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Jochem Bobeldijk

Full name: Joachim "Jochem" Bobeldijk
Gender: Male
Born: April 12, 1920 in Zaandam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: November 18, 2010 in Egmond aan Zee, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Quo Vadis, Koog aan de Zaan (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Canoeing

Biography

Jochem Bobeldijk, a multiple Dutch champion, was an expert on the canoeing marathon. He competed in the now defunct 10 km event at both the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, finishing in the midfield both times. Bobeldijk also played football, playing for local club KFC for some four decades. In daily life, he worked as a milkman, later selling home appliances. He passed away at the age of 90, just two weeks after his wife's death.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 6
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 8

Men's Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 28 London Canoeing Netherlands Final Standings 6 52:13.2
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Canoeing Netherlands Final Standings 8 49:36.2
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