Rob Barel

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Rob Barel
Medal record
Representing the  Netherlands
Men's Triathlon
ITU Triathlon World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Huntsville Elite
ITU Long Distance World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Nice Elite
Silver medal – second place 1997 Nice Elite
Silver medal – second place 1998 Sado Island Elite
ETU Triathlon European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Immenstadt Elite
Gold medal – first place 1986 Marseille Elite
Gold medal – first place 1987 Milton Keynes Elite
Silver medal – second place 1989 Cascais Elite
Silver medal – second place 1990 Linz Elite
Silver medal – second place 1991 Geneva Elite
ETU Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Nove Mesto Elite
Silver medal – second place 1991 Trier Elite
ETU Long Distance Triathlon European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1985 Almere Elite
Silver medal – second place 1987 Joroinen Elite
Silver medal – second place 1993 Embrun Elite
ETU Cross Triathlon European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Ameland Elite

Robert ("Rob") Alexander Barel (born 23 December 1957 in Amsterdam) is an athlete from the Netherlands. He competes in triathlon.

Career[edit]

Originally a swimmer, Barel competed and won his first triathlon in 1982 (Amsterdam). Won the very first ETU European Championships in 1985 (Immenstadt). Competed in the first ITU Word Championships in 1989 (Avignon, 5th place). Won the first ITU Long Distance Championships in 1994 (Nice). Competed in the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He took forty-third place with a total time of 1:55:36.69 at the age of 42.

Titles[edit]

  • World Champion Long Distance triathlon: 1994
  • European Champion Middle Distance triathlon EK: 1986, 1988, 1994
  • European Champion Olympic distance triathlon: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
  • National Champion Olympic distance triathlon: 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1998
  • National Champion duatlon: 1993, 1994, 1997
  • National Champion cross triathlon: 2005, 2008
  • European Champion cross triathlon: 2008
  • National Champion Mountainbike Masters2: 2005, 2006, 2007

Major achievements[edit]

Year Pst. Tournament Venue
1984 3rd National Championship Long Distance Almere, Netherlands
1985 2nd European Championships Long Distance Almere, Netherlands
1987 2nd European Championships Long Distance Joroinen, Finland
1988 1st European Championships Olympic Distance Venice, Italy
1989 5th World Championship Olympic Distance Avignon, France
1989 2nd European Championships Olympic Distance Cascais, Portugal
1990 5th World Championship Olympic Distance Orlando, Florida, United States
1990 2nd European Championships Olympic Distance Linz, Austria
1991 2nd European Championships Olympic Distance Geneva, Switzerland
1992 2nd National Championship duatlon Den Dungen, Netherlands
1992 3rd World Championship Olympic Distance Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
1993 2nd European Championships Long Distance Embrun, France
1995 3rd National Championship Long Distance Almere, Netherlands
1996 3rd European Championships duatlon Mafra, Portugal
1997 2nd Long Distance World Championships Nice, France
1997 3rd National Championship Olympic Distance Roermond, Netherlands
1998 2nd World Long Distance Sado Island, Japan
2000 43rd Olympic Games Sydney, Australia
2003 2nd National Championship Middle Distance Nieuwkoop, Netherlands
2004 3rd National Championship Middle Distance Nieuwkoop, Netherlands
2008 2nd Masters 2 National Championship Mountainbike Oss, Netherlands

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