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Stephan van den Berg

Full name: Stephan van den Berg
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 20, 1962 in Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As a teenager, Stephan van den Berg was gripped by the wind surfing craze. His hero was the legendary American Robbie Nash, who became World Champion in the sport aged only 13. In 1980, Van den Berg became World Champion himself, retaining the title until 1983. With these credentials, he was considered the top favorite for the inaugural wind surfing event at the 1984 Olympics. Although the relatively heavy Van den Berg struggled with the light winds, he managed to finish in the top four in all but one of his races, securing his country's first sailing gold since 1936. Following this success, he turned pro, but returned in 1991 to compete at the 1992 Games. He qualified for Barcelona, where he finished 7th.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Sailing Men's Windsurfer Netherlands NED 1 Gold
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Men's Windsurfer Netherlands NED 7

Men's Windsurfer

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank NP TP PTS T
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Sailing Netherlands Final Standings 1 27.7 44.7
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Sailing Netherlands Race One 4 8.0
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Sailing Netherlands Race Two 2 3.0
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Sailing Netherlands Race Three 1 .0 1-49:15
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Sailing Netherlands Race Four 11 17.0
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Sailing Netherlands Race Five 4 8.0
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Sailing Netherlands Race Six 2 3.0 1-17:30
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Sailing Netherlands Race Seven 3 5.7 1-17:20
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Final Standings 7 117.7 168.7
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Race One 7 13.0
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Race Two 14 20.0
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Race Three 13 19.0
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Race Four AC PMS 51.0
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Race Five 12 18.0
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Race Six 11 17.0
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Race Seven 3 5.7
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Race Eight 1 0.0
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Race Nine 1 0.0
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Sailing Netherlands Race Ten 19 25.0
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