Great Olympians

Biographies - VAN


Eriks Vanags

B. 1893-01-20, Riga, Latvia, represented Russia

Olympic Competitor nr 6292


Franziska van Almsick

B. 1978-04-05, Berlin, Germany
Swimming (4 silver, 6 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
50 m Free-style 16th - - - 6.4
100 m Free-style bronze fifth - - 3564
200 m Free-style silver silver 12th fifth 9944
4x100 m Free-style Relay bronze bronze fourth fourth 2288
4x200 m Free-style Relay silver bronze bronze 2508
4x100 m Medley Relay silver sixth fourth bronze 2420
100 m Butterfly 7th - 17th 17th 408
200 m Butterfly - - 28th - 0.0256
21138.4256

At Athina, she equalled the records of Harri Kirvesniemi, Heikki Ilmari Savolainen, Merlene Ottey and Alexei Nemov with SIX bronze medals, and she beat Merlene Ottey's (then eight, since then nine) record for the most medalled person without golds. (TEN)

(16828)


Cornelis van Altenburg

Olympic Competitor nr 3271


Paul Van Asbroeck

B. 1874-05-01, Schaarbeek, Belgium; D. 1959
Shooting (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1900 1908 1920 1924 bonus HP
Free Rifle, combined bronze comp. 2560
Free Rifle, standing fourth 400
Free Rifle, kneeling fourth 400
Free Rifle, prone 8th 24th 64.2
Free Rifle, team sixth fifth 12th 11th 37.35 410.85
Military Rifle, 300m, prone, team 14th 10.75
Military Rifle, 600m, prone, team 10th
Military Rifle, 300m, standing, team 12th
Military Rifle, 300m & 600m, prone, team 14th
Small-Bore Rifle comp. 9th 240
Small-Bore Rifle, team sixth 160
Military Pistol, team 7th 100
Free Pistol gold 7th 5200
Rapid-fire Pistol 52nd -
Free Pistol, team silver fifth 100 1100
3584 5737.5 930.75 256.16 137.35 10645.76

Olympic Competitor nr 1244


Jean Van Benthem

Olympic Competitor nr 3496


Harry Van Bergen

Olympic Competitor nr 1223


Hendrik van Blijenburgh

Olympic Competitor nr 2678


Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh

Olympic Competitor nr 2520

(*) roster not known


Jan van Breda Kolff

Olympic Competitor nr 5218


J. Vance

Olympic Competitor nr 4054


George van Cleaf

Olympic Competitor nr 2144


Gilbert Van Cleve

Olympic Competitor nr 2103


Marcel Van Crombrugghe

Olympic Competitor nr 1437


Constantijn van Daalen

Olympic Competitor nr 3629


Gerard van den Bergh

Olympic Competitor nr 3272


Solko van den Bergh

Olympic Competitor nr 1195


Georges Van Den Bossche

Olympic Competitor nr 6875


Vandenhaute

Olympic Competitor nr 1168


Pieter van den Hoogenband

B. 1978-03-14, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Swimming (3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
1996 2000 2004 2008 HP
50 m Free-style 9th bronze 17th 2724
100 m Free-style fourth gold gold fifth 23100
200 m Free-style fourth gold silver 15000
4x100 m Free-style Relay fifth - silver 10th 1402.5
4x200 m Free-style Relay 7th bronze - 740
4x100 m Medley Relay 10th fourth - 425
43391.5

(20150)


Charles Vanderbyl

Olympic Competitor nr 6540


Hendrik van der Grinten

Olympic Competitor nr 2521


Kirsten van der Kolk

B. 1975-12-18, the Netherlands
Rowing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
2000 2004 2008 HP
Lightweight Double Sculls sixth bronze gold 15000
15000

Three times together with Marit van Eupen.


Jacob van der Kop

Olympic Competitor nr 3351


Arnold Vanderlijde

the Netherlands
Boxing (3 bronze)

Three bronze medals is a remarkable achievement in any sport, but in boxing, and in a period of professionalism it also meant an extreme amount of perceverance, especially for a boxer of a western country.
(118.8 HP)


Van Der Meulen

Olympic Competitor nr 528


Georges Van Der Poele

Olympic Competitor nr 502


Jan van der Sluis

Olympic Competitor nr 5420


van der Stoppen

Olympic Competitor nr 289


Arie van der Velden

Olympic Competitor nr 432


Joseph Van der Voodt

Olympic Competitor nr 4035


Adolf van der Voort van Zijp

the Netherlands
Equestrianism (3 gold)
1924 1928 HP
Three-day Event, Individual gold fourth 10000
Three-day Event, Team gold gold 3200
13200

Twice riding Silver Piece


Henk van der Wal

Olympic Competitor nr 4308


M. Van de Wynckélé

Olympic Competitor nr 1640


Johannes van Dijk

Olympic Competitor nr 1430


Amy van Dyken

B. 1973-02-15, USA
Swimming (6 gold)
1996 2000 HP
50 m Free-style gold fourth 8000
100 m Free-style fourth - 1600
100 m Butterfly gold - 6400
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay gold gold 3200
4 x 100 m Medley Relay gold qual. 1664
20864


Jacobus Johannes van Egmond

the Netherlands
Cycling (3 bronze)
1932 HP
Sprint gold 9600
Time Trial silver 6000
Tandem fourth 2000
17600


Marit van Eupen

B. 1969-09-26, Arnhem, the Netherlands
Rowing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
2000 2004 2008 HP
Lightweight Double Sculls sixth bronze gold 15000
15000

Three times together with Kirsten van der Kolk.


