Sanne Wevers is a Dutch artistic gymnast. She is the 2016 Olympic champion on the balance beam and was the first Dutch female gymnast to become an Olympic champion in an individual event.
Sanne Wevers Personal Life
Sanne Wevers was born on 17 September 1991 in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands to Vincent Wevers, and Gemma Wevers. She has a fraternal twin, Lieke Wevers a Dutch artistic gymnast. Sanne is 6 minutes elder than Lieke. Both the sisters are coached by their father Vincent Wevers in Heerenveen.
Sanne Wevers Career
Wevers competed in her first major international competition at the 2004 European Youth Championships in Amsterdam, where the Dutch team finished sixth. Wevers became a senior in an international competition in 2007.
At the World Championships in Ghent, she finished seventh on the uneven bars. She then finished eighth in the horizontal at the Glasgow Grand Prix. At the European Championships in Amsterdam, she competed on uneven bars, balance beams, and floor exercises, but did not reach the finals in either event. She was then selected to compete at the World Championships in Stuttgart and only competed on the balance beam. She scored 13.800 and contributed to the seventeenth place of the Dutch team in the qualification round.
Wevers started the Olympic season at the 2008 European Championships in Clermont-Ferrand. She scored 14.975 on the balance beam, helping the Netherlands finish eighth in the team final. At the Tianjin World Championships, she placed seventh on the horizontal bar. At the Dutch Championships, Wevers placed second in the all-around, balance and floor exercise, and fifth on the uneven bars. Wevers won her first FIG World Cup gold medal at the Glasgow World Championships, winning gold on both uneven bars and balance beams.
Wevers won the balance beam gold medal with Spanish gymnast Ana María Izurieta at the 2009 World Championships in Glasgow. She then won the balance beam gold medal at the 2009 World Championships in Moscow with 14.175. At the Dutch championships, she won a bronze and gold medal in the balance beam.
She then competed at the 2009 World Championships in London but injured her ankle on the floor exercise. She continued to compete in the balance after the injury but did not make the final of the event. In 2010, Wevers competed at the European Championships and placed seventh for the Netherlands with a balance beam of 13.025. She was selected to compete at the 2010 World Championships, where the Netherlands finished ninth in qualifying, one place short of the team final. Wevers was unable to compete at the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Trials due to an ankle injury.
She returned to competition in November 2012 at the World Championships in Ostrava, where she won the silver medal on the balance beam behind Czech gymnast Kristýna Pálešová. Wevers began the 2013 season at the Holland Invitational, where she placed fourth on the uneven bars and won the bronze medal behind Diana Bulimar and Becky Downie. She fell off the balance beam at the Antwerp World Championships and did not make it to the final of the event.
Wevers competed at the 2014 European Championships in Sofia, where the Dutch team finished ninth in the qualifying round, making the first reserve for the team final. In June, she competed at the Dutch Championships, winning gold on the beam and silver on the bars and finishing ninth in the all-around. At the 2014 World Cup, she helped the Netherlands finish tenth in the qualifying round. Wevers began the 2015 season at the World Championships in Ljubljana in April, placing fourth in the balance beam final for the fall. She was selected to represent the Netherlands at the European Individual Championships in Montpellier, France. At the Cottbus World Challenge Cup, Wevers fell off the balance beam but went on to win the bronze medal behind Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska and Sophie Scheder.
She then competed in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Trials and won a gold medal in the balance beam. She then won the gold medal in the horizontal bar at the Dutch Championships in June with a score of 15.650. On July 9, she won her second gold medal on the balance beam with a score of 15.400 at the Olympic qualification tournament in the Netherlands. Wevers was named to represent the Netherlands at the 2016 Summer Olympics alongside Lieke Wevers, Eythora Thorsdottir, Céline van Gerner, and Vera van Pol, and her father Vincent Wevers was also selected to travel to Rio de Janeiro as a coach. She also became the oldest women’s Olympic champion since 1968.
After the Olympics, Wevers returned to compete at the World Championships in Melbourne in February with a new balanced bowling routine due to winning code changes. She won the silver medal after China’s Liu Tingting with 14,500 points. She was selected to represent the Netherlands at the European Championships in Cluj-Napoca along with Eythora Thorsdottir, Tisha Volleman, and Kirsten Polderman. At the Dutch championships, Wevers won the gold medal on the balance beam and placed fifth on the uneven bars. She won another uneven gold medal and team silver at the Heerenveen Amika. She was selected to compete at the European Championships in Glasgow. In the team final, she scored 13.733 on the uneven bars and 13.700 on the balance beam, helping the Dutch team win the bronze medal behind Russia and France. It was the first time the Netherlands had won a team medal at the European Women’s Gymnastics Championships since 2002. In February, Wevers announced that she would spend most of the year recovering from leg and hip injuries and would miss the EC in Szczecin. She then competed at the Stuttgart World Championships alongside Eythora Thorsdottir, Lieke Wevers, Tisha Volleman, and Naomi Visser. The team placed sixth in the preliminary round and qualified for the team spot at the 2020 Olympics and then placed eighth in the team final.
She then competed at the 2021 European Championships in Basel, where she finished second to Larisa Iordache in the unbalanced final. She then performed a clean routine in the final to win the silver medal behind Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos. On 27 June 2021, Wevers was selected to represent the Netherlands at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
In 2022, Wevers left the Dutch national team due to an ongoing dispute with teammate Vera van Pol.
In the 2023 European Gymnastics, she won gold on return on the final day of the 2023 European Gymnastics Championships.
Sanne Wevers Net Worth
Sanne has a net worth of $5 million. She earns via being an artistic gymnast. She has performed in various big tournaments like the 2016 Olympics and the 2018 and 2023 European championships.
Sanne Wevers Relationship
Sanne is a private person and keeps her personal life away from the limelight. She is dating someone but his name is unavailable.
Sanne Wevers Education
Sanne completed her schooling at a local school. Later, she attended the HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem, Netherlands.
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Sanne Wevers Physical Stats
|1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Sanne Wevers Wiki/Bio
|Date of Birth
|17 September 1991
|31 (as of 2023)
|Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
|Heerenveen, Friesland, Netherlands
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