Eoin Rheinisch

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Eoin Rheinisch
Personal information
Nickname(s) Rhino
Nationality Irish
Born (1980-02-21) 21 February 1980 (age 37)
Leixlip, Ireland
Country Ireland
Sport Canoe slalom
Event(s) K-1
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals
  • 2004 K-1, 21st
  • 2008 K-1, 4th
  • 2012 K-1, 14th

Eoin Rheinisch (born 21 February 1980 in Dublin)[1] is an Irish slalom canoeist and three-time Olympic competitor. From Leixlip, County Kildare, he is also noted for his involvement in Gaelic games, having been appointed in 2009 to assist in physical preparations with the Westmeath senior football team.[2]

Olympic record[edit]

Rheinisch competed at the Summer Olympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

He competed in the 2004 Olympic K-1 event where he finished 21st of 25 overall, exiting the competition after the heats.

He came fourth in the 2008 Olympics K-1 event. His performance in the Olympic Final was the best ever achievement by an Irish competitor in this event. Previously Ian Wiley finished fifth in the same event at the Atlanta Olympics.[3]

Rheinisch competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and qualified for the semifinals of the K-1 event, but failed to make it to the finals after incurring a 50-second penalty for missing an upstream gate. He finished in 14th place.


Irish marathon champion Gary Crossan is his cousin.


  1. ^ "Profile". results.beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 2008-09-10. 
  2. ^ Keys, Colm (16 October 2009). "Carruth and Rheinisch boost Westmeath". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Eoin Rheinisch". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 23 October 2009.