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Sam Kooistra

Full name: Samuel Gene "Sam" Kooistra
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: August 18, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 18, 2010 in Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of Bill Kooistra.

Biography

Sam Kooistra was the younger brother of William Kooistra, who competed with him on the 1956 USA Olympic water polo team. Three years later they won together the gold medal at the 1959 Pan American Games. Sam Kooistra swam for the Illinois Athletic Club. He later became a fire chief, and was district chief of the Chicago Fire Department. He also competed in masters' swimming into his 60s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 5

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #3 1 1956-12-03 USA 4, GER 3
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #6 2 1956-12-04 ITA 3, USA 2
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #1 1 1956-11-28 USA 5, GBR 3
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #3 2 1956-11-30 HUN 6, USA 2 1