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Suzanne Harmes
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Harmes at the 2004 Olympic Games

Full name

Suzanne Helena Johanna Harmes

Country represented

Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands

Born

January 10 1986 (1986-01-10) (age 35)
Zoetermeer, South Holland, Netherlands

Height

5'7"

Current status

Retired

Suzanne Harmes (born 10 January, 1986 in Zoetermeer) is a retired Dutch artistic gymnast. Harmes represented the Netherlands at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. Her best event was floor exercise. 

Career

As a junior, Harmas represented the Netherlands at the 2000 Junior European Championships in Paris; here she helped her team win a bronze medal in the team competition.

Harmes traveled to Patras, Greece to compete at the 2002 European Championships. Here Harmes helped her team to a silver medal in the team competition. In 2003 she won the Dutch National all-around gold medal. Later that year at the World Championships in Anaheim Harmes qualified to compete at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. At the Olympics Harmes placed 43rd in the all-around in qualifications and did not advance to any individual finals. Harmes won a silver in the all-around at the 2005 Universiade as well as a silver medal on floor exercise at the 2005 European Championships. At the 2005 World Championships in Melbourne she won the bronze medal at the floor exercise, finishing behind Americans Alicia Sacramone and Nastia Liukin.

Harmes became pregnant in 2006 and therefore withdrew from the World Championships that year. Her first son, Lugano, was born on May 24th, 2007. Harmes returned to competition in June 2008 just in time for the Olympics in Beijing. She made the Dutch Olympic team and contributed on all four-events in qualifications. Neither the Dutch team or Harmes made qualified to finals. Harmes retired from elite gymnastics in 2010. 

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2000 Paris Junior European Championships 3rd
2002 Patras European Championships 2nd 6 4 5
2003 Dutch National Championships 1st
Anaheim World Championships 17 6
2004 Amsterdam European Championships 8 8 4
2005 American Cup 5
Ghent World Cup 2nd 3rd
Maribor World Cup 3rd 2nd 1st
Paris World Cup 7 4 4
Izmir Summer Universiade 2nd 5
Debrecen European Championships 2nd
Melbourne World Championships 10 3rd
2006 Lyon World Cup 6
Volos European Championships 8
2008 Clermont-Ferrand European Championships 8
2009 Glasgow World Cup 6

Floor Music

2002 - "Les Uns et les Autres"

2003 - "Seisoudo" from Cirque de Soleil

2004 - Pirates of the Caribbean

2005 - "Hocus Pocus" by Vanessa Mae

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