3 August 2021

Olympic Games update: four medals for our elite athletes
Our elite athletes have performed magnificently, winning no fewer than four medals in total! Roos de Jong (rowing) and Annete Duetz (sailing) both won bronze and Stef Broenink (rowing) and Ellen Hogerwerg (rowing) won silver. The other elite athletes can also be proud of their results. Laila Youssifou (rowing) came in sixth, Victoria Pelova (football) played three matches in which she scored two goals, and Justen Blok (hockey) was included as a reserve player but he did get his playing minutes after all.

For all seven TU Delft elite athletes, their Olympic adventure has come to an end. Hopefully they will look back on the Olympics with pride. In any case, we do! And for those who will now be resuming their studies: we wish them all the best with that too.

TU Delft supports students who combine their studies with elite sporting activities and invests in the development of talent in and outside the lecture halls.

Elite sports and a degree programme both require 100% commitment. This means that it can be difficult to combine a normal curriculum with a top-class sports training programme. TU Delft’s elite sports policy is aimed at preventing or limiting any possible delay in academic progress.

At the beginning of every academic year, an individual study plan is drawn up with each top-class athlete so that ambitions and expectations can be established or adjusted. During the course of their degree programme, elite athletes can also consult the academic counsellors and the top-class sports coordinator for advice and guidance. Naturally, elite athletes have access to the sports facilities at X. Moreover, each individual top-class athlete is considered for eligibility for financial support in the form of the <link studenten administratie regeling-afstudeersteun-studenten regeling-profileringsfonds-overmachtssituaties>Graduation Support Scheme (in Dutch) and sponsorship.

Our elite athletes

In the current academic year, TU Delft has 67 students with elite athlete status. In addition to up-and-coming talents, they include Dutch, European and World champions and Olympic athletes. Our top-class athletes represent a wide range of sports. Delft is known for its professional rowers, but also has elite sports participants in fencing, judo, car racing and sailing.

Elite sports coordinator

Top-class athletes are welcome to contact elite sports coordinator Olga Peters for advice and guidance. She can give constructive input on the best way to combine elite sports and study. Olga is the permanent point of contact for top-class athletes; her responsibilities include requesting and allocating TU Delft elite athlete status and the associated facilities. She also arranges intake, draws up teaching schedules, organises meetings and talks and holds interim consultations, all in close collaboration with the faculty academic counsellors.



If you have any questions or would like more information about the top-level athlete scheme or related matters, please contact Olga Peters via elitesports-x@tudelft.nl.


Olga Peters

Applying for TU Delft elite athlete status

You may be eligible for TU Delft elite athlete status if you have an NOC*NSF status or a Den Haag Topsport registration:
1. Complete the top-class sports form;
2. Send it to Olga Peters via elitsports-x@tudelft.nl or hand it in at the hosts in the entrance hall of X, for the attention of Olga Peters;
3. She will determine whether or not you are eligible for the TU Delft elite sports scheme. If you are eligible she will make an appointment with you.