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Mia Gommers

Maria ("Mia") Francisca Philomena Hoogakker-Gommers (born September 26, 1939 in Stein, Limburg) is a former Dutch athlete, who competed mainly in the 800 metres. She was the second female world record-holder over 1500 metres in October 1967 at Sittard (The Netherlands), breaking the record of Anne Rosemary Smith, who set the record in June of that year, by almost two seconds.

She competed for The Netherlands in the 1968 Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico in the 800 metres, where she won the bronze medal.

On June 14, 1969 she also broke Smith's world record on the mile in an event in Leicester. At the 1969 European Championships in Athletics in Athens on September 20, 1969, she ran below Paola Pigni's new 1,500 m record, but was beaten to the finish by Jaroslava Jehlickova.

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