Full name: René Vingerhoet
Nickname(s): Le prince de l'aviron
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)
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.
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