Geert Cirkel

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Geert Cirkel (born 20 October 1978 in Dordrecht) is a rower from the Netherlands.[1]

Cirkel started rowing in 1994. He mainly rows in the fours and occasionally participates in the quadruple sculls.[1] In the quadruple sculls he won a silver medal at the 2001 World Championships in Luzern. In 2003 he quit rowing competitively, but after a two-year stop he returned to the sport in 2005, starting in the fours.[1] In the Luzern World Cup he and his team mates finished in second position and they got the same result and a silver medal at the World Championships in Gifu.[1] In 2006 he got a second place in Luzern and a third place in Munich during World Cups as well as a bronze medal at the World Championships in Eton.[1]

After two silver medals at the Linz and Amsterdam World Cups in 2007 he added a gold in Luzern. At the World Championships that year in Munich he won another bronze medal.[1] With a World Cup win in Poznań and a second place in Luzern in 2008, Cirkel, alongside Jan-Willem Gabriëls, Matthijs Vellenga and Gijs Vermeulen qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in the fours.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Athlete biography: Geert Cirkel,, ret: Aug 06, 2008