- Netherlands at the 1920 Summer Olympics
Netherlands at the Olympic Games
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Website www.sport.nl (Dutch) At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp Competitors Medals
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- Piet de Brouwer, Joep Packbiers, Janus Theeuwes, Driekske van Bussel, Jo van Gastel, Tiest van Gestel, Janus van Merrienboer, and Theo Willems — Archery, Men's Team Competition
- Maurice Peeters — Cycling, Men's 1.000m Sprint (Scratch)
- Cornelis Hin, Frans Hin, and Johan Hin — Sailing, Men's Dinghy
- Berend Carp, Joop Carp, and Petrus Wernink — Sailing, Men's 6½ Meter Class
- Wilhelmus Bekkers, Johannes Hengeveld, Sytse Jansma, Henk Janssen, Antonius van Loon, Willem van Loon, Marinus van Rekum, and Willem van Rekum — Tug of War, Men's Team Competition
- Petrus Beukers and Arnoud van der Biesen — Sailing, Men's Dinghy
- Piet Ikelaar — Cycling, Men's 50 km Track Race
- Frans de Vreng and Piet Ikelaar — Cycling, Men's 2.000m Tandem
- Arie de Jong — Fencing, Men's Sabre Individual
- Arie de Jong, Louis Delaunoij, Jetze Doorman, Willem van Blijenburgh, Jan van der Wiel, Henri Wijnoldij-Daniëls, and Salomon Zeldenrust — Fencing, Men's Sabre Team
- Arie Bieshaar, Leo Bosschart, Evert Bulder, Jaap Bulder, Jan de Natris, Harry Dénis, Ber Groosjohan, Frits Kuipers, Dick MacNeill, Henk Steeman, Jan van Dort, Oscar van Rappard, Ben Verweij, and Felix von Heijden — Football (soccer), Men's Team Competition
Four swimmers, including one woman, represented the Netherlands in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. None of the swimmers advanced to an event final.
Ranks given are within the heat.
Swimmer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Ko Korsten 100 m free 1:05.6 2 Q Unknown 7 Did not advance Jean van Silfhout 100 m free 1:09.0 3 Did not advance Cor Zegger 1500 m free 24:58.0 3 Did not advance
Swimmer Event Semifinals Final Result Rank Result Rank Rie Beisenherz 100 m free 1:22.6 3 Did not advance
The Netherlands competed in the Olympic water polo tournament for the second time in 1920. A modified version of the Bergvall System was in use at the time. The Netherlands lost 2–1 to Belgium in the quarterfinals. Because Belgium eventually finished with the silver medal, the Dutch had a chance to play for the bronze. In the bronze medal quarterfinals, they defeated Czechoslovakia. They fell to Sweden in the bronze semifinals, however.
Belgium 2 – 1 Netherlands Antwerp
- Bronze medal quarterfinals
Netherlands 7 – 0 Czechoslovakia Antwerp
- Bronze medal semifinals
Sweden 9 – 1 Netherlands Antwerp
- Final rank
The Netherlands sent eight archers in its second Olympic archery appearance. The Dutch archers competed in a single event, the team moving bird at 28 metres. Facing off against a Belgian team and a French team, the Netherlands squad took the gold medal.
Archer Event Final Score Rank Piet de Brouwer
Driekske van Bussel
Jo van Gastel
Tiest van Gestel
Janus van Merrienboer
Team moving bird, 28 m 3087
11 athletes represented the Netherlands in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in athletics. Paulen's seventh place finish in the 800 metres was the country's best result in the sport to date.
Ranks given are within the heat.
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Jan de Vries 100 m Unknown 6 Did not advance Cor Gubbels 3 km walk N/A Disqualified Did not advance Albert Heijnneman 100 m 11.0 3 Did not advance 200 m 25.4 2 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance Christiaan Huijgens Marathon N/A Did not finish Adje Paulen 800 m N/A 1:58.4 4 Q 1:57.8 3 Q 1:56.4 7 August Schotte 3 km walk N/A Unknown 7 Did not advance Gerardus van der Wel 5000 m N/A Unknown 9 Did not advance Harry van Rappard 100 m Unknown 4 Did not advance 200 m 23.7 4 Did not advance Oscar van Rappard 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 3 Did not advance Hendricus Wessel Marathon N/A 3:00:17.0 26 Cor Wezepoel 100 m 11.5 2 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance 200 m 23.3 2 Q 23.3 5 Did not advance Jan de Vries
Harry van Rappard
4x100 m relay N/A 43.5 3 Did not advance
Eight boxers represented Netherlands at the 1920 Games. It was the nation's debut in boxing. None of the boxers made it past the quarterfinals.
