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Roepie Kruize

Full name: Jan Hendrik "Roepie" Kruize
Gender: Male
Born: January 18, 1925 in Heemstede, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: February 14, 1992 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: HHIJC, Den Haag (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Hockey

Related Olympians: Father of Hans Kruize; Father of Hidde Kruize; Father of Ties Kruize; Brother of Gerrit Kruize.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

The Kruize family is one of the most notable hockey families of the Netherlands. The brothers and sister of Roepie Kruize all played hockey, his sister making it to the Dutch women's team. Roepie himself also played internationally, winning 56 caps. In these matches, he scored 69 goals for an impressive average of 1.21 goals per match. Nationally, he played for Laren and later for HHIJC (The Hague). That team's playing style, inspired by the hockeyers from India, had a large influence on Dutch hockey and was well represented in the Dutch national team. Kruize played in two Olympics, winning bronze in 1948 and silver in 1952. He missed a third Olympics because of the Dutch boycott of the 1956 Games. His brother Gerrit did play in Melbourne - having emigrated to the United States, he played for the U.S. team. Kruize's three sons, Hans, Hidde and Ties all played for the Dutch national team as well, and Roepie Kruize had a brief spell as the national team coach in 1968.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Men's Hockey Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Men's Hockey Netherlands NED 2 Silver

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Final Standings 3 1948-07-31 6 6
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Final Round Match 3/4 1T 1948-08-12 PAK 1, NED 1 1
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Final Round Replay 3/4 1 1948-08-13 NED 4, PAK 1 1
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #1 1 1948-07-31 NED 4, BEL 1 1
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #3 1 1948-08-02 NED 4, DEN 1 2
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #6 1 1948-08-03 NED 2, FRA 0 1
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #9 2 1948-08-07 PAK 6, NED 1 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Netherlands NED Final Standings 2 1952-07-15 3 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Netherlands NED Final Round Match 1/2 2 1952-07-24 IND 6, NED 1 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1952-07-20 NED 1, PAK 0 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1952-07-18 NED 1, GER 0 0
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