Tinus Osendarp

Last updated

Tinus Osendarp
Tinus Osendarp.jpg
Tinus Osendarp in 1936
Personal information
Full nameMartinus Bernardus Osendarp
Born21 May 1916
Delft, the Netherlands
Died20 June 2002 (aged 86)
Heerlen, the Netherlands
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
SportSprint running
ClubDe Trekvogels, Den Haag
Medal record
Representing the Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1936 Berlin 100 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1936 Berlin 200 m
European Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1938 Paris 100 m
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1938 Paris 200 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1934 Turin 200 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1934 Turin 4×100 m

Martinus Bernardus "Tinus" Osendarp (Dutch: [mɑrˈtinʏsbɛrˈnɑrdʏsˈtinʏsˈoːsənˌdɑrp] ; 21 May 1916 – 20 June 2002) was a Dutch sprint runner.


Sporting career

Osendarp was a football player and started training in sprint for fun. His first international success came at the 1934 European Championships where he won bronze medals in the 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay. He won another two bronze medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, in the 100 m and 200 m sprint events. The games were held in Nazi Germany and Osendarp gained some fame as the fastest white sprinter behind the black Americans. A possible third medal was lost when Osendarp dropped the baton in the final of the 4 × 100 m relay while fighting for second place. Contested on the second day of the games, drenching rain made the track soggy and slow for the running of the 100 meter dash semi-finals. Despite the unfavorable conditions Osendarp still managed a time of 10.6 s, right behind American Ralph Metcalfe. In the 100 m final he ran 10.5 s, behind Americans Jesse Owens 10.3 s, and Ralph Metcalfe 10.4 s. [1] Upon his return home Osendarp was called "the best white sprinter" by the Dutch press. [2]

The basis for his future involvement in National Socialism was laid in Berlin, where he first came under the influence of SS propaganda. [3]

In 1938 Osendarp won two European titles in the 100 m and 200 m, equalling the 1934 performance of his compatriot Chris Berger.

Later life

When Germany occupied the Netherlands in World War II, Osendarp, who was by then a Dutch police officer, became a member of the German Security Service. He later joined the Dutch national socialist NSB party and the SS. [1] When the Wehrmacht marched into Holland in 1940 Osendarp became a member of the volunteer SS and an employee of the Nazi Security Police, helping in the deportation of Dutch Jews. [4]

In 1948, Osendarp was sentenced for 12 years in jail for acts he committed during the war. He was released early in 1953 and moved to Limburg to work in the mines. In 1958 he also became athletics coach at Kimbria in Maastricht, and from 1972 he was a coach at Achilles-Top in Kerkrade. He died in 2002 at the age of 86 in Heerlen. [1]

Competition record

Representing Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1934 European Championships Turin, Italy 5th100 m 10.9
1934 European Championships Turin, Italy 3rd200 m 21.6
1934 European Championships Turin, Italy 3rd4 × 100 m 41.6
1936 Olympics Berlin, Germany 3rd100 m 10.5
1936 Olympics Berlin, Germany 3rd200 m 21.3

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Andy Stanfield</span> American athletics competitor (1927–85)

Andrew William Stanfield was an American sprinter and Olympic gold and silver medallist.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ralph Metcalfe</span> American athlete and politician (1910–1978)

Ralph Harold Metcalfe Sr. was an American track and field sprinter and politician. He jointly held the world record in the 100-meter dash and placed second in that event in two Olympics, first to Eddie Tolan in 1932 at Los Angeles and then to Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Metcalfe won four Olympic medals and was regarded as the world's fastest human in 1934 and 1935. He later went into politics in the city of Chicago and served in the United States Congress for four terms in the 1970s as a Democrat from Illinois.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Godfrey Brown (athlete)</span> British sprinter (1915–1995)

Arthur Godfrey Kilner Brown was a British athlete, winner of a gold medal in the 4 × 400 m relay at the 1936 Summer Olympics. He later became Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School Worcester, a post which he held from 1950 until his retirement in 1978.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1938 European Athletics Championships</span> International athletics championship event

The 2nd European Athletics Championships was a continental athletics competition for European athletes which was held in two places in 1938. The men's event took place in Paris, France between 3–5 September while the women's events were in Vienna, Austria on 17 and 18 September. A total of 32 events were contested at the two competitions, comprising 23 events for men and 9 for women. This was the first time that events for women were held and the only occasion on which the competition was held in two separate locations.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">United States at the 1936 Summer Olympics</span> Sporting event delegation

The United States competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. The Americans finished second in the medal table behind the hosts. 359 competitors, 313 men and 46 women, took part in 127 events in 21 sports.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Churandy Martina</span> Dutch sprinter (born 1984)

Churandy Thomas Martina is a Dutch sprinter. He originally placed second in the 200 metres at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but was later disqualified due to a lane violation. Martina secured four and two individual top-five finishes at the Summer Olympics and World Athletics Championships respectively. He was the 100 metres 2007 Pan American Games champion representing the Netherlands Antilles and claimed three individual titles at the Central American and Caribbean Games. He won gold medals in the 200 m and 100 m at the 2012 and 2016 European Athletics Championships respectively.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Käthe Krauss</span> German track and field athlete

Katharina "Käthe" Anna Krauß was a German track and field athlete, who won three gold medals at the 1934 Women's World Games in London and a bronze medal in the 100 metres at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, where she was also on the German 4 × 100 m relay team. She won several German championships in various events and 2 silver medals and a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1938 European Athletics Championships in Vienna.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Netherlands at the 1936 Summer Olympics</span> Sporting event delegation

The Netherlands competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 165 competitors, 145 men and 20 women, took part in 75 events in 15 sports.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Chris Berger</span> Dutch sprinter

Christiaan David "Chris" Berger was a Dutch athlete, competing in the sprints.

Sam Stoller was an American athlete who specialized in sprinting and long jumping. He tied the world record in the 60-yard dash in 1936. Stoller is best known for his exclusion from the American 4 × 100 relay team at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. The 2-man substitution triggered widespread speculation that he and Marty Glickman—the only two Jews on the U.S. track team—were excluded because U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Avery Brundage wanted to avoid embarrassing Adolf Hitler by having two Jewish athletes win gold medals. Stoller vowed at the time that he would never run again, but he returned in 1937 to win both the Big Ten Conference and NCAA championships in the 100-yard dash. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1937, Stoller briefly went into a singing and acting career as "Singin' Sammy Stoller."

The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, were held at Olympiastadion on 2 and 3 August. The final was won by American Jesse Owens, and teammate Ralph Metcalfe repeated as silver medalist. Tinus Osendarp of the Netherlands won that nation's first medal in the men's 100 metres, a bronze.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres</span> Olympic athletics event

The men's 200 metres sprint event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place between August 4 and August 5. There were 44 athletes from 22 nations competing. The maximum number of athletes per nation had been set at 3 since the 1930 Olympic Congress. The final was won by African American Jesse Owens, with silver going to Mack Robinson. Owens thus reached 3 gold medals in 1936, with the sprint relay still to come. The Netherlands earned its first medal in the men's 200 metres with Tinus Osendarp's bronze.

The men's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place on August 9. The United States team of Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper and Frank Wykoff won in a world record time of 39.8.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jamile Samuel</span> Dutch sprinter

Jamile Samuel is a Dutch athlete sprinter, who specialises in the 100 and 200 metres. She won three bronze medals at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, thus establishing herself as the third-fastest female runner under the age of 20 in the world. She won a gold medal with the Dutch women's 4 × 100 m relay team at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Dafne Schippers</span> Dutch track and field athlete

Dafne Schippers is a Dutch retired track and field athlete who competed in sprinting and the combined events. She holds the European record in the 200 metres with a time of 21.63 seconds, making her the sixth-fastest woman of all time at this distance. She also holds the Dutch records in the 100 metres and long jump, and shares the Dutch records in the 60 metres indoor and 4 × 100 metres relay.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Wilma van den Berg</span> Dutch sprinter (born 1947)

Wilhelmina Catharina Maria Martina "Wilma" van Gool is a Dutch former sprinter, two-time Olympian, silver medalist in the European Championships and Universiade, Dutch national champion, and 1969 Dutch Female Athlete of the Year.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Marie Dollinger</span> German track and field athlete

Maria "Marie" Dollinger-Hendrix was a German track and field athlete who competed in sprinting events and the 800 metres. She represented Germany at three consecutive Olympic Games: 1928, 1932 and 1936.

József Sir was a Hungarian sprinter. He won three medals at the 1934 European Championships and was a four-time International University Games gold medallist.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shericka Jackson</span> Jamaican sprinter

Shericka Jackson is a Jamaican sprinter competing in the 100 m, 200 m, and 400 metres. In the 100 m, she’s the fifth fastest woman of all time, while in the 200 m, she’s the fastest woman alive and second fastest woman in history.

Alfred König, also known as Ali Ferit Gören and Alfred Göring, was an Austrian-Turkish Olympic sprinter. He was Austrian national champion in the 200m juniors in 1932, the 400m in 1936, the 4x100m relay in 1937, and the 4x400m relay in 1934 and 1937. At the 1935 Maccabiah Games in Mandatory Palestine, he won a gold medal in the 200m, was part of the gold medal winning 4x400m relay, won a silver medal in the 400m, and won a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay. He competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.


  1. 1 2 3 Tinus Osendarp. Sports-Reference.com
  2. Algemeen Handelsblad 6 August 1936
  3. G. E. Murray (2003) The Nazi Olympics: New Perspectives: Sport, Politics and Appeasement in the 1930s (Sport and Society), Univ of Illinois Press, p. 221, ISBN   0252028155
  4. David Clay Large (2007) Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936, W. W. Norton & Company, p. 238, ISBN   0-393-05884-0
First Sauer Cup
Succeeded by