Aurel Vernescu

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Aurel Vernescu
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Personal information
Born 23 January 1939
Bucharest, Romania
Died 1 December 2008 (aged 69)
Bucharest, Romania
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoe sprint
Club Dinamo Bucureşti

Aurel Vernescu (23 January 1939 – 1 December 2008) was a Romanian sprint canoeist. He competed at the 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and won three medals with a silver in 1972 in the K-4 1000 m and two bronze medals in 1964 in the K-1 1000 m and K-4 1000 m events. He served as a flag bearer for Romania at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics.[1][2]

Vernescu also won eleven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with four golds (K-1 500 m: 1963, 1966; K-1 4×500 m: 1963, K-2 500 m: 1966), five silvers (K-1 1000 m: 1963, K-1 4×500 m: 1970, 1971, K-2 500 m: 1966, 1970; K-2 1000 m: 1966), and one bronze (K-1 4×500 m: 1966).[1]

Vernescu took up kayaking aged 13 and in total won 42 national titles. He retired from competitions in 1972 to become a kayaking coach and administrator.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aurel Vernescu. Sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Romania. Sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Aurel Vernescu. Romanian Olympic Committee

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