Famous people born in Assen

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KLEINE BIMOLT

She was born on 8 of June 1945 in Assen, she is 69 years old. She was a swimmer from the Netherlands, who won the silver medal in the 4x7000 medley relay in the 1964 Summer Olympics. Her team mates are Corrie Winkel, Ada Kok and Erica Terpstra.

JOHN-PAUL LANGBROEK

He was born on 31 January 1961 in Assen, he is 53 years old. He is an Australian politician, and the Minister for Education, Training and Employment in Queensland.He has been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland representing the Liberal Party.

Nowadays he lives in Austalia, he is married and has three children.

He studied at the University of Queensland. He received an honour degree in dental science.

WIM FRANKEN

He was born on the 7 of January of 1922 in Assen, and he dead on the 21 of April of 2012 in Deventer. He was a Dutch composer, pianist and carillonneur.

He taught piano at the music schools in Hilversum and Amersfoort and was carillonneur in the city of Weesp and the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam

PETER HOEKSTRA

He was born on the 4 of April in 1973, he is 41 years old. He is a retired Dutch footballer, who played as a winger for PSV Eindhover, Ajax and Stoke City.

He was a member of the Dutch squad at Euro 1996 in England

INGE DEKKER

She was born on the 18 of August in 1985, she is 29. She's a freestyle swimmer, who won the bronze medal in Athens, Greece. In 2008 Dekker became Olympic champion in the 4×100 m freestyle together with Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Femke Hemmskerk and Marleen Veldhuis.

Her younger sister Lia is also a member of the Dutch swimming team.

BAS ROORDA

He was born on the 13 of February of 1973 in Assen, he is 41 years old. He's a former Dutch football goalkeeper. His formers teams are NEC Nijmegen, Roda JC, FC Groningen and PSV Eindhoven.

On March 26th 2010, it was announced that his contract with PSV will not be extended. He played one match for PSV on the 3 of April in 2008

SERGIO VAN DIJK

He was born on the 6 of August of 1982, he is 32 years old. He's an Indonesian professional footballer. He played for Suphanburi. He was the top goalscorer in the 2010-11 A-League.

He plays as a forward and with the number 10 on the shirt.

MARC DE MAAR

He was born on the 15 of February on 1984, he is 30 years old. He's a Curaçaon professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental Team United Healthcare.

At the age of 14, De Maar was ice skating in winter and cycling in summer. He had better results in cycling. In 2004 and 2005 he rode in the Rabobank Continental Team. In those years, he won some races, and in 2006 he became a member of the professional division of Rabobank.