Boxer Weight class Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match Opposition
Rank Jan Hesterman Middleweight Bye Bradley (RSA)
Did not advance 9 Wim Hesterman Featherweight Rankin (CAN)
Did not advance 9 Johannes Heuckelbach Welterweight Schannong (DEN)
Did not advance 17 Ko Janssens Lightweight N/A Cassidy (USA)
Did not advance 9 Paul Munting Middleweight Bye Herscovitch (CAN)
Did not advance 9 Herman Nak Lightweight N/A Grace (GBR)
Did not advance 9 Nelis van Dijk Flyweight N/A Pedersen (DEN)
Did not advance 9 Ted Zegwaard Flyweight N/A Virtue (GBR)
Did not advance 5 Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent Belgium 0 1 .000 Canada 1 1 .500 Denmark 0 2 .000 Great Britain 1 2 .333 South Africa 0 1 .000 United States 0 1 .000 Total 2 8 .200 Round Wins Losses Percent Round of 32 1 1 .500 Round of 16 1 6 .143 Quarterfinals 0 1 .000 Semifinals 0 0 – Final 0 0 – Bronze match 0 0 – Total 2 8 .200
Ten cyclists represented the Netherlands in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Peeters won the sprint event. Ikelaar took the bronze in the 50 kilometres, and added another bronze along with de Vreng in the tandem. The three medals were the first Olympic cycling medals for the Netherlands, and put the country in third place in the cycling leaderboard for the Games.
Cyclist Event Final Result Rank Nicolaas de Jong Time trial 5:06:46.6 25 Petrus Ikelaar Time trial 4:46:54.0 8 Pieter Kloppenburg Time trial 5:22:16.0 33 Arie van der Stel Time trial 5:12:42.6 27 Nicolaas de Jong
Arie van der Stel
Team time trial 20:28:39.2 6
Ranks given are within the heat.
Cyclist Event Heats Quarterfinals Repechage semis Repechage final Semifinals Final Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Tjabel Boonstra Sprint Unknown 3 Did not advance Franciscus de Vreng Sprint Unknown 3 Did not advance Petrus Ikelaar Sprint Unknown 2 Q Unknown 3 R Unknown 4 Did not advance 50 km N/A Unknown Anton Krijgsman 50 km N/A Did not finish Willem Ooms 50 km N/A Did not finish Maurice Peeters Sprint Unknown 2 Q 13.2 1 Q Advanced directly 12.6 1 Q 13.0 Arie van der Stel 50 km N/A Did not finish Pieter Beets
Tandem N/A Unknown 3 N/A Did not advance Franciscus de Vreng
Tandem N/A 12.6 1 Q N/A Unknown 2 B Unknown Pieter Beets
Franciscus de Vreng
Team pursuit N/A Unknown 2 N/A Did not advance
A single equestrian represented the Netherlands in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Sirtema competed in the individual eventing competition, finishing in 20th place.
Equestrian Horse Event Final Result Rank Idzard Sirtema Good Shot Eventing 1035.00 20
Ten fencers represented the Netherlands in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. The country's best results were in the sabre competitions. De Jong won the bronze medal in the individual event and two others reached the final; it was the only individual event in which the team had any finalists. The sabre team also captured a bronze medal.
Ranks given are within the group.
