Marleen Houter (NED)

1977 European Championships: 39th AA (tie)
1978 World Championships:
1979 World Championships: 17th T

Results courtesy of Gymn Forum

Marleen Houter was born on December 11, 1961 in Hoorn, the Netherlands. She was a member of the Dutch national gymnastics team from 1976 to 1980. A specialist on vault, she was crowned the Dutch National champion on this apparatus. Major meets included the 1977 European Championships, 1978 World Championships, and 1979 World Championships.

After retiring from gymnastics in 1980, Marleen was hired by de Telegraaf, a Dutch newspaper. She later switched to television, eventually receiving her own sports program. In addition, she has provided expert commentary for a number of Dutch gymnastics broadcasts (e.g., 1991 USA Display in Holland). Currently she works for SBS6 and Net5, two large Dutch stations. She continues to have her own sports program and she also serves as a news anchor.

Marleen is married and has two children, a son named Hassie and a daughter named Saartje. For a current photo of Marleen, please visit

Many thanks to Kate for providing me with information about Houter's activities.

. This page was created on June 27, 2000 and last updated on July 2, 2000.


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