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GEURTS Elisabeth
Netherlands
NED
Title
Ms
Lastname
GEURTS
Firstname
Elisabeth
Gender
female
Country
Netherlands
Place of birth
Raalte
Year of birth
1995 (27 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete, Student
Education
Biomedical Science - University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spoken languages
Dutch, English
Club
Turnz Amsterdam Gymnastics [Netherlands]
Coach
Bram van Bokhoven [national], NED; Aimee Boorman [national], USA
Injuries
She tore her Achilles tendon in 2013 and again in 2016. She now adapts some of her routines, especially on the floor exercise, to prevent any pain as a result of the injury. (gymnastics.sport, 18 Oct 2021; nos.nl, 14 Jun 2021)
National Team
2018 (destentor.nl, 16 Apr 2021)
Start sporting career
She took up gymnastics in Deventer, Netherlands, and began competing at a high level at age nine. (medischcontact.nl, 14 Jul 2021; destentor.nl, 16 Apr 2021)
Philosophy / Motto
"What I think is really great about gymnastics is that there is no limit. If you think that everything is possible, you can learn a new twist, salto or landing. That makes everything new and exciting. There are always new goals that you can reach." (pushsports.eu, 26 Apr 2019)
Additional information
General
EARLY DAYS
She was always one of the taller female gymnasts growing up, which she says was perceived negatively early in her career. "I'm a bit tall for a gymnast, and at the beginning of my career, there was the idea that a top gymnast had to be small and thin. Fortunately, that image has changed. With my 1.65 metres I always stood out above others, luckily not anymore. Gymnastics is now a very grown-up sport and not just for little, young girls anymore. We are now proving that again with the Dutch team." (destentor.nl, 16 Apr 2021)

OTHER STUDIES
After graduating from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in 2017 with a degree in biomedical sciences, she began studying for a degree in philosophy at the same university. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2020)

Last update : 2022-01-05

World Championships

2021 - 50th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships KITAKYUSHU (JPN)

Vault
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.349
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.350
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
12.966