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Wim Bekkers

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilhelmus Johannes "Wim"•Bekkers
Used nameWim•Bekkers
Born21 August 1890 in Arnhem (NED)
Died13 November 1957 in Arnhem (NED)
AffiliationsAchilles, Arnhem (NED)
NOC(s) Netherlands


Wim Bekkers was one of eight Dutch members of Arnhem club Achilles that won the Dutch Olympic trials in the tug-of-war. In Antwerpen, they won the silver medal, losing only to the much heavier British squad. 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 Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War Tug-Of-War, Men Olympic Netherlands 2 Silver Representing Netherlands