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Wim Bekkers

Full name: Wilhelmus Johannes "Wim" Bekkers
Gender: Male
Born: August 21, 1890 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
Died: November 13, 1957 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Achilles, Arnhem (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Wim Bekkers was one of eight Dutch members of Arnhem club Achilles that won the Dutch Olympic trials in the tug-of-war. In Antwerpen, they won the silver medal, losing only to the much heavier British squad. This result was in doubt for some time, as the Official Results listed both the Netherlands and the US as winning second place. This confusion was ended in 1968, when [Henk Janssen] presented his silver medal and associated Olympic diploma.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Netherlands NED 2 Silver

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-18 NED 2, ITA 0
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Netherlands NED Final Round Match #1 2 1920-08-19 GBR 2, NED 0
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Netherlands NED Classification Round 2-3 Match #2 1 1920-08-20 NED 2, BEL 0
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