bosch −70 kg   Nasiga (FIJ)
W 1000–0001
  Ouerdane (ALG)
W 0110–0010
  Rousey (USA)
W 1000–0000
  Ueno (JPN)
L 0001–0110
Bye   Iglesias (ESP)
W 1001–0000
 
Carola Uilenhoed +78 kg   Tserenkhand (MGL)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sjoerd Hamburger Single sculls 7:27.05 2 QF N/A 6:57.24 4 SC/D 7:10.06 1 FD 6:58.71 13
Geert Cirkel
Jan-Willem Gabriëls
Matthijs Vellenga
Gijs Vermeulen
Four 6:00.50 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:02.46 4 FB 6:06.37 8
Paul Drewes
Marshall Godschalk
Ivo Snijders
Gerard van der Linden
Lightweight four 5:57.54 4 R 6:25.25 2 SA/B N/A 6:08.73 3 FA 5:54.06 6
Rogier Blink
Jozef Klaassen
Meindert Klem
David Kuiper
Diederik Simon
Olivier Siegelaar*
Mitchel Steenman
Olaf van Andel
Peter Wiersum (cox)
Reinder Lubbers*
Eight 5:40.48 3 R 5:42.62 3 FA N/A 5:29.26 4

* Lubbers replaced the injured Siegelaar in the repechage.

Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marit van Eupen
Kirsten van der Kolk
Lightweight double sculls 6:50.90 1 SA/B Bye 7:03.87 1 FA 6:54.74  
Femke Dekker
Annemiek de Haan
Nienke Kingma
Roline Repelaer van Driel
Annemarieke van Rumpt
Sarah Siegelaar
Marlies Smulders
Helen Tanger
Ester Workel (cox)
Eight 6:07.41 2 R 6:11.58 2 FA N/A 6:07.22  

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

To qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics Dutch sailors met both the international (set by the IOC and ISAF) and the Dutch criteria (set by the NOC*NSF).[25][26]

The first two boats to qualify for the Olympics were the women's 470 of Lobke Berkhout and Marcelien de Koning and the finn of Pieter-Jan Postma. Berkhout and De Koning were 2007 World champions in their class, and secured their spot by finishing sixth in the pre-Olympic tournament in Qingdao on 22 August 2007.[27] Postma, who won silver at the 2007 World Championships in the finn class, also qualified during the pre-Olympic tournament by finishing in second place.[28] Brothers Sven and Kalle Coster qualified in the 470 class after finishing 12th in the 2008 World Championships.[29]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Casper Bouman RS:X 20 27 21 22 4 1 1 2 20 21 EL 112 15
Rutger van Schaardenburg Laser 32 29 34 32 25 18 30 26 20 CAN EL 216 37
Kalle Coster
Sven Coster
470 11 15 12 2 8 15 2 8 4 2 14 78 4
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Lobke Berkhout
Marcelien de Koning
470 3 1 9 5 2 2 10 7 4 16 10 53  
Annemieke Bes
Mandy Mulder
Merel Witteveen
Yngling 9 1 2 13 1 5 4 1 CAN CAN 8 31  
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Pieter-Jan Postma Finn 19 15 16 22 15 2 10 16 CAN CAN EL 93 14
Mitch Booth
Pim Nieuwenhuis
Tornado 3 13 8 3 10 2 8 2 11 10 6 64 5

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled

SoftballEdit

The qualification criteria for softball were the same as the international standards. Reaching the semifinals in the 2006 World Championships was an automatic qualification to compete in the Games in Beijing. The Dutch team did not reach the semifinals, and had to enter the African/European qualification tournament to secure their spot.[30][31][32]

Women's tournamentEdit

Noemi Boekel
Marloes Fellinger
Sandra Gouverneur
Petra van Heijst
Judith van Kampen
Kim Kluijskens
Saskia Kosterink
Jolanda Kroesen
Daisy de Peinder
Marjan Smit
Rebecca Soumeru
Nathalie Timmermans
Ellen Venker
Britt Vonk
Kristi de Vries

SwimmingEdit

Dutch swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)).[33][34]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nick Driebergen 100 m backstroke 55.31 28 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:00.24 24 Did not advance
Robert Lijesen 50 m freestyle 22.51 32 Did not advance
Robin van Aggele 200 m breaststroke 2:17.14 48 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 52.26 =20 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:04.33 39 Did not advance
Thijs van Valkengoed 100 m breaststroke 1:01.32 26 Did not advance
Pieter van den Hoogenband 100 m freestyle 47.97 5 Q 47.68 3 Q 47.75 5
Maarten van der Weijden 10 km open water N/A 1:51:51.6  
Mitja Zastrow 100 m freestyle 49.61 38 Did not advance
Nick Driebergen
Robert Lijesen
Bas van Velthoven
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Mitja Zastrow
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:14.90 10 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Inge Dekker 100 m freestyle 55.23 24 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 58.22 9 Q 58.20 7 Q 58.54 8
Chantal Groot 100 m butterfly 59.35 =30 Did not advance
Femke Heemskerk 200 m individual medley 2:16.28 28 Did not advance
Ranomi Kromowidjojo 200 m freestyle 2:00.02 23 Did not advance
Hinkelien Schreuder 50 m freestyle 25.00 =12 Q 24.52 6 Q 24.65 7
Edith van Dijk 10 km open water N/A 2:00:02.8 14
Jolijn van Valkengoed 100 m breaststroke 1:11.26 35 Did not advance
Marleen Veldhuis 50 m freestyle 24.38 2 Q 24.46 4 Q 24.26 5
100 m freestyle 53.76 3 Q 53.81 2 Q 54.21 =6
Inge Dekker
Femke Heemskerk
Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Hinkelien Schreuder
Manon van Rooijen
Marleen Veldhuis
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:37.61 4 Q N/A 3:33.76 OR  
Inge Dekker
Femke Heemskerk
Saskia de Jonge
Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Manon van Rooijen
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:56.60 11 N/A Did not advance
Inge Dekker
Chantal Groot
Femke Heemskerk
Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Jolijn van Valkengoed
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:04.74 13 N/A Did not advance

