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Willem van Loon

Full name: Willem van Loon
Gender: Male
Born: August 15, 1891 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
Died: November 29, 1975 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Achilles, Arnhem (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Related Olympians: Brother of Anton van Loon.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Willem van Loon joined his brother [Anton van Loon] along with six other members of the Achilles Krachtsportvereniging to form a tug-of-war team. Having won the Dutch trials at Utrecht, the squad also competed in Antwerpen, from which they returned with second place. This result was in doubt for some time, as the Official Results listed both the Netherlands and the US as winning second place. This confusion was ended in 1968, when [Henk Janssen] presented his silver medal and associated Olympic diploma.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Netherlands NED 2 Silver

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-18 NED 2, ITA 0
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Netherlands NED Final Round Match #1 2 1920-08-19 GBR 2, NED 0
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Netherlands NED Classification Round 2-3 Match #2 1 1920-08-20 NED 2, BEL 0
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