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Jacques van Egmond

Full name: Jacobus Johannes "Jacques" van Egmond
Nickname(s): De Lange, De Locomotief
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Born: February 17, 1908 in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: January 9, 1969 in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Inspired by the 1928 Olympics to take up sports, Jacques van Egmond first started out as a track runner. It soon became clear he was more talented as a cyclist, and he won his first national sprint title (amateur) in 1931. The following year, he retained that title and won the prestigious København (Copenhagen) Grand Prix, making him one of the favorites for the Olympics. In the Olympic final, he bested [Louis Chaillon] after losing the first heat. He also entered the time trial (silver) and the tandem, where he had to forfeit the bronze medal match due to fatigue. Van Egmond performed poorly in the World Championships later that year – being eliminated in the heats – but made up for that by winning the 1933 title. He started competing professionally in 1934, winning Dutch pro sprint titles from 1934-36. Later in his career, he also competed in the pursuit event, placing third in the 1940 Dutch championships. In 1938, he started a grocery store, but later switched to running a laundromat. In 1954 he opened Café van Egmond in his hometown of Haarlem. Since Jacques’ death in 1969, the café has been run by his son Paul, a former professional football player for Telstar and the Dutch U23 squad.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Sprint Netherlands NED 1 Gold
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Netherlands NED 2 Silver
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Netherlands NED 4

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank RW T
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Cycling Netherlands Final Round Match 1/2 1 2
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Cycling Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 12.5
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Cycling Netherlands Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 12.2
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Cycling Netherlands Round One Heat Two 1 QU 13.0

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Cycling Netherlands Final Standings 2 1:13.3

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Cycling Netherlands NED Round One Heat Two 1 QU
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