Henrik Sillem

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHendrik "Henrik"•Sillem
Used nameHenrik•Sillem
Born12 August 1866 in Amsterdam (NED)
Died13 July 1907 in Courmayeur, Aosta (ITA)
NOC Netherlands


One of the best Dutch rifle shooters around the fin de siècle, Henrik Sillem won six World Championship medals between 1897 and 1901. This total includes his Olympic medal, as the Olympics doubled as World Championships. Remarkably, he won it in a pistol event. His best international performance came at the 1901 World Championships, when the Dutch free rifle team finished in second behind Switzerland.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Shooting NED Henrik Sillem
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 12
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 18
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 5
Free Rifle, Kneeling, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 19
Free Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
Free Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 25

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