Eugène Van Roosbroeck

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Eugène Van Roosbroeck (13 May 1928 – 28 March 2018) was a Belgian racing cyclist from Noorderwijk (Antwerp province). He won a gold medal in team road race at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, together with Lode Wouters and Leon De Lathouwer.[1][2]

Eugène Van Roosbroeck
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Personal information
Born(1928-05-13)13 May 1928
Noorderwijk, Belgium
Died28 March 2018(2018-03-28) (aged 89)
Noorderwijk, Belgium
Medal record
Representing  BEL
Men's cycling
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place London 1948 Team road race

After that Olympic race, the Belgian cyclists were not aware that there was a team competition, and returned to Belgium, missing the medal ceremony. Many years later, Van Roosbroeck heard that André Nelis was given a copy of his lost medal, and requested the Belgian Olympic Committee to get the medal that he never received, and was given one in 2010.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eugène Van Roosbroeck". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Belgische goudenmedaillewinnaar van Spelen 1948 overleden" [Belgian golden medal winner of Games 1948 passed away]. Sporza (in Dutch). 29 March 2018. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Eugeen Van Roosbroeck krijgt na 62 jaar zijn gouden medaille" [Eugeen Van Roosbroeck gets his golden medal after 62 years]. De Morgen (in Dutch). 4 June 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

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