Netherlands at the 1900 Summer Olympics

The Netherlands first competed at the Summer Olympic Games at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Netherlands at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
IOC codeNED
NOCDutch Olympic Committee*
Dutch Sports Federation
Websitewww.nocnsf.nl (in Dutch)
in Paris
Competitors29 in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 18th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Minerva Amsterdam
François Brandt
Roelof Klein
Hermanus Brockmann
Rowing Men's coxed pair August 26
  Minerva Amsterdam
Coenraad Hiebendaal
Geert Lotsij
Paul Lotsij
Johannes Terwogt
Hermanus Brockmann
Rowing Men's coxed four August 27
  Solko van den Bergh
Antonius Bouwens
Paul Lotsij
Dirk Boest Gips
Henrik Sillem
Anthony Sweijs
Shooting Men's 50 metre free pistol Team August 1
  Johannes Drost Swimming Men's 200 metre backstroke August 12
  Minerva Amsterdam
Rowing Men's eight August 26

Results by eventEdit

ArcheryEdit

6 Dutch archers competed in the first Olympic archery competition. The Netherlands did not win any medals in the competition. None of the names of the Dutch archers are known. They competed only in the Sur la Perche à la Herse and Sur la Perche à la Pyramide events, though whether all six competed in both or if any or all competed in only one is also unknown.

FencingEdit

The Netherlands first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent one fencer.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Antonius van Nieuwenhuizen Men's masters épée Unknown 3–6 N/A Did not advance

RowingEdit

The Netherlands had 3 boats, all from the Minerva Amsterdam club, compete in the first Olympic rowing competitions. They won 1 medal of each color. Because the unknown cox in the coxed pair final was a French boy, the gold medal is often credited as a mixed team medal rather than a Dutch one.

Boat Event Round 1 Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Minerva Amsterdam
Men's coxed pair N/A 6:56.0 2 Q 7:34.2  
Minerva Amsterdam
Men's coxed four N/A 6:02.0 1 QB 6:03.0  
Minerva Amsterdam
Men's eight N/A 4:59.2 1 Q 6:23.0  

SailingEdit

The Dutch had one boat in the first Olympic sailing competition. The Dutch team competed in both races of the 3–10 ton class, winning silver and taking 4th. They also competed in the open class, but did not finish.

Sailors Event Time Rank
3–10 ton class
race 1
3:46:52  
3–10 ton class
race 2
4:46:36 4
Open class DNF

ShootingEdit

The Netherlands' first Olympic appearance included competing in the shooting events. Dutch shooters competed in the military pistol and military rifle sets of events.

Shooter Event Score Rank
Antonius Bouwens Men's 50 metre free pistol 390 15
Dirk Boest Gips 437 6
Henrik Sillem 408 12
Anthony Sweijs 310 20
Solko van den Bergh 331 18
Men's 50 metre free pistol, team 1876  
Antonius Bouwens Men's 300 metre free rifle, standing 238 28
Marcus Ravenswaaij 272 14
Henrik Sillem 249 25
Solko van den Bergh 239 26
Uilke Vuurman 261 22
Antonius Bouwens Men's 300 metre free rifle, kneeling 296 11
Marcus Ravenswaaij 306 5
Henrik Sillem 281 19
Solko van den Bergh 274 20
Uilke Vuurman 303 6
Antonius Bouwens Men's 300 metre free rifle, prone 278 26
Marcus Ravenswaaij 303 14
Henrik Sillem 317 6
Solko van den Bergh 292 20
Uilke Vuurman 312 8
Antonius Bouwens Men's 300 metre free rifle, three positions 812 25
Marcus Ravenswaaij 881 9
Henrik Sillem 847 18
Solko van den Bergh 805 27
Uilke Vuurman 876 14
Men's 300 metre free rifle, team 4221 5

SwimmingEdit

The Netherlands had 4 swimmers compete in 1900. Drost won a bronze medal; two others made their event finals but did not medal.

Swimmer Event Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Herman Alexander de By Men's 200 metre freestyle 3:10.4 2 Did not advance
Eduard Meijer Men's 4000 metre freestyle 1:17:55.4 2 q 1:16:37.2 5
Johannes Bloemen Men's 200 metre backstroke 3:09.2 1 Q 3:02.2 4
Johannes Drost 3:10.2 2 q 3:01.0  

ReferencesEdit

  • a b Hermanus Brockmann in coxed pairs rowing competition was the coxswain for the semifinals, but not for the finals. The name of the French boy the Dutch team employed as a coxswain for the final is unknown. The medal therefore was not awarded to the Netherlands, but to a Mixed team (ZZX).