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Tjerk Leegstra

Full name: Tjerk Hidde Leegstra
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: January 27, 1912 in Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Died: October 23, 1980 in Praia do Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Hockey

Related Olympians: Son of Ruurd Leegstra.

Biography

Tjerk Leegstra was born in Surabaya, in what was then called the Dutch East Indies, but later became Indonesia. He became a US citizen in June 1955 in White Plains, New York. Leegstra attended Delft University in the Netherlands, and worked in 1956 as an airlines technical representative. He played for the New York Athletic Club in the US. Leegstra was 44-years-old when he played in the 1956 Olympics. He had been a star player in the Netherlands from the late 1920s until World War II.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Hockey Men's Hockey United States USA 11T

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Hockey United States USA Final Standings 11T 1956-11-23 3 0
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Hockey United States USA Classification Round 9-12 Match #6 1T 1956-12-06 USA 1, AFG 1 0
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Hockey United States USA Group A Match #1 2 1956-11-26 SIN 6, USA 1 0
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Hockey United States USA Group A Match #6 2 1956-11-30 AFG 5, USA 1 0
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