Jacob "Jaap" Rijks (25 August 1919 – 11 February 2017) was a Dutch equestrian who competed for his home nation in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. He was born in Nijmegen.
The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.
Equestrianism, more often known as horse riding or horseback riding, refers to the skill and sport of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. This broad description includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises, and competitive sport.
The 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was held in London, United Kingdom from 29 July to 14 August 1948.
The Dutch Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year are chosen annually by Dutch athletes from a shortlist compiled by sports journalists. The elections are organized by the Dutch Olympic Committee. All the winners receive a Jaap Eden Award to remember their title.
Jan Jaap Korevaar is a former water polo player from the Netherlands. He finished in sixth position with the Dutch team at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
Jacob "Jaap" Meijer was a track cyclist from the Netherlands, who represented his native country at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. There he won the silver medal in the Men's 1.000m Sprint (Scratch).
Jacob "Jaap" Eisse Bulder was a football (soccer) player from the Netherlands, who represented his home country at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. There he won the bronze medal with the Netherlands national football team.
The following is a list of winners of the Golden Calf for best actor at the Nederlands Film Festival.
Jacob "Jaap" Stockmann is a retired Dutch field hockey player, who played as a goalkeeper for the Dutch national team.
Jaap Krijtenburg is a Dutch rower.
Jacob "Jaap" Oudkerk is a retired cyclist from the Netherlands. He competed in the 4000 m team pursuit at the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics and finished in fifth and third place, respectively.
Hendrik Jan Willem "Henk" Cornelisse is a retired Dutch cyclist. His sporting career began with Olympia Amsterdam. He won a bronze medal in the 4 km team pursuit along with Cor Schuuring, Gerard Koel and Jaap Oudkerk at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He also won the Ronde van Noord-Holland and Ronde van Overijssel in 1962 and one stage of the Olympia's Tour in 1964.
Jaap Sjouwerman was a Dutch wrestler. He competed at the 1920 and the 1924 Summer Olympics.
The Copa Amsterdam, formerly known as the Gestion Copa Amsterdam, is an annual youth football tournament, organized and hosted by AFC Ajax for under-19 youth teams which takes place at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. The tournament has been contested by some of the strongest under-19 teams in football, with FC Barcelona, Chelsea and Cruzeiro amongst the participating clubs. The tournament is named after its main sponsor, the insurance company AEGON and was formerly named after the publishing company Gestion, and is broadcast online in over 59 countries via Eredivisie Live, Eurosport and Fox Sports.
Alexis "Tschuli" Pantchoulidzew was a Russian-born Dutch nobleman and equestrian. He was a long-term partner of Princess Armgard of Sierstorpff-Cramm and mentor to her son, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. As equestrian, he was the only competitor for the Netherlands at the Dutch-boycotted 1956 Summer Olympics; aged 67, he was also the eldest participant at those Olympics and the eldest Dutch Olympian ever.
Jaap Reesink is a retired Dutch rower. He competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the eight event and finished in eighth place.
Jacob Dirk "Jaap" Zielhuis is a sailor from the Netherlands. Zielhuis represented his country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Zielhuis took 19th place in the Finn. During the Sydney Olympics 2000 Zielhuis was coach of the Dutch Olympic Sailing Team.
Jacob Christiaan "Jaap" ten Kortenaar is a cyclist from the Netherlands. He competed in the men's team time trial at the 1992 Summer Olympics, finishing 9th. He finished second and third at the Dutch National Time Trial Championships in respectively 1993 and 1994.
Rijkens is a Dutch surname. Among variant forms are Rijk, Rijke, Rijken, Rijkes and Rijks, while the ij digraph in Dutch names is often replaced with a "y" abroad. These usually are patronymic surnames, but occasionally may stem from rijk meaning "rich" in Dutch. People with these surnames include:
Jaap Knol was a Dutch athlete. He competed in the men's javelin throw at the 1928 Summer Olympics.
Jaap Beije was a Dutch rower. He competed in the men's coxed four event at the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Jaap Korsloot is a Dutch volleyball player. He competed in the men's tournament at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
Jaap Belmer was a Dutch wrestler. He competed in the men's Greco-Roman middleweight at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
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