Anton van Loon

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAntonius "Anton"•van Loon
Used nameAnton•van Loon
Born25 June 1888 in Arnhem (NED)
Died3 November 1962 in Arnhem (NED)
AffiliationsAchilles, Arnhem (NED)
NOC Netherlands


Anton van Loon was the captain of the Dutch tug-of-war team at the 1920 Games, which also included his brother, Willem van Loon. Anton was one of the founders of the Achilles Krachtsportvereniging (Arnhem). Their team had won the Dutch trials and earned a spot at the Olympics. Losing only to Great Britain, they returned home with second place. In later life, Van Loon was a municipal official and pool attendant in Arnhem’s Rijnbad.


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

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