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Jan Hengeveld

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Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohannes Hendrikus "Jan"•Hengeveld
Used nameJan•Hengeveld
Born24 December 1894 in Arnhem (NED)
Died4 May 1961 in Arnhem (NED)
AffiliationsAchilles, Arnhem (NED)
NOC Netherlands


Like his tug-of-war team mates, Jan Hengeveld competed for Achilles of Arnhem. After winning the Dutch Olympic trials, the team earned a silver medal in Antwerp. 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. Hengeveld worked as a civil servant at the municipality of Arnhem.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War NED Jan Hengeveld
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 2 Silver