SkateCast #75: interview with Sjoukje Dijkstra

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  1. manleywoman

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    SkateCast #75 is an interview with Sjoukje Dijkstra, the 1964 Olympic champion in ladies’ singles, the 1960 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World champion (1962–1964), five-time European champion (1960–1964), and the six-time Dutch national champion (1959–1964). In other words, she dominated skating in the early 1960s. We talked about how she’s glad she became a figure skater rather than a speed skater, traveling and training in London as a youngster, and how much hairspray it took to keep her hair big while competing. 40 minutes, 17 seconds

    I'm so glad our paths could cross to do an in-person interview! She rarely travels to the United States.

    Listen here on my website or at the iTunes Store when it appears.

    A few videos:
    1961 footage
    1964 Olympics
    1964 Olympics, again
     
  2. N_Halifax

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    Cannot wait to listen to this one! :))
     
  3. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    The interview was full of historical "nuggets".
    What a treat to hear/get to know more about her!
     
  4. bardtoob

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    After the interview I went looking for her 2Lz :D
     
  5. manleywoman

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    Bardtoob, did you find one?
     
  6. bardtoob

    bardtoob Well-Known Member

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    The 3rd video you posted (1964 Olympics, again) at 0:40.
     
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    Fascinating interview. Thanks again for yet another great podcast
     
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