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Henk Kamerbeek

Full name: Hendrik "Henk" Kamerbeek
Gender: Male
Born: September 13, 1893 in Zeist, Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: November 30, 1954 in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Affiliations: PSV, Eindhoven (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Eef Kamerbeek.

Biography

Henk Kamerbeek, representing the club of his employer Philips, was the first Dutch record holder in the hammer throw. Between 1922 and 1934, he won eleven national titles in the event. He missed the 1923 title due to a foul throw (which was supposedly 5 m ahead of the leading throw) and the 1930 title due to injury. Kamerbeek also added four titles in the shot put (1927-29, 1931). Kamerbeek was active in two Olympics, but failed to make the final in both his appearances. The children of Kamerbeek, who had become president of the athletics section of his club, were also great athletes, notably his son [Eef], who won 11 national decathlon titles. In 1954, Henk Kamerbeek was hit by a car when crossing the road and died of his injuries a week later.

Personal Best: HT – 46.02 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Netherlands NED AC NM
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Netherlands NED 10 QR

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics Netherlands Final Standings AC NM
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round AC NM
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round 10 46.02
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Athletics Netherlands Qualifying Round Group A 6 46.02
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