Bas Verwijlen

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Bas Verwijlen
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Bas Verwijlen in 2012
Personal information
Born (1983-10-01) 1 October 1983 (age 36)
Oss, Netherlands
Height1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
Websitehttp://www.basverwijlen.com/
Sport
Country Netherlands
SportFencing
Weaponépée
Handright-handed
ClubSC Den Bosch
FIE rankingcurrent ranking

Bas Verwijlen (born 1 October 1983 in Oss) is a fencer from the Netherlands.[1]

He started fencing when he was five years old at fencing club Zaal Verwijlen in Oss, owned by his father Roel Verwijlen, who is also the Dutch national coach.[1] Until he was twelve years old, he fenced in two different weapons, but he has since chosen to focus on the épée.[1] He became part of the Dutch national team and took part in the Universiade (17th in Beijing, 2001), Youth Olympics, Dutch national championships, but also European and World Championships.[1] As a junior, he won eleven national titles, he became third at the World Championships under-16 in the United States and represented the Netherlands at every European and World Championship since 1998.[1] He won two World Cups for Juniors, a performance never achieved by another fencer.[1]

It was time for his senior career and also managed to achieve World class performances there. At the 2005 World Championships in Leipzig he won the bronze medal.[1] At the European Championships 2005 in Zalaegerszeg he and his Dutch teammates came sixth in the nations tournament.[1] He reached the final and became second at the 2006 European Championships in Izmir.[1] After the Grand Prix meeting in Stockholm in 2008 he was secure of qualification for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[1] In the preparations for this tournament he won the World Cup meeting in Cali, Colombia in June and he also won the Dutch national title.[1] At the 2008 Summer Olympics he reached the last eight, losing to the eventual gold medalist, Matteo Tagliariol.[2]

At the 2011 European Championships, he finished in 2nd place, a result he repeated at the 2011 World Championships.[3]

He qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing in 13th place, despite a knee injury.[2][3]

Career highlights[edit]

2001[4]
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) World Cup (juniors)
  • 12th, World Nations Championship (juniors), Nîmes
  • 17th, Universiade, Beijing
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (seniors)
  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dutch National Team Championship (seniors), with Siebren Tigchelaar, Allard van Erven and Maarten de Visser
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (juniors and cadets)
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (juniors)
  • Sportsman of the year in Oss
2002[5]
  • 12th, World Nations Championship (juniors), Lisbon
  • 18th, European Championship (juniors), Moscow
  • 9th, European Nations Championship (juniors), Moscow
  • 17th, World Championship (juniors), Antalya
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Team Championship (seniors), with Alexander Bloks, Allard van Erven and Siebren Tigchelaar
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (juniors)
2003[6]
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) World Cup (juniors)
  • 9th, European Nations Championship (seniors), Bourges
  • 9th, World Championship (juniors), Italy
  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (seniors)
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Team Championship (seniors), with Rick van de Goor, Allard van Erven and Siebren Tigchelaar
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (juniors)
  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (foil, juniors)
  • Sports team of the year in Oss
2004[7]
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (seniors)
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Team Championship (seniors), with Alexander Bloks, Rick van de Goor and Siebren Tigchelaar
  • 9th, World Cup (seniors), Kuwait
  • 7th, World Cup (seniors), Doha
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Willem II Tournament (seniors), Tilburg
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch Open (seniors), Oss
2005[8]
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch Open (seniors), Oss
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Flemish Open (seniors), Ghent
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) World Championship (seniors), Leipzig
  • 6th, European Nations Championship (seniors), Zalaegerszeg
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (seniors)
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Team Championship (seniors), with Alexander Bloks, Rick van de Goor and Siebren Tigchelaar
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) World Cup (seniors), Tallinn
  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) World Cup (seniors), Vancouver
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) World Cup (seniors), Tehran
2006[9]
  • 8th, European Championship (seniors), Izmir
  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) World Cup (seniors), Tehran
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Team Championship (seniors), with Alexander Bloks, Rick van de Goor and Siebren Tigchelaar
  • 6th, Grand Prix (seniors), San Juan
  • 9th, World Cup (seniors), Tehran
  • 9th, World Cup (seniors), Lisbon
  • 9th, World Cup (seniors), Tallinn
  • 10th, World Cup (seniors), Poitiers
2007[10]
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Mercury Cup (seniors), New York City
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Dutch Open (seniors), Oss
  • 5th, World Cup (seniors), Sydney
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Grand Prix (seniors), Paris
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (seniors)
  • 6th, Grand Prix (seniors), Stockholm
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) World Cup (seniors), Legnano
  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) World Cup (seniors), Kish Island
2008[11]
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) World Cup (seniors), Cali
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Team Championship (seniors), with Alexander Bloks, Rick van de Goor and Siebren Tigchelaar
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Championship (seniors)
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) VOC-Cup (seniors), Hoorn
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Dutch National Military Championship (seniors)
  • 6th, Grand Prix (seniors), Stockholm
  • 5th, World Cup (seniors), Bern
  • 5th, World Cup (seniors), Lisbon
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Grand Prix (seniors), Kuwait
  • 9th, World Cup (seniors), Kish Island

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Biografie: Bas Verwijlen[permanent dead link], basverwijlen.com, ret: Aug 07, 2008
  2. ^ a b "Bas Verwijlen Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
  3. ^ a b "VERWIJLEN BAS at FIE.org" (PDF). www.fie.org. FIE. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  4. ^ Bas Verwijlen Palmares 2001[permanent dead link], basverwijlen.com
  5. ^ Bas Verwijlen Palmares 2002[permanent dead link], basverwijlen.com
  6. ^ Bas Verwijlen Palmares 2003[permanent dead link], basverwijlen.com
  7. ^ Bas Verwijlen Palmares 2004[permanent dead link], basverwijlen.com
  8. ^ Bas Verwijlen Palmares 2005[permanent dead link], basverwijlen.com
  9. ^ Bas Verwijlen Palmares 2006[permanent dead link], basverwijlen.com
  10. ^ Bas Verwijlen Palmares 2007[permanent dead link], basverwijlen.com
  11. ^ Bas Verwijlen Palmares 2008[permanent dead link], basverwijlen.com