Bep van Klaveren
Bep van Klaveren at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics
|Full name||Lambertus van Klaveren|
|Nickname(s)||The Dutch Windmill|
26 September 1907|
|Died||12 February 1992
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||57 kilograms (126 lb)|
Lambertus "Bep" van Klaveren (26 September 1907 – 12 February 1992) was a Dutch boxer, who won the gold medal in the featherweight division at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Born in Rotterdam as Lambertus Steenhorst, he adopted the name of his stepfather Pieter van Klaveren when he was eight. His nickname was The Dutch Windmill.
- 1st round bye
- Defeated Juan Muñoz (Spain) PTS
- Defeated Frederick Perry (Great Britain) PTS
- Defeated Harry Devine (United States) PTS
- Defeated Victor Peralta (Argentina) PTS
In 1931 he became European champion in the lightweight division and in 1938 he won the same title in the middleweight division. Van Klaveren contested his last match at age 48, on 19 March 1956. His younger brother Piet competed as a boxer for The Netherlands at the 1952 Summer Olympics.
In 1992, a memorial statue was dedicated for van Klaveren in Rotterdam, which was designed by Dutch sculptor Willem Verbon. To this day, van Klaveren remains the only Dutchman to have ever won an Olympic Gold Medal in boxing.