Stephan van den Berg

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Stephan van den Berg
Stephan van den Berg 1985.jpg
Stephan van den Berg in 1985
Personal information
Born (1962-02-20) February 20, 1962 (age 53)
Hoorn
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Class(es) Windglider
Lechner A-390
Updated on 19 February 2014.

Stephan van den Berg (born 20 February 1962) is a retired windsurfer from the Netherlands.[1] He was a reigning world champion between 1980 and 1983 and during 1984 Summer Olympics, Long beach, California won the first Olympic Gold medal[2][3][4] in the Men's Windglider for the Netherlands.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] After that he turned professional and therefore missed the 1988 Olympics. He returned to amateurs to compete at the 1992 Olympics,[13][14] Barcelona[15] where he finished in seventh place in the Men's Lechner A-390.[16]

Professional life[17][edit]

Stephan van den Berg is, with his brothers, owner of VANDENBERG Surf. With outlets in Hoorn and Zandvoort it is specialized in the popular sports like:

Further reading[edit]

1984 Olympics (Long Beach)  United States (USA)[edit]

1992 Olympics (Barcelona)  Spain (ESP)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephan van den Berg Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympic Sports. Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "VANDENBERG Surf". Hoorn: www.vandenbergsurf.nl. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Oranje équipe met 207 personen op de Zomerspelen". Dagblad De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 11 July 1984. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Toppers bijeen in Hyeres Olympisch zeilexamen". Dagblad De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 19 April 1984. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Norris McWhirter (1993). The Guinness Book of Records 1993. Bantam Books. ISBN 0-553-56257-6. 
  6. ^ "Aspiraties". Dagblad De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 30 April 1984. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Verwachtingen voor Los Angeles hoog gespannen Gouden kansen voor olympische zeilptoeg". Dagblad De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 28 July 1984. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Zeilcoach rekent op een medaille". Dagblad De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 31 July 1984. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Zeilers smeken om meer wind". Dagblad De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 3 August 1984. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Zeilers verspelen kansen op medaille Tijdperk 'Vliegende Hollanders' voorbij". Dagblad De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 8 August 1984. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "LOS ANGELES’84 23ste Olympische Zomerspelen Goud voor Stephan". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 9 August 1984. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Surfgoud kan impuls geven Watersport wacht op frisse wind". Dagblad De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 11 August 1984. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Twentse surfster redt eer zeilvloot". Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). 3 April 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "WAARDIG AFSCHEID VAN ZEILPLOEG". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 4 April 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Veertien zeilers naar Barcelona". Limburgsch dagblad (in Dutch). 1 June 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Zeilers aan alle kanten voorbijgevarer". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 30 July 1992. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "1984 Summer Olympics". Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
Awards
Preceded by
Rob Druppers
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1984
Succeeded by
Joop Zoetemelk