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Francina "Fanny" Elsje Blankers-Koen was a Dutch track and field athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She competed there as a 30-year-old mother of two, earning her the nickname "the flying housewife", and was the most successful athlete at the event. Having started competing in athletics in 1935, she took part in the 1936 Summer Olympics a year later. Although international competition was stopped by World War II, Blankers-Koen set several world records during that period, in events as diverse as the long jump, the high jump, and sprint and hurdling events. Apart from her four Olympic titles, she won five European titles and 58 Dutch championships, and set or tied 12 world records – the last, pentathlon, in 1951 aged 33. She retired from athletics in 1955, after which she became captain of the Dutch female track and field team.

About Fanny Blankers-Koen

Runner Fanny Blankers-Koen was born on April 26, 1918 in Baarn, Netherlands (She dies at the age of 85, on January 25, 2004).

At the 1948 London Olympics, he won four gold medals, including the 100 and 200 meters, the 80 meter hurdles, and the 4 x 100 meter relay. She also won 5 European titles and 58 national medals in the Netherlands.

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Fanny Blankers-Koen before becoming famous

Fanny Blankers-Koen was born in the Zodiac sign Taurus (The Bull), and 1918 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Horse (馬).

She excelled in a variety of sports, but chose track when a swimming instructor advised her that it would be easier for her to qualify for the Olympics if she competed in something other than swimming.

Achievement of Fanny Blankers-Koen

The Flying Housewife was another moniker for her.

Fanny Blankers-Koen's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

A year after competing in the Olympics, she married her coach, Jan Blankers.

Fanny Blankers-Koen Collabed with

Runner Carl Lewis and she both won four gold medals in the same Olympic event.

Fanny Blankers-Koen Income & Net worth

Fanny Blankers-Koen's income mainly comes from the work that created her reputation: a runner. Information about her net worth in 2023 is being updated as soon as possible by, you can contact to tell us Net Worth of the Fanny Blankers-Koen.

Fanny Blankers-Koen Height and Weight

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Latest information about Fanny Blankers-Koen updated on March 24 2022.