King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima pay tribute to Olympic champion

dutch royal familyFoto: RVD

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands have paid tribute to Olympic champion Sjoukje Dijkstra who died on 2 May at the age 82.

They wrote, “We were saddened to learn of the death of Sjoukje Dijkstra. With her phenomenal jumping power, she managed to astonish the skating world and everyone outside of it. She was the first Dutch person ever to win gold at the Winter Olympics and became a legend. Her fantastic achievements are engraved in our memory.”

Sjoukje Dijkstra was a competitive figure skater, who became the 1964 Olympic champion in ladies’ singles. She was also the 1960 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World champion, a five-time European champion, and the six-time Dutch national champion.

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