Annie van de Blankevoort

Johanna Annetje “Annie” van Wijk-van de Blankevoort also wrongly written as Anny van den Blankenvoort and other variants (born 3 September 1895) was a Dutch track and field athlete representing athletics club R.S. Rozenburg who was mainly active between 1918 and 1923.[2][3] She also played korball with the same club.[4]

Annie van de Blankevoort
Personal information
Full nameJohanna Annetje van de Blankevoort
Born(1895-09-03)3 September 1895[1]
Deventer, Netherlands
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Sport
SportTrack and field athletics
ClubR.S. Rozenburg

Van den Blankenvoort set the first ever official Dutch women’s record in athletics in 1921; in the 80 metres. She also set the first official record in the long jump. She won most of the 80 metres competitons she competed in and was therefore named in the media as “the invincible”.[5] She became multiple years national champion in the 80 metres and won the first national championships in the 4x 100 metres relay.

Career

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After finishing third at a national competition in 1918, she had her first victory on 17 June 1919 during the athletics competition of South Holland in Gouda where she won the long jump event; one of the two individual events for women next to the relay.[6] A few weeks later she won the high jump and 80 metres events at the national competition in Rotterdam.[7] She became champion of South Holland in July 1919 in the 80 metres.[8]

During her career she won most of the 80 metres event she competed in and named in the media “the invincible” in 1921.[5] However, she won not everything. At the first 2021 South Holland competition she was beaten in four of the five events including the 80 metres.[9][10] she was beated by I. van Driel on 7 August 1921.[5]

In 1921 she became with Rozenburg national champion in the 4x 100 metres relay.[11] A week later she also became national champion in the 80 metres in Zeist. In an as described “fierce battle” she won the final from Rugter-Janssen.[12]

The first possibility to set a Dutch record was from 1921 in the 80 metres.[13] On 3 July at the Pro Partia international competition she ran in the heats a time of 11.1 what would be good enough for the national record. However, because there was only one time keeper the time was not official recognized.[14] On 31 July 1921 she set the record in Enschede in a time of 10.7 seconds.[13] In June 1922 she even ran in the 80 metres the same time as the world record. During national competitions in the 80 metres semi-finals she ran a time of 10.6 seconds at Woudestein.[15][16] She held the records for over two years after it was broken on 8 July 1923 by R. Francken.[13][17]

Van den Blankenvoort also set the first national record in the long jump in Rotterdam on 30 July 1922 with a distance of 4.56 metres. A year later on 8 July 1923 her record was broken by G. Harke.[13][17]

On 27 August 1922 she competed at the 1922 Pro Patria women's international athletics competition, (one of) the earliest international women’s competition in the Netherlands. In the 100 metres she finished third, beaten by German long jump champion Margarete Furchheim. She won with the Rotterdam team the 4x 100 metres relay.[18][2]

Achievements

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1918
5 August - 3rd: 80 metres - National competition (Rozenburg)[19]
1919
15 June - 1st: high jump — competition of South Holland (Gouda)[6]
29 June - National competition (Rotterdam)[7]
1st in high jump
1st in 80 metres
20 July - 1st: 80 metres — South Holland Championships (Rotterdam)[8]
1920
7 June - 2nd(?): 80 metres - Competition of South Holland (lost from I. van Driel)[20]
14 June - 2nd: 80 metres - national competition (O.D.I) (lost from I. van Driel after re-run)[21]
1921
5 May - Competition of South Holland - 1st meeting (Rotterdam)[9][10]
1st: long jump
1st: 100 metres
2nd: 80 metres
2nd: bal throw
3rd: high jump
22 May - National competition (H.V.V.) [22]
1st 80 metres
1st 4x 100 metres mixed relay
5 June - Competition of South Holland[23]
1st: 100 metres
1st: high jump
2nd: long jump
2nd: bal throwing
12 June - 1st: 80 metres - ZHAB national competition[11]
1st 80 metres
1st 4x 100 metres relay (national championships)
19 June - 1st: 80 metres - national championships (Zeist)[12]
22 June - Dordrecht[24]
1st: 80 metres
1st: 4x 100 metres relay
3 July - 1st: 80 metres - Pro Partia international competition (Sparta)[14]
31 July - Philips athletics competition (Eindhoven)[25]
1st 80 metres
First official 80 metres national record (10.9 sec.). First official women’s athletic record.[13][26]
7 August - 2nd: 80 metres - ODI competition (lost from N. van Driel)[5]
14 August - athletics certificate for korfball players [27]
1922
11 May - 1st 80 metres - ODI competitions (Woudestein)[28]
11 June - 1st 80 metres (with 10.6 in semi-final) - national competitions (Woudestein)[15]
25 June - 1st 80 metres - Dutch athletics championships (Rozenburg)[16][29]
30 July - competition of South Holland (Rotterdam)[30]
1st 80 metres
1st long jump
Fist official long jump national record (4.56 metres)[13]
6 August - competition of South Holland (seasons last)[31]
1st 80 metres
1st long jump
27 August - Pro Patria international competition.[18][2]
1st 4x 100 metres relay (as a member of team “Rotterdam”)
3rd 100 metres
1923
10 June - 3rd: 80 metres - South Holland championships (Rotterdam)[32]
17 June - 3rd: 80 metres - ODI national competition (Rotterdam)[33]

Personal life

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Van de Blankevoort was born in Deventer on 3 September 1895. She was the daughter of Gerrit van de Blankevoort and Everdina Martha Jacoba Mazee. She had one sister and three brothers.[34] She later lived in the Rotterdam region. On 17 Augustus 1922 she married to Dirk Jacobus van Wijk from Rotterdam.[2]

References

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  1. Geregistreerde Johanna Annetje van de Blankevoort, openarch.nl
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Internationale athletiek. De "Pro Partia" wedstrijden". De avondpost (in Dutch). 28 August 1922. Retrieved 20 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  3. Huwelijk op 17 augustus 1922 te Rotterdam, openarch.nl
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  27. "Athletiek voor korfballers(sters)". Voorwaarts (in Dutch). 15 August 1921. Retrieved 20 June 2022 – via Delpher.
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  34. Persoonskaart Johanna Annetje van de Blankevoort pondes.nl

Other websites

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  • Image, 1921 Dutch Athletics Championships