Fencer Event First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Wouter Brouwer Épée 3–3 5 Q 3–7 8 Did not advance Foil N/A 2–4 4 Did not advance Sabre N/A 3–4 5 Did not advance Adrianus de Jong Épée 6–2 2 Q 6–4 4 Q 4–7 8 Did not advance Foil N/A 4–4 4 Did not advance Sabre N/A 5–2 3 Q 5–1 2 Q 6–5 Louis Delaunoij Épée 3–6 7 Did not advance Willem Hubert Épée 3–6 7 Did not advance Jan van der Wiel Épée 5–2 1 Q 1–10 12 Did not advance Foil N/A 1–6 7 Did not advance Sabre N/A 6–2 1 Q 3–3 3 Q 6–5 5 Félix Vigeveno Épée 2–6 8 Did not advance Foil N/A 3–2 3 Q 2–3 4 Did not advance Sabre N/A 2–5 7 Did not advance Henri Wijnoldij-Daniëls Épée 4–3 3 Q 4–6 7 Did not advance Sabre N/A 4–3 4 Q 4–2 1 Q 4–7 9 Salomon Zeldenrust Épée 3–5 7 Did not advance Foil N/A 5–3 4 Did not advance Wouter Brouwer
Adrianus de Jong
Jan van der Wiel
Team foil N/A 0–2 3 Did not advance Adrianus de Jong
Jan van der Wiel
Team sabre N/A 5–2 Adrianus de Jong
George van Rossem
Team épée N/A 2–2 4 Did not advance
The Netherlands competed in the Olympic football tournament for the third time, winning its third straight bronze medal. The team had a fairly easy win over Luxembourg in the first round before requiring extra time to defeat Sweden in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, the Netherlands lost to eventual gold-medalist Belgium. This relegated the Dutch team to the consolation tournament for silver; they received a bye into the consolation final when France turned out to have left the Olympics. In the match for silver and bronze, the Netherlands were defeated by Spain to finish in third place.
- First round
August 28, 1920 Netherlands 3–0 Luxembourg La Butte, Brussels
Referee: Georges Hubrecht (BEL)
J. Bulder 30'
Groosjohan 47' 85'
August 29, 1920 Netherlands 5–4 (a.e.t.) Sweden Broodstraat, Antwerp
Referee: Josef Fanta (TCH)
Groosjohan 10' 57'
J. Bulder 44' 88' (pen.)
de Natris 115'
Report Karlsson 16' 32'
August 31, 1920 Belgium 3–0 Netherlands Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp
Referee: John Lewis (GBR)
Van Hege 55'
- Consolation final
September 5, 1920 Spain 3–1 Netherlands Olympic Stadium, Antwerp
Referee: Paul Putz (BEL)
Sesúmaga 7' 35'
Report Groosjohan 68'
Twelve rowers represented the Netherlands in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. None of the three Dutch boats advanced to the finals.
Ranks given are within the heat.
Rower Cox Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Frits Eijken N/A Single sculls 7:50.0 1 Q 7:50.4 2 Did not advance Koos de Haas
N/A Double sculls N/A 7:24.8 2 Did not advance Robbert Blaisse
Bernard te Hennepe
Johannes van der Vegte
Liong Siang Sie Eights 6:38.2 2 Did not advance
Eight sailors represented the Netherlands in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. The Dutch had their best possible result, with two gold medals and one silver. The two Dutch 12-footers were the only boats to contest that event, while the 6½ metre team defeated a French boat.
Sailors Class Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Score Rank Petrus Beukers
Arnoud van der Biesen
12 foot Unknown Bernard Carp
6½ metre (1919) Unknown Cornelis Hin
12 foot Unknown
Fifteen shooters represented the Netherlands in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. Klaas Jan Pen competed, but it is not known in which event.
Shooter Event Final Result Rank Antonius Bouwens 50 m free pistol 444 Unknown 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 909 Unknown Herman Bouwens 50 m free pistol 394 Unknown 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 841 Unknown Jan Brussaard 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 866 Unknown Emile Jurgens Trap Unknown Christiaan Moltzer Trap Unknown Cornelis van Altenburg 50 m free pistol 397 Unknown Cornelis van Dalen 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 828 Unknown Gerard van den Berg 50 m free pistol 445 Unknown 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 939 Unknown Klaas Woldendorp 50 m free pistol 443 Unknown Antonius Bouwens
Cornelis van Dalen
Gerard van den Bergh
Team free rifle 4383 8 300 m team military rifle, prone 269 12 300 m team military rifle, standing 228 10 600 m team military rifle, prone 266 9 300 & 600 m team military rifle, prone 495 13 Antonius Bouwens
Cornelis van Altenburg
Gerard van den Berg
50 m team free pistol 2123 10 Reindert de Favauge
Cornelis van der Vliet
Eduardus van Voorst tot Voorst
Team clay pigeons 222 6
Tug of war
The Netherlands competed in the Olympic tug of war tournament for the first time in 1920, the final appearance of the sport in the Olympics. The Bergvall System was used in 1920. The Dutch beat Italy in the semifinals to advance to the final against Great Britain. There they lost to the British, and had to continue in the silver medal rounds. The Netherlands received a bye into the silver medal finals, where they beat Belgium to take the silver.
