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Jaap van der Poll

Full name: Johan Frederik "Jaap" van der Poll
Gender: Male
Born: May 1, 1914 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: February 1, 2010 in Castricum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: AV '23, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Van der Poll was initially coached by Jan Blankers (later coach and husband of Fanny Blankers-Koen). Good results in the 1935 season led to his selection for the 1936 Olympics. He reached the final, but was hampered by a kidney stone and placed 16th. He won the Dutch title three times before moving to the Dutch East Indies in 1938. There he fought in the Dutch army when the Japanese invaded in 1941. He still competed in athletics at his prisoner-of-war camp, before he was transferred to Japan, where he was forced to work in the mines until the end of the war, returning to the Netherlands in 1947.

Personal Best\: JT – 64.49 (1937).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Netherlands NED 16

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Final Round 16 56.25
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round 12 QU 61.7est
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Round One NP 58.0est
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Round Two NP 61.7est
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