Full name: Oscar Emile van Rappard
Born: April 2, 1896 in Probolinggo, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Died: April 18, 1962 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: HBS, Den Haag (NED)
Sport: Athletics, Football
Related Olympians: Brother of Harry, Ridder van Rappard.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|
|1924 Summer||28||Paris||Athletics||Netherlands||Round One||Heat Six||5|