Olympic success for TU Delft students

News - 12 August 2021 - Webredactie Communication

The performance of no fewer than four students at TU Delft were crowned with a medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Roos de Jong (Rowing) and Annette Duetz (Sailing) both won bronze and Stef Broenink (Rowing) won a silver medal. Dirk Uittenbogaard, a student in the Leiden-Delft Master’s degree programme in Industrial Ecology, won a gold medal for rowing (Men’s Quadruple Sculls).

The other Delft students who took part in the Games can also be proud of their achievements: Laila Youssifou (Rowing) reached sixth place, Victoria Pelova (Football) played in three matches and scored two goals, and Justen Blok (Hockey) went as reserve player but still managed to get in some playing time.

In order to help the Dutch athletes perform well at the Olympic Games, TU Delft developed a number of sports innovations. For example, the cyclists in Tokyo had the fastest possible track bike, the entire Dutch team kept cool by wearing special Cool Caps, a supercomputer was used to send the sailors detailed wind forecasts, and the Dutch women’s Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball team got essential data about their training performance.

Read more about the innovations.

You can find more information about top-level sports at TU Delft on the page Combining study with elite sports: TU Delft makes it possible.