Student - August 25, 2016

Students leave Rio without medals

The four Wageningen students who took part in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have come home without any medals.

For racing cyclist and student of Soil, Water and Atmosphere Jan-Willem van Schip, the Games ended after the first round in the team pursuit event when one of his teammates fell. As a result only two members of the Dutch team crossed the finishing line, which automatically disqualifies the team in this event.


Athlete Nadine Visser got off to a good start on her heptathlon, in third place on the hundred metres hurdles – her speciality. But in the subsequent rounds  - shot put and high jump – the student of Health and Society fell far behind. She ended up in 19th place. Visser was knocked out in the first round of the hundred metres hurdles too.

Athlete Eva Hovenkamp, a student of Health and Society, took part in the 4x400 metres relay but her team did not get beyond the first round.

Master’s student of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Isheau Wong and her horse Zadarijke V did not get beyond the qualifying round in the showjumping. The jumps proved too high for the horse, so Wong had to withdraw from the competition.