1928 Germany–Netherlands women's athletics competition

The 1928 Germany–Netherlands women's athletics competition was an international women's athletics competition on 24 June 1928 in Lennep (near Elberfeld), Germany.[1]

1928 Germany–Netherlands women's athletics competition
Dates24 June 1928
Host cityLennep, Germany
TypeOutdoor track and field
Participation24 athletes from
2 nations

The competition was the second international competition for Dutch women after the 1928 Belgium–Netherlands women's athletics competition three weeks earlier. The competition was organized as a "try-out" for the Olympics but moreover to gain international experience in preparation for the 1928 Summer Olympics.

The competition was won by the Netherlands with 48 points versus Germany with 42 points.

Background and preparations change

For the first time, women's athletic events would be held at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As the Dutch women's didn't have international experience the Royal Dutch Athletics Federation organized two international competition. Two international competitions that included the 5 Olympic events for women were organised to gain the international experience.[2] The coach of the team was B. Verwaal.[2]

On 24 June, the day of the competition, the Dutch national athletes travelled by train to Oberhousen together with coach B. Verwaal and jury members J. M. Hardeman and D. J. de Vries.[3][4]

Competition format change

The competition consisted of 5 events: 100 metres, 800 metres, 4x 100 metres relay, high jump and discus throw. The overall classification is a nation's classification. In the four individual events three athletes of each nation participated. The winner of the event received for the nation 6 points, the number 2 received 5 points, number 3 received 4 points etc. The nation winning the relay event wins 4 points and the other nation received 2 points. For the overall classication all points from each country are added together.

Entrants change

The Twelve Dutch athlethes were selected by the Royal Dutch Athletics Federation and announced ahead of the competition.[2]

The competition had Dutch and German jury members including from the Netherlands D. J. de Vries and J. M. Hardeman.[3]

Competition change

The competition was opened with a presentation of the teams followed with speaches of the mayor of Lennep, representatives of the Westdeutscher Spiel-Verband and a reply of D. J. de Vries.[2]

100 metres change

There was a head wind during the 100 metres. Just as at the 1928 Belgium–Netherlands women's athletics competition‎, the three Dutchwomen won the event. Now with Nettie Grooss, who had in bad start in the Belgian competition, in first place. In different sources the places of German women are in different positions.[3][5][1]

100 m results (headwind)
Place Athlete Time Points
1   Nettie Grooss (NED) 14 sec. 6
2   Lies Aengenendt (NED) 5
3   Rie Briejer (NED) 4
4-6   Felicitas Schlarp (GER) 3
  M. Hausmann (GER) 2
  Kathe Erfling (GER) 1
Points (100 m)
Nation Points
  Germany 6
  Netherlands 15

800 metres change

The 800 metres event was won by German Elfriede Werner. The Dutch Jo Mallon who finished second also recieived tribute in the newspaper about her time.[3][6]

800 m results
Place Athlete Time Points
1   Elfriede Werner (GER) 2:34.8 6
2   Jo Mallon (NED) 2:37.4 5
3   Louise Müller (GER) 4
4   Jeanne van Kesteren (NED) 3
5   Mien Duchateau (NED) 2
6   Margarete Hermann (GER) 1
Points (800 m)
Nation Points
  Belgium 11
  Netherlands 10

High jump change

World champion Lien Gisolf won the high jump event after jumping 1.45 metres. After this result the high jump event stopped, while Gisolf might have been able to jump higher.[7]

High jump results
Place Athlete Height Points
1   Lien Gisolf (NED) 1.55 6
2   Elisabeth Weck (GER) 1.45 5
3   Bets Dekens (NED) 1.40 3
  IJke Buisma (NED) 1.40 3
  Horchler (GER) 1.40 3
6   Weiszgerber (GER) 1.35 1
Points (high jump)
Nation Points
  Germany 9
  Netherlands 12

Discus throw change

Grete Heublein won the discus throw event ahead of Hilde Krewett and Lena Michaëlis. Different newspapers lists different distances. Below are the results listed of newspaper Het Vaderland, as in other sources the distance of the 6th place is further compared to the 5th place and so unlikely to be correct.[3][6]

Discus throw results
Place Athlete Distance Points
1   Grete Heublein (GER) 33.68 6
2   Hilde Krewett (GER) 30.36 5
3   Lena Michaëlis (NED) 26.46 4
4   Fuseler (GER) 23.63 3
5   Bets Dekens (NED) 23.40 2
6   Nici Mür (NED) 23.03 1
Points (discus throw)
Nation Points
  Germany 14
  Netherlands 7

4x 100 metres relay change

4x 100 metres relay
Place Team Time Points
1   Netherlands
Bets ter Horst
Lies Aengenendt
Rie Briejer
Nettie Grooss
51.4 sec. 4
2   Germany
Elfriede Wever
M. Hausmann
Kathe Erfling
Felicitas Schlarp
+ 4-5 m. 2

Overall classification change

Rank Athlete Points 100m 800m HJ DT Rel
1   Netherlands 48 15 10 12 7 4
1   Germany 42 6 11 9 14 2

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Atletiek Vrouwen in Oranje 1928 – 1939" (PDF). Stichting Atletiekerfgoed (in Dutch). p. 9. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "De eerste ontmoeting tussen de damesploegen". Algemeen Handelsblad (in Dutch). 21 June 1928. Retrieved 20 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "West-Duitschland–Holland". Het Vaderland (in Dutch). 25 June 1928. Retrieved 20 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  4. "West-Duitschland–Nederland". De Gooi- en Eemlander (in Dutch). 26 June 1928. Retrieved 20 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  5. "Het Nederlandsche Dames-team wint wint van West-Duitschland". Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). 26 June 1928. Retrieved 20 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Hollands dames winnen van West-Duitschland. Met 48-42 punten". De courant Het nieuws van den dag (in Dutch). 25 June 1928. Retrieved 20 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  7. "Onze jeugdige wereldkampioene en stadgenoote Mej. C. A. Gisolf". Het Vaderland (in Dutch). 27 June 1928. Retrieved 20 June 2022 – via Delpher.