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Nijs Korevaar

Full name: Nijs Cornelis Korevaar
Gender: Male
Born: December 31, 1927 in Mijnsheerenland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died: December 1, 2016 in Altendorf, Schwyz, Switzerland
Affiliations: Merwede, Dordrecht (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Father of Jan Jaap Korevaar.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Nijs Korevaar started swimming as a teenager, and competed in the national championships in the post-war years. His real strength, however, lay in water polo. As a full-back, he first made the national team in 1946, a period when the Dutch team was among the strongest in the world. At the 1948 Olympics, he earned a bronze medal, and in 1950, won the European title with the Dutch squad. They were among the favorites for the 1952 Olympics, but were eliminated in the quarter-finals when ordered a replay against Yugoslavia for unclear reasons. Korevaar remained with the national team until the late 1950s. Playing for DZV Merwede in the Netherlands, Korevaar later migrated to Switzerland, where he played for SC Horgen, the most successful Swiss team at the time. His son, [Jan Jaap Korevaar], also played water polo internationally, competing in the 1980 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Men's Water Polo Netherlands NED 5

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1948 Summer 20 London Water Polo Netherlands NED Final Round Match #1 1T 1948-08-06 NED 4, HUN 4 0
1948 Summer 20 London Water Polo Netherlands NED Final Round Match #4 2 1948-08-07 ITA 4, NED 2 0
1948 Summer 20 London Water Polo Netherlands NED Group A Match #1 1T 1948-08-04 NED 3, BEL 3 0
1948 Summer 20 London Water Polo Netherlands NED Group A Match #2 1 1948-08-05 NED 5, SWE 3 2
1948 Summer 20 London Water Polo Netherlands NED Group B Match #1 1 1948-08-02 NED 5, ESP 2 0
1948 Summer 20 London Water Polo Netherlands NED Group C Match #1 1 1948-07-30 NED 12, IND 1 1
1948 Summer 20 London Water Polo Netherlands NED Group C Match #3 1 1948-07-31 NED 14, CHI 0 1
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Netherlands NED Group B Match #2 1T 1952-07-30 NED 4, HUN 4 1
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Netherlands NED Group B Match #4 1 1952-07-30 NED 4, URS 2
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Netherlands NED Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 1 1952-08-01 NED 5, BEL 3 0
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Netherlands NED Classification Round 5-8 Match #3 1 1952-08-02 NED 7, ESP 1 1
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Netherlands NED Group C Match #1 1 1952-07-26 NED 9, ARG 3 1
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Netherlands NED Group C Match #3 1 1952-07-27 NED 7, SWE 1
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Netherlands NED Group C Match #5 1 1952-07-28 NED 3, YUG 2 0
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Netherlands NED Group C Match #7 2 1952-08-01 YUG 2, NED 1 0
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Netherlands NED Qualifying Round Match #10 1 1952-07-25 NED 3, URS 2 0
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