Today, Google Doodle is celebrating Dutch athlete Jaap Eden’s 150th birthday. We all know who was Jaap Eden. He was one of the greatest athletes in this entire world. He is known as a legend. And today is his 150th birthday. Today is the big day for the residents of the Dutch. The entire Dutch community is celebrating this day. So by looking at that Google Doodle is celebrating this day. Currently, Doodle is not missing any chance to celebrate occasions. For some time, Doodle has been celebrated on many occasions in many different countries. And today to make the people of Dutch happy Doodle has celebrated Jaap Eden’s birthday. To learn everything about Jaap Eden read this entire article.
Jaap Eden was the world’s most famous Dutch athlete. He was born on 19th October 1873 in Groningen, Netherlands. In this entire world, he is the only athlete who won the world championships in both bicycle racing and speed skating. His real name was Jacobus Johannes “Jaap” Eden. He is remembered as the world’s most famous and talented athlete. He was born to Johannes Eden and Maria Baale. His mother passed away of complications from his birth. His father was a gymnastics teacher.
Jaap Eden’s father was not able to take care of him alone so his father sent him to his grandparents who used to run a hotel near Santpoort. He used to love skating in winter. He used to do speed skating techniques which were noticed by the Dutch skater at that time, Klaas Pander. Klaas noticed him and invited Eden to join the training. At that time Eden was just 15 years old. When he was 17 years old he was officially allowed to compete in the world championships by the Dutch Federation. He was a married person. He was married to Louise Elisabeth Prinsen, they both got married in 1914.
Jaap Eden died on 2nd February 1925 in Haarlem, Netherlands. He died at the age of 51. Today is his 150th birthday. People always remember him as a legend and even after his death people still celebrate his birthday. So by focusing on that Google Doodle has come in front and today Doodle is celebrating Jaap Eden’s 150th birthday. People are really happy with Doodle. So today all the Dutch athletes are celebrating this day. So many many happy birthdays to the late Jaap Eden.