Full name: Edgard Gijsen
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: January 29, 1940 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Died: July 31, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Affiliations: Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Edgard Gijsen had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1959 Pan American Games coxless pairs (with the non-Olympian Milton Bruno Meurer), 3rd in the 1963 Pan American Games double sculls (with Francisco Todesco), 1st in the 1971 Pan American Games double sculls (with Harri Klein).