Thomas Keller Medal

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The Thomas Keller Medal is given by the International Rowing Federation (FISA) for an outstanding international career in the sport of rowing. It is the highest honor in rowing and is awarded to any athlete within five years of his/her retirement from the sport. It recognizes an exceptional rowing career as well as exemplary sportsmanship.

It is named after Thomas Keller who was the president of FISA from 1958 until his death in 1989.

Past recipients[edit]

Year Winner Country Profile
1990 Alf Hansen NOR [1]
1991 Thomas Greiner GER [2]
1994 Yuri Pimenov RUS [3]
1996 Francesco Esposito ITA [4]
Nikolai Pimenov RUS [5]
Rolf Thorsen NOR [6]
1997 Giuseppe Abbagnale ITA [7]
Carmine Abbagnale ITA [8]
Jana Sorgers GER [9]
Thomas Lange GER [10]
1998 Kerstin Köppen GER [11]
Roland Baar GER [12]
1999 Silken Laumann CAN [13]
Kathleen Heddle CAN [14]
2001 Steve Redgrave GBR [15]
2002 Marnie McBean CAN [16]
2003 Peter Antonie AUS [17]
2004 Nico Rienks NED [18]
2005 Matthew Pinsent GBR [19]
2006 Agostino Abbagnale ITA [20]
2007 Mike McKay AUS [21]
2008 Elisabeta Lipă ROM [22]
2009 Kathrin Boron GER [23]
2010 James Tomkins AUS

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2011 Jüri Jaanson EST

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2012 Václav Chalupa TCH [26]
2013 Eskild Ebbesen DEN [27]