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

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

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 2 September 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Van Eupen ontvangt prestigieuze en exclusieve Gouden Riem" (in Dutch). NLroei. 9 January 2006. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011.