All matches were best-of-three pulls.
Netherlands (NED) 2–0 Italy (ITA)
Great Britain (GBR) 2–0 Netherlands (NED)
- Silver medal match
Belgium (BEL) 0–2 Netherlands (NED)
Five weightlifters represented the Netherlands in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. Ringelberg's fourth-place finish was the best of the year for the Dutch weightlifters.
Weightlifter Event Final Result Rank Pieter Belmer 75 kg 165.0 8 Marinus Ringelberg 75 kg 225.0 4 Kees Tijman 60 kg 185.0 9 Wilhelmus van Nimwegen 67.5 kg 210.0 8 Jan Welter 82.5 kg 230.0 7
Nine wrestlers, all in the Greco-Roman discipline, competed for the Netherlands in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. The Dutch wrestlers won no medals, but came close in a few instances. The format turned out to be particularly unfortunate for Jan Sint, who advanced to the final in the light heavyweight but finished without a medal after being defeated by Johansson in the final and losing again in the silver medal semifinal. Jaap Sjouwerman advanced to the heavyweight semifinals, but did not get a chance to compete for silver or bronze after his semifinal loss to an opponent who did not win gold or silver.
Wrestler Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank Silver quarters Silver semis Silver match Bronze quarters Bronze semis Bronze match Barend Bonneveld Heavyweight Did not advance Ahlgren (SWE) (L) Did not advance 12 Did not advance Did not advance Carl Coerse Lightweight Bainconneau (FRA) (W) Halík (TCH) (W) Andersen (NOR) (L) Did not advance 10 Did not advance Did not advance Johannes Eillebrecht Middleweight Westergren (SWE) (L) Did not advance Did not advance 5 Bye Lindfors (FIN) (L) Did not advance Balej (TCH) (W) Perttilä (FIN) (L) Did not advance Willem Leloux Middleweight Nielsen (DEN) (L) Did not advance Did not advance 19 Did not advance Did not advance Johannes Nolton Lightweight Lindberg (SWE) (L) Did not advance Did not advance 18 Did not advance Did not advance Willem Roels Featherweight Boumans (BEL) (L) Did not advance Did not advance 17 N/A Did not advance Did not advance Jan Sint Light heavyweight Bye Testoni (ITA) (W) Snoeck (BEL) (W) Wahlem (BEL) (W) Johansson (SWE) (L) 4 N/A Eriksen (DEN) (L) Did not advance N/A Jaap Sjouwerman Heavyweight Did not advance Vergos (GRE) (W) Nilsson (SWE) (W) Ahlgren (SWE) (L) Did not advance 9 Did not advance Did not advance Johannes van Maaren Featherweight Gallery (USA) (L) Did not advance Did not advance 17 N/A Did not advance Did not advance Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent Belgium 2 1 .667 Czechoslovakia 2 0 1.000 Denmark 0 2 .000 Finland 0 2 .000 France 1 0 1.000 Greece 1 0 1.000 Italy 1 0 1.000 Norway 0 1 .000 Sweden 1 5 .167 United States 0 1 .000 Total 8 12 .400 Round Wins Losses Percent Round of 32 1 5 .167 Round of 16 3 1 .750 Quarterfinals 2 1 .667 Semifinals 1 1 .500 Final 0 1 .000 Silver quarterfinals 0 0 – Silver semifinals 0 2 .000 Silver match 0 0 – Bronze quarterfinals 1 0 1.000 Bronze semifinals 0 1 .000 Bronze match 0 0 – Total 8 12 .400
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Nations at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium
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