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Henri Smulders

Full name: Henricus Petrus Augustinus Johannes "Henri" Smulders
Gender: Male
Born: August 20, 1863 in 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Died: November 8, 1933 in Paris, Paris, France
Affiliations: KNZ&RV, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Smulders captained his yacht Mascotte, which he entered in the 3-10 ton sailing class at the 1900 Olympics. This makes him (and his crew), the first Dutchman to compete at the Olympics. He placed second in the first race in that class, also becoming the first Dutch Olympic medallists, although no actual medals were awarded. Smulders was director in the shipyard and machine factory A.F. Smulders, founded by his father. It was later renamed Werf Gusto. Smulders was still in a high position in the company when he died while in France, at age 70.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 36 Paris Sailing Mixed Open Mascotte NED AC DNF
1900 Summer 36 Paris Sailing Mixed 3-10 Ton Mascotte NED 2 Silver
1900 Summer 36 Paris Sailing Mixed 3-10 Ton Mascotte NED 4

Mixed Open

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
1900 Summer 36 Paris Sailing Mascotte NED Final Standings 1900-05-20

Mixed 3-10 Ton

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date AT AT H
1900 Summer 36 Paris Sailing Mascotte NED Final Standings 1900-05-24 3-46:52 3-09:45 37:07
1900 Summer 36 Paris Sailing Mascotte NED Final Standings 1900-05-25 4-46:36 4-09:29 37:07