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Bianca van der Velden
Sonja van der Velden
Duet 45.584 10 45.834 91.418 9 Q 46.083 91.667 9

Table tennisEdit

To qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics Dutch table tennis players needed to meet both the international (set by the IOC and ITTF) and the Dutch criteria (set by the NOC*NSF).[35][36] Li Jiao qualified herself in January 2008 when she was selected by the ITTF as one of the top 20 players in the World.[37]

Singles
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Li Jiao Women's singles Bye   Ni Xl (LUX)
W 4–1
  Guo Y (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Li Jie Bye   Zhu F (ESP)
W 4–1
  Liu J (AUT)
W 4–1
  Feng Tw (SIN)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Team
Athlete Event Group round Semifinals Bronze playoff 1 Bronze playoff 2 Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Li Jiao
Li Jie
Elena Timina
Women's team Group B
  Singapore (SIN)
L 0 – 3
  United States (USA)
L 1 – 3
  Nigeria (NGR)
W 3 – 0
3 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

To qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics Dutch taekwondo practitioners needed to meet both the international (set by the IOC and WTF) and the Dutch criteria (set by the NOC*NSF).[38][39] Dennis Bekkers finished third in the qualification tournament in Istanbul, thus qualifying to compete at the Olympics in Beijing.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dennis Bekkers Men's −68 kg   Son T-J (KOR)
L 3–4
Did not advance   Tazegül (TUR)
L 2–3
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Sander Berk Men's 18:13 0:28 59:06 0:34 33:57 1:52:18.09 31
Lisa Mensink Women's 20:03 0:28 1:07:44 0:33 41:30 2:10:18.98 45

VolleyballEdit

Beach volleyballEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Emiel Boersma
Bram Ronnes
Men's Pool F
  GibbRosenthal (USA)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 15–21)
  AsahiShiratori (JPN)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 25–23, 11–15)
  BrinkDieckmann (GER)
W 2 – 0 (21–16, 21–19)
Lucky Losers
  KlempererKoreng (GER)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 25–27)
3 Did not advance
Reinder Nummerdor
Richard Schuil
Pool E
  LacigaSchnider (SUI)
W 2 – 0 (21–14, 21–15)
  KjemperudSkarlund (NOR)
W 2 – 1 (13–21, 21–15, 15–9)
  KlempererKoreng (GER)
W 2 – 0 (21–16, 21–16)
1 Q   Schacht
Slack (AUS)
W 2 – 0 (21–16, 21–14)
  Geor
Gia (GEO)
L 0 – 2 (19–21, 19–21)
Did not advance
Rebekka Kadijk
Merel Mooren
Women's Pool E
  BranaghYoungs (USA)
L 0 – 2 (19–21, 25–27)
  CrespoEsteves (CUB)
L 0 – 2 (11–21, 15–21)
  PohlRau (GER)
L 0 – 2 (19–21, 18–21)
4 Did not advance

Water poloEdit

The Netherlands participated in the women's tournament, where the team won the gold medal.

Women's tournamentEdit

The qualification criteria for water polo were the same as the international standards.[40][41] The Dutch women's team became first at the European qualification tournament in Kirishi by beating the host nation Russia in the final.[42]

Roster

The following is the Dutch roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[14]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Ilse van der Meijden GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 22 October 1988   Brandenburg Bilthoven
2 Yasemin Smit CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 21 November 1984   Het Ravijn Nijverdal
3 Mieke Cabout D 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 30 March 1986   ZVL Leiden
4 Biurakn Hakhverdian D 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 4 October 1985   Polar Bears
5 Marieke van den Ham D 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 21 January 1983   Polar Bears
6 Daniëlle de Bruijn D 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 13 February 1978   Widex GZC Donk Gouda
7 Iefke van Belkum CF 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 22 July 1986   ZVL Leiden
8 Noeki Klein CF 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 28 April 1983   ZVL Leiden
9 Gillian van den Berg D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 8 September 1971   De Gouwe Waddinxveen
10 Alette Sijbring CB 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 20 March 1982   TWZ Zaandam
11 Rianne Guichelaar D 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 16 August 1983   Het Ravijn Nijverdal
12 Simone Koot D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 12 November 1980   Brandenburg Bilthoven
13 Meike de Nooy GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 2 May 1983   Het Ravijn Nijverdal
Head coach: Robin van Galen
Group play
Qualified for the semifinals
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Will play for places 7–8
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hungary 3 2 1 0 28 20 +8 5
  Australia 3 2 1 0 25 22 +3 5
  Netherlands 3 1 0 2 27 27 0 2
  Greece 3 0 0 3 16 27 −11 0

