Marcelien de Koning

Marcelien Bos-de Koning, is a former Dutch sailor. She participated twice in the Olympics and won a silver medal. De Koning competed with Lobke Berkhout in the 470 class. In 2005, De Koning and Berkhout became world champions in their class for the first time. In 2006 & 2007 they succeeded in prolonging their title, a unique achievement for Dutch sailors in an Olympic class. Together with Lobke Berkhout, she won a silver medal in the 470 class at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. In 2005, 2006 and 2008 the duo received the Conny van Rietschoten Trophy, the most important Dutch sailing prize, for their sailing achievements. Since 2012 Marcelien is focussing on the broad water sector. Her social career started with Water & Maritime Top Sector.. In 2021 she returned back to the sport and was appointed by the NOC*NSF alongside the Chef de mission as Chef d’emission, the person who is concerned with sustainability in the sports world.

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