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Ben Bril

Full name: Barend "Ben" Bril
Gender: Male
Born: July 16, 1912 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: September 11, 2003 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Olympia-Maccabi, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Boxing


Bril first became a Dutch amateur champion at age 15, and was allowed to represent his country at the Olympics while just making the age requirements. Bril would win eight more Dutch titles and the 1935 Maccabiah Games, but he would never compete again at the Olympics. He missed 1932 Games because finances prevented a larger Dutch team, and as a Jew, Bril refused to compete in Nazi Germany in 1936. In World War II, he and his family were deported to Bergen-Belsen, but he managed to surive the ordeal. Ben Bril then became a boxing referee, officiating at various Olympics.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 15 Amsterdam Boxing Men's Flyweight Netherlands NED 5T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1928 Summer 15 Amsterdam Boxing Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1928-08-09 Lebanon (RSA) , Bril (NED)
1928 Summer 15 Amsterdam Boxing Netherlands NED Round Two Match #4 1 1928-08-08 Bril (NED) , McDonagh (IRL) decision
1928 Summer 15 Amsterdam Boxing Netherlands NED Round One Match #7 1 1928-08-07 Bril (NED)
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