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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


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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