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Rie Mastenbroek

Hendrika Wilhelmina "Rie" Mastenbroek (born February 26, 1919) is a Dutch swimmer, a triple Olympic champion.

Born in Rotterdam, she started swimming coached by "Ma" Braun, who had coached her daughter to an Olympic gold medal in 1928. In 1934, Mastenbroek won three gold medals and a silver at the European Championships.

She repeated that performance at the 1936 Summer Olympics, winning the 100 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle and the 4 x 100 m freestyle. In the 100 m backstroke, she finished second behind teammate Nida Senff[?]. At that time, she was still only 17 years old.

The next year, she became a swimming instructor, thereby becoming a professional and ineligible for competition.

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