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Oscar, Ridder van Rappard

Full name: Oscar Emile van Rappard
Gender: Male
Born: April 2, 1896 in Probolinggo, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Died: April 18, 1962 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Title: Ridder
Affiliations: HBS, Den Haag (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics, Football

Related Olympians: Brother of Harry, Ridder van Rappard.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

Like several other members of the 1920 Dutch Olympic team, Oscar van Rappard was born in the Dutch East Indies, on the island of Java. His speed earned him a spot on the Dutch football team at the 1920 Olympics, because some better football players were unable to attend. The four caps that he earned in Antwerpen were his only ones. In Dutch league play, however, he played 140 matches for HBS Den Haag between 1912 and 1921, scoring 57 goals. He was more famous as an athlete on the track. In Antwerpen he also competed in the 110 m hurdles and in 1924 in the 110 m and 400 m hurdles, but he was always eliminated in the heats. He was four times Dutch champion in the 110 m hurdles (1919-23) and once in the 400 m hurdles (1924). Additionally, he was a national record holder over both distances – 1917-32 (110 m hurdles) and 1924-26 (400 m hurdles). In 1925 he had to end his active sports career due to an injury.

As an engineer Van Rappard later worked for the Braden Copper Company in Chile. During World War II he sympathized with the Dutch Nazi Movement and, therefore, was suspended by the Dutch Athletics Federation after the war. His brother Harry also participated in track and field.

Personal Bests\: 110H – 15.5 (1923); 400H – 57.5e (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Football Men's Football Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Netherlands NED 3 h6 r1/3
1924 Summer 28 Paris Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Netherlands NED 4 h1 r2/3
1924 Summer 28 Paris Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Netherlands NED 5 h6 r1/3

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Football Netherlands NED Final Standings 3 1920-08-28 0 0 0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Football Netherlands NED Second Place Tournament - Final Match 2/3 2 1920-09-05 ESP 3, NED 1 0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Football Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-31 BEL 3, NED 0 0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Football Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-29 NED 5, SWE 4 0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Football Netherlands NED Round One Match #5 1 1920-08-28 NED 3, LUX 0 0

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat Six 3
1924 Summer 28 Paris Athletics Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat One 4
1924 Summer 28 Paris Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat Three 2 QU

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1924 Summer 28 Paris Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat Six 5
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