Full name: Hendrik "Henk" Kamerbeek
Born: September 13, 1893 in Zeist, Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: November 30, 1954 in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Affiliations: PSV, Eindhoven (NED)
Related Olympians: Father of Eef Kamerbeek.
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 â 46.02 (1928).
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|1928 Summer||34||Amsterdam||Athletics||Men's Hammer Throw||Netherlands||NED||10 QR|
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|1928 Summer||34||Amsterdam||Athletics||Netherlands||Qualifying Round||10||46.02|
|1928 Summer||34||Amsterdam||Athletics||Netherlands||Qualifying Round||Group A||6||46.02|