Dutch track-and-field star, Francina Blankers-Koen of Amsterdam, the Netherlands set a modern pentathlon record of 4,692 points. The modern pentathlon consists of five events: the shot put, the high jump, the 200-meter sprint, the 80-meter hurdles, and the long jump.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Fanny Blankers-Koen | Biography, Olympics, & Facts | Britannica
Fanny Blankers-Koen. Fanny Blankers-Koen, née Francina Elsje Koen, (born April 26, 1918, near Baarn, Netherlands—died January 25, 2004, Amsterdam), versatile Dutch track-and-field athlete who, at the 1948 Olympics in London, became the first woman to win four gold medals at a single Games.Apr 22, 2020
- Fanny Blankers-Koen – Wikipedia
Francina “Fanny” Elsje Blankers-Koen (26 April 1918 – 25 January 2004) was a Dutch track … Also in 2007, a plaque was placed in the sportspark at Olympiaplein in Amsterdam declaring “Hier trainde Fanny Blankers-Koen” (“Fanny …
- Fanny Blankers-koen | Encyclopedia.com
Fanny Blankers-Koen was born Francina Elsje Koen, the daughter of a government inspector in the Dutch city of Amsterdam in 1918. Her talent in sports was …
- 100 years after her birth, Blankers-Koen’s legacy lives on| News
May 30, 2018 – … Francina ‘Fanny’ Blankers-Koen was deservedly announced as the … She died on 25 January 2004 in Hoofddorp, near Amsterdam, at the …
- The incredible dominance of Fanny Blankers-Koen – Olympic …
It got Fanny Blankers-Koen, a mother of two from Utrecht, who was, perhaps, … to an array of honours and the gift of a bicycle from the people of Amsterdam.