Dutch speed skater who won three gold medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics in the 1500, 3000, and 5000 meter races.
She had surgery on her foot less than two months before the 1988 Olympics.
She set four World Records over the course of her career, two coming at the 1988 Olympics.
Her father Vader van Gennip also skated in his younger years.
She won three gold medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics, as did skier Matti Nykanen.