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Harry Van Bergen

Full name: Henry Anthony "Harry" Van Bergen
Gender: Male
Born: April 15, 1871 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: 1963 in Chelsea, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: CVP, Les Mureaux (FRA) / Yacht Club de France, Paris (FRA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


The 1900 Olympic yachting races for the two larger classes of boats were held off Le Havre, France. In the Open Class (over 20 tons), Harry Van Bergen sailed his 102-ton Formosa into third place over a course of 40 nautical miles. Van Bergen was also a member of the international jury for the 1900 yachting races.

The Van Bergens were amongst the first Dutch settlers in the area that later became New York and an ancestor of Harry’s raised a militia regiment during the American Revolution. The family became rich through trade and Harry’s father relocated to Paris where the family lived on the Champs-Élysées. Harry helped to found the American Hospital in Paris before leaving for England where he bought Ferney Hall in Shropshire. After becoming a British subject in 1915 he served as High Sheriff of Shropshire in 1924.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 29 Paris Sailing Mixed 20+ Ton Formosa USA 3 Bronze

Mixed 20+ Ton

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date AT AT H
1900 Summer 29 Paris Sailing Formosa USA Final Standings 1900-08-02 5:32:52 -48:40 6:21:32
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