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Dirk Boest Gips

Full name: Dirk Boest Gips
Gender: Male
Born: July 30, 1864 in Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died: November 11, 1920 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

For nearly a century, the identity of this shooter remained unknown. He was listed in results as M. van Laan, but also appeared in later works as Van Haan or even Gerardus van Haan. In 1999, Dutch Olympic historian Ton Bijkerk uncovered the names of the Dutch 1900 shooting team in a regional newspaper. There, the name of Dirk Boest Gips surfaced, who was indeed a member of the Dutch shooting federation. Little else is known about Boest Gips, who was a broker who lived in Rotterdam and Den Haag (The Hague).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 35 Paris Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres Netherlands NED 6
1900 Summer 35 Paris Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team Netherlands NED 3 Bronze

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1900 Summer 35 Paris Shooting Netherlands NED Final Standings 437

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1900 Summer 35 Paris Shooting Netherlands NED Final Standings 3 1,876 437