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Wim van Rekum

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWillem "Wim"•van Rekum
Used nameWim•van Rekum
Born9 June 1892 in Arnhem (NED)
Died27 December 1961 in Arnhem (NED)
AffiliationsAchilles, Arnhem (NED)
NOC Netherlands


The younger brother of teammate Rinus van Rekum, Willem van Rekum competed in the 1920 Olympics in tug-of-war. The Dutch squad was composed of members of Achilles Krachtsportvereniging in Arnhem, winners of the Dutch trials. The side placed second, behind the much heavier British side. 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War NED Wim van Rekum
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 2 Silver

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