Peter van Roye

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Peter van Roye (born May 30, 1950 in Lingen (Ems) ) is a former German rower .

He is a bronze medalist at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal . Together with his partner Thomas Strauss he started in two without a helmsman and the German boat only had to leave the boats from the GDR with Bernd and Jörg Landvoigt and the USA with Calvin Coffey and Michael Stains in front of it. In addition to his Olympic success, Peter van Roye also took third place at the 1974 World Championships in a four-man without a helmsman in Lucerne on the Rotsee together with Klaus Jäger , Bernd Truschinski and Reinhard Wendemuth . Peter van Roye is married with two children and worked until his retirement as a teacher for geography and sports at the Gymnasium Bersenbrück, where he also ran the rowing club. Before that he worked as a teacher at the fishing school in Osnabrück.

For winning the bronze medal in 1976, he received the silver laurel leaf from Federal President Walter Scheel .

Individual evidence

  1. Stadt Landshut, Sportchronik 1974–76: … 1976… Reception of the German Olympic team in October with Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in Bonn and award with the silver laurel leaf.

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