Ted Zegwaard

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNicolaas Leonard "Ted"•Zegwaard
Used nameTed•Zegwaard
Other namesJan van Houten, Ted Derwetter
Born15 October 1903 in Amsterdam (NED)
AffiliationsDOS, Amsterdam (NED)
NOC Netherlands


After the Olympic Games Zegwaard became professional. In the 1920s he moved to Australia. He returned for a few years to the Netherlands but in 1937 again left for Australia. Not able to obtain permanent residence or citizenship, he eventually moved to South Africa. In his later career he also went by the name “Jan van Houten”.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Boxing NED Ted Zegwaard
Flyweight, Men (Olympic) =5