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Mia Gommers

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Sport  Athletics
Weight  53 kg
Height  1.66 m

Role  Olympic athlete
Name  Mia Gommers
Club  Sittard
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Born  26 September 1939 (age 76) (1939-09-26) Stein, Limburg, the Netherlands
Olympic medals  Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

Maria ("Mia") Francisca Philomena Hoogakker-Gommers (born 26 September 1939) is a retired Dutch athlete, who competed mainly in the 800 metres. She was the second female world record-holder over 1500 metres in October 1967 at Sittard (The Netherlands), breaking the record of Anne Smith, who set the record in June of that year, by almost two seconds.

Gommers competed for The Netherlands in the 1968 Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico in the 800 metres, where she won the bronze medal.

On 14 June 1969 she also broke Smith's world record on the mile in an event in Leicester. At the 1969 European Championships in Athletics in Athens on 20 September 1969, she ran below Paola Pigni's new 1500 m record, but was beaten to the finish by Jaroslava Jehlickova. In 1969 she was chosen the Dutch female sportsperson of the year.

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Mia Gommers Wikipedia


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