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Wim Kos

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWillem "Wim"•Kos
Used nameWim•Kos
Born8 February 1904 in Oudkarspel (NED)
Died8 March 1930 in Oudkarspel (NED)
Measurements173 cm
Affiliations?, Oudkarspel (NED)
NOC Netherlands


Wim Kos fell during his race over the 1500 m at the 1928 Winter Olympics, thus finishing last in this event. He only took part in one World Championship, in 1928 in Davos shortly before the Olympics placing 17th. He did slightly better at European Championships, when he finished 8th in 1925, 19th in 1928, and 11th in 1929. He never won a national championship but was successful at a number of regional events.

Personal Bests: 500 – 46.3 (1929); 1500 – 2:33.0 (1928); 5000 – 9:18.4 (1928); 10000 – 18:57.0 (1928).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NED Wim Kos
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 33
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 29
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 19