Luitzen Dijkstra, the deceased father of Olympic determine skating champion Sjoukje Dijkstra, has been posthumously reinstated by the skating affiliation KNSB. Dijkstra regains the nationwide brief monitor title that he received on December 21, 1946.
He needed to relinquish this title on the time due to an alleged improper conflict previous. Based on the KNSB, latest analysis by sports activities historians Marnix Koolhaas and Jurryt van de Vooren reveals that this was carried out wrongly.
Herman de Haan, director of the KNSB, has knowledgeable Sjoukje Dijkstra (81) of this resolution. “That is the perfect information I’ve acquired in years,” says Sjoukje Dijkstra. “My father was wronged at the moment, one thing that deeply affected him. I’m happy that the matter has been completely investigated and that justice is now being carried out to him.”
Dijkstra was suspended by the KNSB as a result of he was a sympathetic member of the Nationwide Socialist Motion (NSB) for a short while throughout World Battle II. Dijkstra, who was a basic practitioner, would even have been too supportive of the German occupier as a medical expert on the employment workplace. However within the Particular Administration of Justice, the place after the conflict it was decided who ought to be punished for serving to the occupier, Dijkstra was fully unpunished.
Researchers Koolhaas and Van de Vooren concluded that the skating affiliation ignored that court docket resolution. On the NK all-round in 1947, allegations had been made in opposition to Dijkstra once more. Though there have been no new details on the time, the KNSB stripped Dijkstra of his brief monitor title and suspended him as a skater till 1952.
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