Jan Wienese

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Jan Wienese
Jan Wienese 1967.jpg
Wienese in 1967
Personal information
Full name Henri Jan Wienese
Born (1942-06-04) 4 June 1942 (age 75)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Sport Rowing
Club De Amstel, Amsterdam

Henri Jan Wienese (born 4 June 1942) is a former Dutch competition rower. He won the gold medal in single sculls at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City,[1] the only gold medal ever for the Netherlands in this event.[2] He also won two European bronze medals in single sculls in 1965 and 1967, as well as a silver at the 1966 World Rowing Championships.[3]

Through his sister Jetty Baars-Wienese, a former Dutch tennis champion, Wienese is the great-uncle of French NBA basketball player of the San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Jan Wienese". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-12-16. 
  2. ^ "Jan Wienese". sport.nl (in Dutch). National Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2007-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften. Einer – Herren" [Rowing – World Championships. One – Men]. Sport-Komplett.de (in German). Archived from the original on 2015-06-23. 
  4. ^ Smeets, Mart (September 26, 2015). "Als Tony mist, gaan 'les Bleus' de mist in" (in Dutch). Trouw. Retrieved September 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ Verseput, Steven (June 19, 2013). "Franse ster met Nederlands bloed". NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved September 2, 2016. 

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