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Jaap Rijks

Full name: Jacob "Jaap" Rijks
Gender: Male
Born: August 25, 1919 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Died: February 11, 2017 in Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Equestrianism

Biography

Jacob Rijks, Jaap's father, was a Dutch national champion in combined driving, but Jaap himself preferred to ride the horses. In 1948, he co-organized the first edition of the Concours Hippique CHIO in Rotterdam, which is still held annually. Rijks himself competed, and helped the Dutch win the team event. Later that year, Rijks also competed in the London Olympics, but failed to finish the competition. Rijks then made became an administrator, serving in the organization of CHIO, the Dutch federation (KNHS) and the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), where he was the treasurer from 1982 to 1989. At the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, Rijks was also active as a judge. In 1982, he received the Dutch award "Equestrian of the Year". Outside of sports, Rijks served on the board of supervisors of a large contractor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Individual Netherlands NED AC DNF
1948 Summer 28 London Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Team Netherlands NED AC DNF

Men's Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank
1948 Summer 28 London Equestrianism Netherlands Master Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1948 Summer 28 London Equestrianism Netherlands NED Master Final Standings AC DNF DNF
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