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Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 3
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameWillem Peter•Hubert van Blijenburgh
Used nameWillem•Hubert van Blijenburgh
Born11 July 1881 in Zwolle (NED)
Died14 October 1936 in Bilthoven (NED)
NOC Netherlands

Biography

Hubert van Blijenburgh, an officer in the army as all Dutch fencers of his time, never achieved major successes individually, but won four bronze fencing medals at the Olympics. In his position as the head of the naval sports school in Den Helder, he had great influence on the way gymnastics was taught in the Netherlands. He wrote several books on gymnastics and physical education, and was the first Dutchman to gain a PhD in physical education.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Fencing NED Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh
Foil, Individual, Men (Intercalated) AC p6 r1/3
Épée, Individual, Men (Intercalated) AC p7 r1/3
Épée, Team, Men (Intercalated) Netherlands =5
Sabre, Individual, Men (Intercalated) AC p6 r1/3
Sabre, Individual, Three Hits, Men (Intercalated) AC p2 r1/2
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing NED Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 7 p7 r1/4
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) =3 p6 r2/4
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing NED Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4 p15 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing NED Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =7 p1 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands =7
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing NED Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 7 p3 r2/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 p3 r2/4