Marit van Eupen

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Marit van Eupen
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Medal record
Women's rowing
Representing the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing LW2x
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens LW2x
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Kaizu LW1x
Gold medal – first place 2006 Eton LW1x
Gold medal – first place 2007 Munich LW1x

Marit van Eupen (born 26 September 1969, Arnhem) is a rower from the Netherlands.[1]

Together with Kirsten van der Kolk she participated at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where they finished in sixth position in the lightweight double sculls.[1] Four years later they took part in Athens at the 2004 Summer Olympics where they won the bronze medal.[1] After those Olympics they became World Champion in 2005 (Gifu, 2006 (Eton and 2007 (Munich.[1] In 2008 they became second in the Rowing World Cup meeting in Luzern and they qualified themselves for the 2008 Summer Olympics where they won Olympic Gold.[1]

In 2006 van Eupen received the "Golden Oar" first awarded to Janus Ooms in 1892.[2] Between 2005 and 2008, three years in a row, she was given the Amsterdam Sportswoman of the year award.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Athlete biography: Marit van Eupen". The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Archived from the original on September 2, 2008. Retrieved August 6, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Van Eupen ontvangt prestigieuze en exclusieve Gouden Riem" (in Dutch). NLroei. January 9, 2006.