You Are Here > SR/Olympics > Athletes > Cor Wijdekop

Cor Wijdekop

Full name: Cornelis "Cor" Wijdekop
Gender: Male
Born: January 31, 1914 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: April 8, 2008 in Purmerend, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: De Plassers, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Brother of Piet Wijdekop.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Together with his brother Piet, Cor Wijdekop participated in the 10 km folding kayak doubles at the Berlin Games. It was the first time canoeing was an Olympic sport, but the last time the folding kayak event was held. In a 45-minute race, the Wijdekop brothers were outside of the medals for most of the race, but managed to pass the Austrians in the last stretch, winning a bronze medal. Throughout his life, Cor was present at the Kanovereniging Viking, his club in Amsterdam. He had been present when the club was established in 1930, and served as a member, trainer, volunteer and president of the club. In 1981, the club established the annual Gebroeders Wijdekop Race, a K2 competition named after Cor and his brother.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Canoeing Men's Folding Kayak Doubles, 10 kilometres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze

Men's Folding Kayak Doubles, 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Canoeing Netherlands NED Piet Wijdekop Final Standings 1936-08-07 46:12.4