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André Boerstra

Full name: Andries Cornelis Dirk "André" Boerstra
Nickname(s): Dré
Gender: Male
Born: December 11, 1924 in Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Died: March 17, 2016 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: HHIJC, Den Haag (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

André Boerstra played for HHIJC in Den Haag (The Hague), which provided a large number of Dutch internationals in the post-war years. HHIJC and Boerstra won the Dutch national title in 1948, 1949, 1951 and 1952. A forward, Boerstra won 48 caps for the Dutch national team, and played at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, where he collected bronze and silver medals, respectively. Illustrating the "Austerity Games" nickname of the London Games, Boerstra had brought only a single hockey stick to the Olympics. When it broke during one of the matches, he played with a stick borrowed from team mate [Roepie Kruize]. Educated as an engineer, Boerstra worked for oil company Shell and jenever distillery Bols.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Men's Hockey Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Men's Hockey Netherlands NED 2 Silver

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Final Standings 3 1948-07-31 7 3
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Final Round Match 3/4 1T 1948-08-12 PAK 1, NED 1 0
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Final Round Replay 3/4 1 1948-08-13 NED 4, PAK 1 1
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1948-08-09 IND 2, NED 1 0
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #1 1 1948-07-31 NED 4, BEL 1 0
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #3 1 1948-08-02 NED 4, DEN 1 1
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #6 1 1948-08-03 NED 2, FRA 0 0
1948 Summer 23 London Hockey Netherlands NED Group C Match #9 2 1948-08-07 PAK 6, NED 1 1
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Netherlands NED Final Standings 2 1952-07-15 3 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Netherlands NED Final Round Match 1/2 2 1952-07-24 IND 6, NED 1 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1952-07-20 NED 1, PAK 0 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1952-07-18 NED 1, GER 0 0
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