André Nelis

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André Nelis

André Nelis (29 October 1935 – 9 December 2012)[1] was a sailor and Olympian. He was born in Borgerhout, Belgium. He sailed in the Finn dinghy class, and won a silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and bronze at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[2] Competing in the Finn Gold Cup, Nelis won in 1956 and 1961; finished second in 1958, 1959, and 1960; and came third in 1957 and 1962.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "André Nelis est décédé" (in French). Dans Nospensées. December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  2. ^ "André Nelis". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "History of the Finn Gold Cup 1956 to 1959". International Finn Association. Archived from the original on 9 July 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "History of the Finn Gold Cup 1960 to 1969". International Finn Association. Archived from the original on 9 July 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2010.