Eef Kamerbeek

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Eef Kamerbeek
Eef Kamerbeek 1961b.jpg
Eef Kamerbeek in 1961
Personal information
Born 17 March 1934
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Died 26 August 2008 (aged 74)
Waalre, the Netherlands
Sport
Sport Athletics
Club PSV, Eindhoven

Evert "Eef" Kamerbeek (17 March 1934 – 26 August 2008)[1] was one of the best Dutch decathletes of all time. Between 1954 and 1964, he won 11 national decathlon titles, as well as seven titles in the 110 m hurdles and four titles in the 200 m hurdles, discus throw and javelin throw; he also occasionally commpeted in weight lifting.[2] He missed the 1956 Summer Olympics due to their boycott by the Netherlands; at the 1960 Summer Olympics he finished fifth, while he failed to reach the final at the 1964 Games due to a back injury. At European championships, Kamerbeek finished in sixth and fourth place in 1958 and 1962, respectively.[3]

Kamerbeek was selected as the Dutch Sportsman of the year 1960.[1]

His father Henk was an Olympic hammer thrower and chairman of the athletics section of the Philips Sports Club (PSV). After retiring from competitions, Evert worked for Philips in various functions and succeeded his father as chairman of the athletics section of PSV.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Atleet Eef Kamerbeek overleden. deondernemer.nl. 26 August 2008
  2. ^ Eef Kamerbeek als gewichtheffer. Eef in aktie. Dutch National Archive
  3. ^ a b Eef Kamerbeek Archived 22 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com