Hannes de Boer

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Hannes de Boer (December 2, 1899 – April 2, 1982) was a Dutch long jumper. He took part in the Olympic Games of 1924 and 1928. He finished in sixth place in 1928, jumping a distance of 6.32m.

De Boer won six Dutch national titles in the long jump and set six Dutch records. The longest jump, 7.37m reached in 1928, would only be broken in 1951.[1]

De Boer was also a member of the Dutch 4 x 100 metres relay team that set a national record in 1926. This record was broken in 1934 by a relay team that included Chris Berger and Tinus Osendarp.

De Boer was born in Hollum, on the West Frisian island of Ameland. He worked as an office clerk, but later became a cameraman for Dutch cinema newsreels. He died in Rijswijk, near The Hague, in 1982.

Honours[edit]

  • Dutch national long jump title: 6
1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930

Dutch national records[edit]

Event Distance Date Location
Long jump 7.04m July 27, 1924 Dordrecht
Long jump 7.18m July 19, 1925 Haarlem
Long jump 7.215m August 8, 1926 Haarlem
Long jump 7.30m August 7, 1927 Haarlem
Long jump 7.32m August 30, 1931 Rijswijk
Long jump 7.37m * July 6, 1928 London

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This was not De Boer's last record though. The 7.37m was set at an event in London on June 6, 1928, but it was only recognized in 1932, when the Royal Netherlands Athletics Union decided to recognize achievements set abroad as records. See also #Dutch national records.