Jacob van Geuns

Olympic Competitor nr 6464


Anky van Grunsven

the Netherlands
Equestrianism - Dressage (3 gold, 5 silver)
1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 HP
Dressage, individual 36th fourth silver gold gold gold 62000
Dressage, team fifth silver silver silver fourth silver 5115
67115

Winner of the Individual Dressage at Sydney, Athina and Beijing. In 2004 and 2008 on Salinero.


Yvonne Van Gennip

B. 1965, the Netherlands
Speed Skating (3 gold)
1984 1988 1992 HP
3000 m fifth gold sixth 9850
1500 m 11th gold dnf 6464
5000 m gold - 6400
1000 m sixth - - 640
23354


Jean Van Guysse

Olympic Competitor nr 3630


Henk van Heuckelum

Olympic Competitor nr 1629


Russell Van Horn

Olympic Competitor nr 2279


Van Hule

Olympic Competitor nr 1154


Gustaaf van Hulstijn

Olympic Competitor nr 4196


Hubert Van Innis

B. 1866-02-24, Belgium; D. 1961-11-25
Archery (6 gold, 4 silver)
1900 1920 HP
Championnat du Monde silver 4000
Au Cordon Doré - 50 m silver 4000
Au Cordon Doré - 33 m gold 6400
Au Chapelet - 50 m fourth 1600
Au Chapelet - 33 m gold 6400
Target Archery, 28m, Individual gold 6400
Target Archery, 28m, Team silver 1000
Target Archery, 33m, Individual gold 6400
Target Archery, 33m, Team gold 1600
Target Archery, 50m, Individual silver 4000
Target Archery, 50m, Team gold 1600
43400

Belgium's most successful Olympian had only two Olympics in history, in which to excel in his sport. It has to be said that at Antwerpen, the Belgian organizers put on a host of events for the home archers to collect medals in.


Adam van Koeverden

B. 1982-01-29, Oakville, Canada
Canoeing (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
2000 2004 2008 HP
K1 500 m gold silver 10400
K1 1000 m bronze 8th 2816
13216


Gaston Van Laere

Olympic Competitor nr 5986


Alfred Van Landeghem

Olympic Competitor nr 1445


Constant Van Langhendonck

Olympic Competitor nr 529


Marcel Van Langenhove

Olympic Competitor nr 4177


Herman van Leeuwen

Olympic Competitor nr 3631


Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep

Olympic Competitor nr 3193


Roelof van Lennep

Olympic Competitor nr 3198


Maurits van Löben Sels

Olympic Competitor nr 2522


Lion van Minden

Olympic Competitor nr 4184


Leontien van Moorsel

competed in 2000 as

Leontien Zijlaard

and in 2004 as

Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel

Netherlands
Cycling (4 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
2000 2004 HP
Time Trial gold gold 19200
Road Race gold dnf 9600
Points Race silver 6000
Individual Pursuit gold bronze 13440
48240

(348)


Jacob van Moppes

Olympic Competitor nr 4476


Antonius Van Nieuwenhuizen

Olympic Competitor nr 661


Leendert van Oosten

Olympic Competitor nr 4448


Rudolph, Baron van Pallandt

Olympic Competitor nr 3227


George van Rossem

Olympic Competitor nr 2523

(*) roster not known


Johan van Schreven

Olympic Competitor nr 4097


Johannes van Spengen

Olympic Competitor nr 3535


Antoine Van Tomme

Olympic Competitor nr 4185


Coen van Veenhuijsen

Olympic Competitor nr 4507


Arie van Vliet

B. 1916-03-18, Woerden, Utrecht, the Netherlands; D. 2001-07-10
Cycling (1 gold, 1 silver)
1936 HP
Sprint silver 6000
1000 m Time Trial gold 9600
15600


Eduardus, Baron van Voorst tot Voorst

Olympic Competitor nr 3228


Franciscus, Baron van Voorst tot Voorst

Olympic Competitor nr 3229


Pieter van Waas

Olympic Competitor 3380


Edmond Van Waes

Olympic Competitor nr 6876


Jacob van Westrop

Olympic Competitor nr 4445


Albertson Van Zo Post

B. 1866, New York City, NY, USA; D. 1938-01-23
Fencing (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
1904 1912 HP
Foil, individual silver QF 3750
Foil, team gold 1200
Épée, individual bronze QF:5 2880.001
Épée, team R1 27
Sabre bronze QF 2880
Single Sticks gold 7200
17910 27.001 17937.001

He was an American citizen, but competed in the Cuban team in 1904. In 1912 he competed (unsuccesfully) for the American team.

Olympic Competitor nr 2161


Etienne van Zuylen de Nyeveldt

Olympic Competitor nr 585


Written 2000-12-22 - last modified 2011-08-16

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