Koos de Jong

Summary

Jacobus Hermanus Hendrik Jan "Koos" de Jong (7 April 1912 – 20 August 1993) was a sailor from the Netherlands. He competed in the Firefly event at the 1948 Olympics and in the Finn event at the 1952 Games and won a bronze medal in 1948, placing fourth in 1952.[1] De Jong won several medals at European championships, including the gold in 1959.[2][3]

Koos de Jong
Koos de Jong 1951.jpg
Koos de Jong in 1951
Personal information
Full nameJacobus Hermanus Hendrik Jan de Jong
NationalityDutch
Born(1912-04-07)7 April 1912
Rotterdam, the Netherlands[1]
Died20 August 1993(1993-08-20) (aged 81)
Capelle aan den IJssel, the Netherlands
Height195 cm (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Sailing career
Class(es)Firefly, Finn
Medal record
Representing  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1948 Torbay Firefly
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1955 Austria Finn
Gold medal – first place 1959 Switzerland Finn
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Germany Finn
Updated on 2014-01-04.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Koos de Jong. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b History of the European Championship 1956 to 1975. finnclass.org
  3. ^ Segeln - Welt- und Europameisterschaften Herren. sport-komplett.de

SourcesEdit

  • "DE KEUZEWEDSTRIJDEN VOOR DE OLYMPISCHE SPELEN" (Evening ed.). Nieuwsblad van Friesland: Hepkema's courant. 25 June 1946. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  • "Bronzen medailles voor Bob Maas en Koos de Jong" (in Dutch) (Dag ed.). Het vrije volk: democratisch-socialistisch dagblad. 13 August 1948. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  • "The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad London 1948" (PDF). 1951. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  • "OLYMPISCHE ZEILPLOEG" (Morning ed.). De vrije pers: ochtendbulletin. 20 June 1952. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  • "The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the games of the XV Olympiad Helsinki 1952" (PDF). 1955. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2014.