Jetze Doorman

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 4
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameJetze•Doorman
Used nameJetze•Doorman
Nick/petnamesDe Punch
Born2 July 1881 in Balk (NED)
Died28 February 1931 in Breda (NED)
NOC Netherlands

Biography

Jetze Doorman ranks as one of the best Dutch fencers of all time. In 1907, he won the European title in the sabre. As this required the Dutch to organize the next tournament, this prompted the establishment of a fencing federation in the Netherlands. At the Olympic Games, he won four bronze medals with the Dutch team, three of them in the sabre. Remarkably, Doorman only won one Dutch Championship, the inaugural sabre title. Doorman entered the first Olympic modern pentathlon competition, but withdrew after the first event. In 1914, Doorman was stationed in Albania, as part of a Dutch mission to establish a police force there. He was also a decent speed skater, and in 1912 he competed in the Elfstedentocht, a 200 km race over the lakes and canals of Friesland. He rescued two competitors who had fallen through the ice, but eventually was forced to give up because of hypothermia.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Fencing NED Jetze Doorman
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) AC p7 r1/3
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4 p1 r2/3
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands =5
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) AC p1 r1/3
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing NED Jetze Doorman
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 p1 r2/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 9
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) =7
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands =5
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing NED Jetze Doorman
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
Modern Pentathlon NED Jetze Doorman
Individual, Men (Olympic) DNF
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing NED Jetze Doorman
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands =7
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing NED Jetze Doorman
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze