Belgium at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Belgium at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  BEL
NOC Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee
Website www.olympic.be (Dutch) (French)
At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 88
Medals
Rank: 10
Gold
1
Silver
5
Bronze
2
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
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1906

Belgium competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England. It was the second appearance of the European nation, which had previously competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Van Asbroeck, PaulPaul Van Asbroeck Shooting Men's 50 yd free pistol July 10
 Silver De Somville, OscarOscar De Somville, Marcel Morimont, Georges Mys,
Rémy Orban, Rodolphe Poma, Oscar Taelman,
Alfred van Landeghem, Polydore Veirman, François Vergucht
Rowing Men's eight July 31
 Silver Huybrechts, LéonLéon Huybrechts, Louis Huybrechts,
Henri Weewauters
Sailing 6 m class July 29
 Silver Storms, RéginaldRéginald Storms Shooting Men's 50 yd free pistol July 10
 Silver Englebert, RenéRené Englebert, Charles Paumier du Verger,
Réginald Storms, Paul Van Asbroeck
Shooting Men's 50 yd free pistol, team July 11
 Silver men's national water polo team, BelgiumBelgium men's national water polo team
Victor Boin   Herman Meyboom
Herman Donners   Albert Michant
Fernand Feyaerts   Joseph Pletinckx
Oscar Grégoire
Water polo July 22
 Bronze Werbrouck, JosephJoseph Werbrouck Cycling Men's 20 km July 14
 Bronze Anspach, PaulPaul Anspach, Désiré Beaurain,
Ferdinand Feyerick, François Rom
Fencing Men's team épée July 24

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Event Place Athlete Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 100 metres Heats Victor Jacquemin 11.5 seconds
2nd, heat 6
Did not advance
Jean Konings 11.6 seconds
2nd, heat 4
Men's 200 metres Heats Fernand Halbart Unknown
5th, heat 10
Did not advance
Men's 400 metres Victor Jacquemin Did not finish
—, heat 10
Men's 1500 metres Semi-
finalist
François Delloye None held Unknown
5th, semifinal 8
Did not advance
Men's 110 metre hurdles Semi-
finalist
Fernand Halbart Walkover
1st, heat 8
Did not start
—, semifinal 4
Did not advance
Men's marathon François Celis None held Did not finish
Event Place Athlete Height/
Distance
Men's high jump 16th Léon Dupont 1.67 metres
Men's standing long jump 8-25 Léon Dupont Unknown
Men's standing high jump 8th Léon Dupont 1.42 metres

Cycling[edit]

Belgium's best cycling result was a bronze medal won in the 20 kilometres

Event Place Cyclist Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 660 yards Semi-
finalist
Lucien Renard 55.2 seconds
1st, heat 14
Unknown
2nd, semifinal 4
Did not advance
Heats Jean Patou Unknown
2nd, heat 4
Did not advance
Joseph Werbrouck Unknown
2nd, heat 8
Léon Couckelberg Unknown
2nd, heat 15
Jean van Benthem Unknown
3rd, heat 12
Men's 5000 metres Semi-
finalist
Guillaume Coeckelberg None held Unknown
4-7, semifinal 7
Did not advance
Men's 20 kilometres 3rd Joseph Werbrouck None held 33:21.4
3rd, semifinal 1
Unknown
Semi-
finalist
Jean van Benthem Unknown
7-9, semifinal 2
Did not advance
Léon Couckelberg Disqualified
—, semifinal 6
Men's 100 kilometres 9-17 Guillaume Coeckelberg None held Unknown
7-9, semifinal 2
Did not finish
Men's tandem Semi-
finalist
Léon Coeckelberg
Jean Patou
2:25.0
1st, heat 4
Unknown
4th, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Men's team pursuit Unknown Did not start
—, heat 1
Did not advance

Diving[edit]

Event Place Diver Preliminary
groups
Semi-
finals
Final
Men's 10 metre platform Joseph Huketick Did not finish
—, group 2
Did not advance

Fencing[edit]

Event Place Fencer First
round
Second
round
Semi-
final
Final
Men's épée 5th Paul Anspach 5-2 (2nd in H) 3-1 (1st in 7) 5-2 (1st in 2) 2-5
Semi-
finalist
Gaston Renard 3-2 (2nd in C) 2-2 (2nd in 2) 3-5 (5th in 1) Did not advance
François Rom 4-1 (1st in F) 3-1 (1st in 6) 3-5 (5th in 1)
Fernand Bosmans 4-3 (3rd in G) 4-2 (2nd in 6) 4-7 (8th in 1)
Pierre le Blon 3-2 (2nd in K) 4-1 (1st in 1) 2-6 (8th in 2)
Second
round
Marcel Van Langenhove 2-2 (2nd in M) 2-3 (3rd in 6) Did not advance
Fernand de Montigny 5-3 (2nd in E) 2-2 (3rd in 7)
François Stuyck 5-1 (1st in L) 1-3 (4th in 1)
First
round
André Sarens 3-6 (7th in D) Did not advance
Men's sabre Semi-
finalist
Joseph Van der Voodt 2-2 (2nd in B) 3-1 (1st in 3) 1-6 (7th in 2) Did not advance
Second
round
Étienne Grade 3-2 (2nd in C) 2-2 (3rd in 1) Did not advance
Paul Anspach 5-2 (2nd in J) 0-4 (5th in 5)
First
round
Antoine Van Tomme 2-2 (4th in F) Did not advance
André du Bosch 2-3 (4th in I)
Henri Six 1-4 (5th in A)
Alexis Simonson 2-3 (5th in L)
Event Place Fencers Play-in
match
First
round
Semi-
finals
Final Repechage Silver
medal match
Men's team épée 3rd Paul Anspach (all)
Désiré Beaurain (1st, sf, f)
Ferdinand Feyerick (sf, f, sm)
François Rom (sf, f, sm)
Fernand de Montigny (1st)[1]
Victor Willems (1st)[1]
Fernand Bosmans (sm)[1]
Bye Defeated Sweden
11-6
Advanced to
semifinals
Defeated Italy
9-8
Advanced to
final
Lost to France
9-7
Relegated to
silver medal match
Bye Lost to Great Britain
9-5
Won
bronze medal
Men's team sabre 6th André du Bosch
Etienne Grade
Antoine van Tomme
Joseph van der Voodt
Not held Lost to France
10-6
Out
6th place
Did not advance Not relegated

Gymnastics[edit]

Event Place Gymnast Score
Men's all-around Unknown Antoine de Buck Unknown
Jean van Guysse Unknown

Rowing[edit]

Event Place Rowers First
round
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Men's single sculls 5th Joseph Hermans Bye Unknown
2nd, quarterfinal 4
Did not advance
Men's coxed eights 2nd Oscar Taelman, Marcel Morimont, Rémy Orban,
Georges Mijs, François Vergucht, Polydore Veirman,
Oscar de Somville, Rodolphe Poma, Alfred van Landeghem
None held Bye 8.22
1st, semifinal 2
Unknown

Sailing[edit]

Class Place Boat Sailors
6 metre 2nd Zut Léon Huybrechts, Louis Huybrechts, Henri Weewauters

Shooting[edit]

Event Place Shooter Score
Men's 300 metre free rifle 35th Ernest Ista 701
36th Fernand Rey 698
Men's team free rifle 5th Paul van Asbroeck
Joseph Geens
Ernest Ista
Edouard Poty
Henri Sauveur
Charles Paumier du Verger
4509
Men's individual pistol 1st Paul van Asbroeck 490
2nd Réginald Storms 487
15th René Englebert 441
37th Jacques Pinchart 372
Men's team pistol 2nd Paul van Asbroeck
René Englebert
Réginald Storms
Charles Paumier du Verger
1863

Swimming[edit]

Event Place Swimmer Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 100 metre freestyle Heats André Duprez 1:18.0
2nd, heat 9
Did not advance
Herman Meyboom Unknown
3-6, heat 1
Victor Boin Unknown
3-4, heat 4
Fernand Feyaerts Unknown
3-4, heat 6
Men's 100 metre backstroke Oscar Grégoire Did not finish
—, heat 6
Did not advance
Men's 200 metre breaststroke Semi-
finalist
Félicien Courbet 3:16.4
1st, heat 7
Unknown
4th, heat 2
Did not advance
Heats Pierre Strauwen Unknown
4th, heat 3
Did not advance

Water polo[edit]

Event Place Water poloists Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Men's water polo 2nd Victor Boin, Herman Donners, Fernand Feyaerts, Oscar Grégoire,
Herman Meyboom, Albert Michant, Joseph Pletinckx
Defeated Netherlands
8-1
Defeated Sweden
8-4
Lost to Great Britain
9-2

Wrestling[edit]

Event Place Wrestler Round
of 32
Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Greco-Roman lightweight 17th Lucien Hansen Lost to
Lindén
Did not advance
Fernand Steens Lost to
Carlsen
Greco-Roman light heavyweight 5th Marcel Dubois Defeated
Foskett
Defeated
Brown
Lost to
Saarela
Did not advance
9th August Meesen Bye Lost to
Banbrook
Did not advance
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Denmark 0 1 .000
Finland 0 2 .000
Great Britain 2 1 .667
Total 2 4 .333

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c This fencer competed in the team event, but is not listed in the IOC medallist database.

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Top London 1908 Olympians". Herman's Full Olympians. Archived from the original on 12 July 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2006.