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

11 August 2008
13:00
Game reference Hungary   11–9   Netherlands Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Caputi (ITA), Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 3-3, 3-2, 4-3, 1-1
Pelle 4, Kisteleki 2, Stieber 2, Valkai 2 Goals de Bruijn 4, van den Berg 3
13 August 2008
14:20
Game reference Greece   6–9   Netherlands Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Ni Shiwei (CHN), Patelli Decio Jr (BRA)
Score by quarters: 3-3, 2-2, 1-3, 0-1
Liosi 2 Goals Cabout 4, de Bruijn 2, van Belkum 2
15 August 2008
13:00
Game reference Netherlands   9–10   Australia Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Caputi (ITA), Turcotte (CAN)
Score by quarters: 1-2, 2-2, 1-2, 5-4
van den Ham 3, van Belkum 2, Sijbring 2 Goals B. Knox 4, Beadsworth 2, Gynther 2
Quarterfinal
17 August 2008
15:40
Game reference Italy   8 (3)–8 (5)   Netherlands Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Bock (GER), Argyros (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2-2, 1-3, 3-2, 2-1  OT: 0-0, 0-0, 3-5 (PS)
Zanchi 4, Miceli 2, Bosurgi 2 Goals Cabout 4, de Bruijn 3, Smit 2, van Belkum 2
Semifinal
19 August 2008
15:40
Game reference Hungary   7–8   Netherlands Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Brguljan (MNE), Antsiferov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 2-1, 1-3, 3-3, 1-1
Pelle 3, Drávucz 2, Primász 2 Goals van den Ham 3, van Belkum 3
Final
21 August 2008
18:20
Game reference   United States   8–9   Netherlands   Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Kiszelly (HUN), Caputi (ITA)
Score by quarters: 2-4, 3-1, 1-2, 2-2
Steffens 2 Goals de Bruijn 7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ De sporters, NOC*NSF Netherlands Olympics Team list (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Gekwalificeerden, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  4. ^ a b c Ambassadeurs, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Steeplechaser Simon Vroemen claims dianobol would hurt performance, steroidreport.com
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  8. ^ NOC*NSF – Baseball criteria, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  9. ^ Netherlands won the European Championship 2007, baseballeurope.com
  10. ^ Draaijer vervangt Van Mil, nos.nl, ret: 13 Aug 2008
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  12. ^ NOC*NSF – Field hockey criteria, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  13. ^ Women – Final placings / Men – Final placings, eurohockeymanchester2007.com
  14. ^ a b c 2008 Official Results Part Two: Hockey – Wrestling, LA84 Foundation.
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  17. ^ Dutch double for De Haan, uefa.com
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  20. ^ NOC*NSF – Judo criteria, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  21. ^ Willeboordse zeker van Spelen, nu.nl (in Dutch)
  22. ^ Edith Bosch verzekert zich van de Spelen, sporttribune.nl (in Dutch)
  23. ^ Houkes zeker van Olympische Spelen, sportweek.nl (in Dutch)
  24. ^ Huizinga plaatst zich voor Spelen, judoinside.com (in Dutch)
  25. ^ IOC and ISAF – Sailing criteria, sport.nl
  26. ^ NOC*NSF – Sailing criteria, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  27. ^ Berkhout en De Koning, Postma zeker van Olympische Spelen, sportnet.wordpress.com (in Dutch)
  28. ^ Finn-zeiler Postma kwalificeert zich voor Olympische spelen, watersportalmanak.nl (in Dutch)
  29. ^ Sven en Kalle bij WK 470 12e plaats, braassemermeer.nl (in Dutch)
  30. ^ IOC and ISF – Softball criteria, sport.nl
  31. ^ NOC*NSF – Softball criteria, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  32. ^ Dutch qualify for Beijing, xs4all.nl Grand Slam Stats & News
  33. ^ IOC and FINA – Swimming criteria, sport.nl
  34. ^ NOC*NSF – Swimming criteria, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  35. ^ IOC and ITTF – Table tennis criteria, sport.nl
  36. ^ NOC*NSF – Table tennis criteria, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  37. ^ Tafeltennis – Li Jiao geplaatst voor Olympische Spelen, regiosportaktuaal.nl (in Dutch)
  38. ^ IOC and WTF – Taekwondo criteria, sport.nl
  39. ^ NOC*NSF – Taekwondo criteria, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  40. ^ IOC and FINA – Water polo criteria, sport.nl
  41. ^ NOC*NSF – Water polo criteria, sport.nl (in Dutch)
  42. ^ QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT OLYMPIC GAMES 2008 WATERPOLO WOMEN, sportkinef.com