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Maurice Peeters

Full name: Mouritius Prosper "Maurice" Peeters
Gender: Male
Born: May 5, 1882 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Died: December 6, 1957 in Leidschendam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Maurice Peeters was born in Antwerpen in Belgium, but grew up in Den Haag in The Netherlands, obtaining Dutch nationality on 12 June 1908. He only started cycling competitively at the age of 34. Just one day before his Olympic victory he won the World Amateur Championship and was the heavy favorite for the sprint. In the turbulent final he defeated two Britons, who worked as a team against him. In the same year Peeters also won the Grand Prix de Paris and in 1922 placed second at the Worlds. His last major success came in 1924 with the Paris bronze medal in the tandem together with [Gerard Bosch van Drakestein]. Peeters was known to have a cognac before each race, but before the Olympic tandem final, he emptied the entire bottle, which explained his strange performance and the fact that he was grinning and smiling strangely after the race. Peeters was a four-time Dutch amateur champion in the sprint (1918-20, 1922).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 37 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Sprint Netherlands NED 1 Gold
1920 Summer 37 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Netherlands NED 6
1924 Summer 41 Paris Cycling Men's Sprint Netherlands NED AC h1 r4/6
1924 Summer 41 Paris Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank 2cST RT M T
1920 Summer 37 Antwerpen Cycling Netherlands Final Round Match 1/2 1 13.0 1:04.4
1920 Summer 37 Antwerpen Cycling Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 12.6
1920 Summer 37 Antwerpen Cycling Netherlands Round Two Heat Four 1 QU 13.2
1920 Summer 37 Antwerpen Cycling Netherlands Round One Heat Two 2 QU シ wheel behind
1924 Summer 41 Paris Cycling Netherlands Quarter-Finals Repêchage Heat One AC
1924 Summer 41 Paris Cycling Netherlands Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QC
1924 Summer 41 Paris Cycling Netherlands Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 17.0

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 41 Paris Cycling Netherlands NED Final Round Match 1/2 3
1924 Summer 41 Paris Cycling Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 1 QU 12.6

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M
1920 Summer 37 Antwerpen Cycling Netherlands NED Round One Heat Three 2 at 80 metres behind
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