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Tõnu Endrekson (born 11 June 1979) is an Estonian rower. He was fourth in the double sculls event with Leonid Gulov at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Endrekson won a silver medal in 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in the double sculls event with Jüri Jaanson.[2] He is a member of rowing club "Pärnu Sõudeklubi" (Pärnu Rowing Club) located in Pärnu.

Tõnu Endrekson
Tõnu Endrekson Varese 2012.jpg
Personal information
NationalityEstonian
Born (1979-06-11) 11 June 1979 (age 39)
Pärnu, Estonia
ResidencePärnu, Estonia
Height1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight99 kg (218 lb)[1]
Sport
SportRowing
Event(s)M4x
ClubPärnu Sõudeklubi
Updated on 30 September 2017.

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Junior yearsEdit

Endrekson competed in the World Rowing Junior Championships in 1996 in the double sculls event (24th) and 1997 in the single sculls event (16th). In 2001 he won a gold medal in the World Rowing U23 Regatta (now World Rowing U23 Championships) in the double sculls event with Leonid Gulov.

Olympic GamesEdit

His first appearance in the Olympic Games was in Athens 2004, where he competed in the double sculls event with Leonid Gulov. The men were third in their preliminary heat and second in semi-final thus earning a place in the Final A. They held the sixth position for the first 1500 metres, but with the strong final 500 metres they managed to clinch the fourth position. Eventually they lost the bronze medal to Italians Rossano Galtarossa and Alessio Sartori by 2,37 seconds.

In Beijing 2008 Endrekson also competed in the double sculls event but now with Estonian rowing legend Jüri Jaanson. The duo was third in their preliminary heat. In the semi-finals the men were second and assured themselves a place in the Final A. They finished second in the final just 0,05 seconds in front of the British duo Matthew Wells and Stephen Rowbotham.

At London 2012, he competed in the men's quadruple sculls with Andrei Jämsä, Allar Raja and Kaspar Taimsoo, finishing in fourth place.[3]

World ChampionshipsEdit

Endrekson debuted in the World Rowing Championships in 2001 in Lucerne, Switzerland. He competed in the quadruple sculls event with Leonid Gulov, Andrei Šilin and Silver Sonntak. They won the Final B and earned 7th place.

2002 in Seville, Spain he was a member of the qudruple sculls team with Andrei Šilin, Igor Kuzmin and Silver Sonntak. They won the Final B and earned 7th place.

2003 in Milan, Italy Endrekson, Gulov, Šilin and Sonntak were 7th once more.

Endrekson won his first World Championships medal in 2005 in Gifu, Japan in the quadruple sculls event with Andrei Jämsä, Leonid Gulov and Jüri Jaanson when they finished third after Poland and Slovenia.

In the 2006 World Championships held in Eton, Great Britain Endrekson was again in the bronze-winning quadruple sculls team with Jämsä, Kuzmin and Allar Raja. Gold medals went to Poland and silver medals to Ukraine.

In 2007 season Endrekson decided to compete in the double sculls with Jaanson. They won two World Cup events and were third in the World Championships in Munich, Germany, after Slovenia and France.

For the 2009 World Championships held in Poznań, Poland, Endrekson was back in the quadruple sculls team, this time together with Jämsä, Kuzmin and Vladimir Latin. The team finished 10th overall.

Endrekson competed in the 2010 World Championships in the single sculls event finishing 9th overall.

In the 2015 FISA World Rowing Championships (Lac d'Aiguebelette) he won a bronze medal in the quadruple scull with Allar Raja, Kaspar Taimsoo and Andrei Jämsä

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

World Rowing ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2001 – 7th, Quadruple sculls (with Silver Sonntak, Andrei Šilin, Leonid Gulov)
  • 2002 – 7th, Quadruple sculls (with Silver Sonntak, Igor Kuzmin, Andrei Šilin)
  • 2003 – 7th, Quadruple sculls (with Silver Sonntak, Andrei Šilin, Leonid Gulov)
  • 2005 – Bronze  , Quadruple sculls (with Jüri Jaanson, Leonid Gulov, Andrei Jämsä)
  • 2006 – Bronze  , Quadruple sculls (with Allar Raja, Igor Kuzmin, Andrei Jämsä)
  • 2007 – Bronze  , Double sculls (with Jüri Jaanson)
  • 2009 – 10th, Quadruple sculls (with Igor Kuzmin, Vladimir Latin, Andrei Jämsä)
  • 2010 – 9th, Single sculls
  • 2011 – 16th, Quadruple sculls (with Kaur Kuslap, Sten-Erik Anderson, Andrei Jämsä)
  • 2014 – 16th, Double sculls (with Andrei Jämsä)
  • 2015 – Bronze  , Quadruple sculls (with Andrei Jämsä, Allar Raja, Kaspar Taimsoo)
  • 2017 – Bronze  , Quadruple sculls (with Kaspar Taimsoo, Allar Raja, Kaur Kuslap)

European Rowing ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2008 – Gold  , Quadruple sculls (with Allar Raja, Andrei Jämsä, Jüri Jaanson)
  • 2009 – 8th, Quadruple sculls (with Igor Kuzmin, Valeri Prosvirnin, Andrei Jämsä)
  • 2010 – 5th, Single sculls
  • 2011 – Silver  , Quadruple sculls (with Andrei Jämsä, Allar Raja, Kaspar Taimsoo)
  • 2012 – Gold  , Quadruple sculls (with Andrei Jämsä, Allar Raja, Kaspar Taimsoo)
  • 2013 – 12th, Single sculls
  • 2014 – 14th, Double sculls (with Andrei Jämsä)
  • 2015 – 8th, Quadruple sculls (with Allar Raja, Sten-Erik Anderson, Kaspar Taimsoo)
  • 2016 – Gold  , Quadruple sculls (with Andrei Jämsä, Allar Raja, Kaspar Taimsoo)

U23 World Rowing ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2001 – Gold  , Double sculls (with Leonid Gulov)

Junior World Rowing ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1996 – 24th, Double sculls
  • 1997 – 16th, Single sculls

Rowing World CupEdit

Overall wins

  • Quadruple sculls: 2005
  • Double sculls: 2007

OrdersEdit

  Order of the White Star, 2nd Class: 2009

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tõnu Endrekson at FISA WorldRowing.com
  2. ^ "First Finals day at the 2008 Olympic Rowing Regatta" Archived 26 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "London 2012 – Rowing – Men's Quadruple Sculls". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 11 November 2014.

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