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Wil van Beveren

Full name: Wijnand "Wil" van Beveren
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: December 28, 1911 in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: October 5, 2003 in Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands
Affiliations: AV '23, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In a period when Tinus Osendarp and Chris Berger were internationally renowned athletes, Wil van Beveren was the third best Dutch sprinter. At the 1936 Olympics, he made the final in the 200 (placing sixth), and the semi-finals in the 100 metres. A likely relay medal was lost when anchor and two-time bronze medallist Osendarp dropped the baton. At the European Championships in Paris 1938, Van Beveren was favored for a medal in the 100 m, but to his own disappointment placed only fourth. Wil van Beveren earned three Dutch titles in his career, winning the 200 m in 1937 and claiming the sprint double in 1939. After the war, Van Beveren became a sports journalist, first for weekly magazine Sport & Sportwereld, and for the local newspaper Emmer Courant. Two of Wil's sons, Jan and Wil Jr. became professional football players. Jan was the most notable of the two, playing 32 matches in the Dutch national team as a goalkeeper in the late 1960s and 1970s and earning three Dutch titles with PSV Eindhoven.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.4 (1938); 200 – 21.4 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Men's 100 metres Netherlands NED 5 h1 r3/4
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Men's 200 metres Netherlands NED 6
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Netherlands NED AC

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat One 5 10,8
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Quarter-Finals Heat Three 3 QU 10.7
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat Three 1 QU 10.8

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) L
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Final 6 21.9 2
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 21.5w
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 21.7
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat One 1 QU 21.4

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Netherlands NED Final AC DQ [41.2] [41.28] 3
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Netherlands NED Round One Heat Two 1 QU 41.3