Rob Druppers

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Rob Druppers
Rob Druppers.jpg
Rob Druppers in 1983
Personal information
Born (1962-04-29) 29 April 1962 (age 58)
Utrecht, the Netherlands
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
SportMiddle-distance running
ClubHercules, Dordrecht

Robertus "Rob" Johannes Druppers (born 29 April 1962) is a former Dutch middle distance runner, who won the silver medal in the 800 m event at the 1983 World Championships. He set a Dutch 800 m record at 1:43.56 in Cologne in 1985, and a 1000 m record of 2:15.23 in his home town Utrecht in the same year. Druppers competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics, where he was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 800 m.[1]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Netherlands
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 5th 800 m 1:47.06
1983 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary semi-final (dnf) 800 m 1:49.28 (heat)
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 800 m 1:44.20
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 4th 800 m 1:45.53
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 1st 800 m 1:48.12
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 8th 800 m 1:48.89
World Championships Rome, Italy heats 800 m 1:50.58
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 800 m 1:49.45
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea quarter-final 800 m 1:46.91
1989 European Indoor Championships Hague, Netherlands 2nd 800 m 1:48.96
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary semi-final 800 m 1:49.70

DNF = did not finish

Personal bests[edit]




  1. ^ Rob Druppers.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Gerard Nijboer
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Stephan van den Berg