Richard Schuil

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Richard Schuil
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Medal record
Representing the  Netherlands
Men's volleyball
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team indoor
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Netherlands Team indoor
Men's beach volleyball
European Beach Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Hamburg Beach outdoor
Silver medal – second place 2007 Valencia Beach outdoor

Richard Schuil (born 2 May 1973) is a beach volleyball player from the Netherlands.

Schuil was born in Leeuwarden, Friesland. A former volleyball player, he represented his native country in three consecutive Summer Olympics in volleyball, starting in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. There he won the gold medal with the Dutch Men's National Team by defeating archrivals Italy in the final (3-2).

After the 2004 Summer Olympics he teamed with Reinder Nummerdor for a career in beach volleyball.[1] The two won their first FIVB World Tour gold medal in 2007 at Valencia, Spain. To date they have won six gold medals. They have also appeared at two Olympic games.


Schuil married on 6 June 2009 the Dutch volleyball player Elke Wijnhoven. In March 2012, their daughter Lisa was born.

Individual awards[edit]


Preceded by
 Harley Marques (BRA)
Men's FIVB Beach World Tour "Most Outstanding"
Succeeded by
 Phil Dalhausser (USA)