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Paulus Visser

Full name: Paulus Visser
Gender: Male
Affiliations: Boer Team
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Tug-Of-War


Paulus Visser competed in tug-of-war at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, effectively representing South Africa. Between October 1899 and May 1902 Britain fought the Second Boer War with the two Boer states in South Africa, the Republic of Transvaal and the Orange Free State. The war was fought for control of the Witwatersrand gold mines, and world opinion sided with the South Africans, who eventually lost although the British gave them lenient surrender terms. In response to this war, there was a Boer State exhibit during the 1904 Louisiana Purchase International Exposition in St. Louis. All of the South Africans who competed in the 1904 Olympic events were in St. Louis as part of that exhibit.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer St. Louis Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Boer Team RSA 5T

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer St. Louis Tug-Of-War Boer Team RSA Round One Match #1 2 1904-08-31 Seiling (USA) , Olson (USA) , Magnusson (USA) , Johnson (USA) , Flanagan (USA) , Walker (RSA) , Visser (RSA) , Schutte (RSA) , Lombard (RSA) , Hillense (RSA)
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