Helen Tanger

Helen Tanger (born 22 August 1978 in Hardenberg) is a rower from the Netherlands.[1]

Helen Tanger
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Medal record
Women's rowing
Representing the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Women's eight
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Women's eight

Early life and educationEdit

Tanger is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York, earning her degree in 2001.[2]

Athletic careerEdit

Tanger took part in the World Championships of 2003 in Milan winning the silver medal in the four. With the Dutch eights she qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and she and her team mates rowed to the bronze medal.[1] They won another bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships in Gifu. A short trip to the double sculls in 2005 left her at the fifth position at the 2006 World Championships in Eton.[1]

In 2008, she returned to the eights and she qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing forming a team with Femke Dekker, Annemiek de Haan, Roline Repelaer van Driel, Nienke Kingma, Sarah Siegelaar, Marlies Smulders, Annemarieke van Rumpt and cox Ester Workel.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Athlete biography: Helen Tanger, beijing2008.cn, ret: 14 August 2008
  2. ^ "CNY at the Olympics". The Post-Standard. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2009.