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Rein de Waal

Full name: Reindert Berend Jan "Rein" de Waal
Gender: Male
Born: November 24, 1904 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: May 31, 1985 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: AH&BC, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

De Waal was instrumental in opening up Dutch field hockey to the world. The Dutch had been playing hockey under their own rules, which included a soft ball, flat sticks, mixed teams and no goal circle. This made it impossible to play international games, but with the 1928 Olympics coming to Amsterdam, De Waal decided this had to change. Together with other proponents of the "English" variant of the game, he managed to make the switch and the first international game was played in 1926, against Belgium. The switch worked out great, and De Waal captained the Dutch to a silver medal at the 1928 Olympics, and later a bronze in 1936. After the war, he became head coach of the Dutch national team. At the Helsinki Olympics, he lead his team to another silver medal. He still held that position in 1956, but was unable to go to Melbourne when the Dutch NOC called off the Dutch participation just before their departure, because of the Hungarian Revolt.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Hockey Men's Hockey Netherlands NED 2 Silver
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Hockey Men's Hockey Netherlands NED 3 Bronze

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Hockey Netherlands NED Final Standings 2 1928-05-17 4 0
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Hockey Netherlands NED Final Round Match 1/2 2 1928-05-26 IND 3, NED 0 0
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Hockey Netherlands NED Group B Match #1 1 1928-05-17 NED 5, FRA 0 0
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Hockey Netherlands NED Group B Match #3 1 1928-05-19 NED 2, GER 1 0
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Hockey Netherlands NED Group B Match #6 1T 1928-05-23 NED 1, ESP 1 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Hockey Netherlands NED Final Standings 3 1936-08-04 5 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Hockey Netherlands NED Final Round Match 3/4 1 1936-08-14 NED 4, FRA 3 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Hockey Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1936-08-12 GER 3, NED 0 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #2 1T 1936-08-04 NED 2, BEL 2 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #3 1 1936-08-06 NED 4, SUI 1 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #6 1 1936-08-09 NED 3, FRA 1 0
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