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René Vingerhoet

Full name: René Vingerhoet
Nickname(s): Le prince de l'aviron
Gender: Male
Born: August 27, 1912 in Saint-Gilles, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Died: September 3, 2008 in Ittre, Brabant Wallon, Belgium
Affiliations: RNV, Bruxelles (BEL)
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Rowing

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Starting out as a water polo player, René Vingerhoet switched to rowing as a teenager and stayed with the sport the rest of his life. He competed in the 1935 European Championships and 1936 Olympics, but had a much longer career as a rowing coach. The Belgian national team coach at the 1968 Olympics, he later individually coached numerous rowers, including three time Olympian Claude Dehombreux. He also co-founded the Brugse Trim en Roeivereniging (Bruges), which produced Olympic medallist Ann Haesebrouck.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Belgium BEL 4 h3 r2/3

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Heat Three 8:27.4
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Rowing Belgium BEL Round One Heat Three 7:08.5
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