Nadine Broersen (born 29 April 1990) is a Dutch track and field athlete, specializing in the heptathlon and high jump.
She holds the current national record in the high jump with 1.94m.
She is the 2014 World Indoor pentathlon champion.
She competes for the track and field club AV Sprint in Breda.
Broersen is a member of the Dutch national combined events squad and trains at the Olympic Training centre in Papendal in the Netherlands since 2009.
Because she was good in three essential events – 100 metres hurdles, high jump and the javelin throw – she was advised to specialize in the heptathlon, despite her fear for the 800 metres.
After decent results at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships, the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships, and an 8th place at the prestigious Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis (Austria) in 2012, Broersen was selected to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the women’s heptathlon event, where she finished 13th with a personal best score of 6319 points.
At the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Gothenburg (Sweden) she was on course for a medal in the pentathlon, but was disqualified for a lane violation in the final event, the 800m.
However, she finished 2nd at the Hypo-Meeting behind Brianne Theisen from Canada.
At the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow (Russia) she competed in the women’s heptathlon, but started very bad by falling over the last hurdle in the 100 m hurdles.
In the later disciplines however, she continued very strong and finished 10th, with her teammate Dafne Schippers finishing 3rd.
Had she not fallen at the hurdles, she probably would have finished on the podium.
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