Mastenbroek, Rie (1919–2003)

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Mastenbroek, Rie (1919–2003)

Dutch swimmer. Name variations: Hendrika or Ria Mastenbroek or Mastenbroeck. Born Hendrika Wilhelmina Mastenbroek, Feb 26, 1919, in Rotterdam, Netherlands; died Nov 6, 2003, in Rotterdam; married thrice; children: 3.

Won 3 gold medals and 1 silver at European championships (1934); at age 17, won gold medals for the 100-meter freestyle at 1:05.9, 400-meter free-style at 5:26.4, and 4×100-meter freestyle relay as well as a silver medal for the 100-meter backstroke at Berlin Olympics (1936). Inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame (1968).