Wikipedia:WikiProject Rowing/FISA database errors

As with any large database, there are errors. The experience by Wikipedians who have been in touch with the International Rowing Federation about these (potential) mistakes is that there is sometimes little initiative to address those issues. This page serves as a depository for such potential mistakes, so that interested parties can report errors, or look up whether a potential error is already listed.

Duplicate entriesEdit

Some rowers appear to be listed under more than one ID. See also: wikidata:Wikidata:Database reports/Constraint violations/P2091#"Single value" violations.

FISA ID and name English WP Wikidata Duplicate ID Notes
Xirong LIU at FISA Liu Xirong Liu Xirong (Q47333926) Xirong LIU at FISA Is it intentional to have a separate entry when a rower becomes a trainer? Was also listed with ID 32610 and Schwede reported this on 7 October 2017, and this seems to have been attended to.
Christian-Georg WARLICH at FISA Christian-Georg Warlich Christian-Georg Warlich (Q1078658) Christian-Georg WAHRLICH at FISA The first entry has the spelling of the name right, but all the results are listed with the second entry.
Natalie YATSENKO at FISA Natalie Yatsenko Nataliya Yatsenko (Q47260943) Natalia FEDORENKO at FISA
Probably the same person, with maiden and married name.
Nina ANTONIUK at FISA Nina Preobrazhenskaya Nina Preobrazhenskaya (Q12078664) Nina PREOBRASJENTSKAJA at FISA Antoniuk is the maiden name.
Tatiana BUNJAK at FISA Tatyana Stetsenko Tatyana Stetsenko (Q7688567) Tatjana STETSENKO at FISA Bunjak is the maiden name, I believe.
Giuseppe LAMBERTI at FISA Giuseppe Lamberti Giuseppe Lamberti (Q45162851) Giuseppe LAMBERTI at FISA One entry has the senior competitions, and the other one the age-group competitions.
Christian DAHLKE at FISA Christian Dahlke Christian Dahlke (Q1079228) Christian DAHLKE at FISA Obviously the same person.
Alastair ISHERWOOD at FISA Alastair Isherwood Alastair Isherwood (Q45320368) Alastair ISHERWOOD at FISA Obviously the same person.
Kathryn TWYMAN at FISA Kathryn Twyman Kathryn Twyman (Q47308391) Kathryn TWYMAN at FISA Obviously the same person.
Rejet PALM at FISA Reet Palm Reet Palm (Q19682448) Reet PALM-KILLING at FISA Competitions spread over two entries.
Georgi GEORGIEV at FISA Georgi Georgiev (rower) Georgi Georgiev (Q47455182) Georgi GEORGIEV Y. at FISA This looks like a “true” duplicate, but with different dates of birth. He even appears twice in the results pages of the events at which he participated.
Werner LUTZ at FISA Werner Lutz Werner Lutz (Q47318112) Lutz WERNER at FISA Competitions spread over two entries, with given and family name transposed.
Maria OMELJANOVITCH at FISA Mariya Omelianovych Maria Omeljanovitch (Q47462927) Maria DANILIUK at FISA Danyliuk (Daniliuk) is her maiden name.
Irina KALIMBET at FISA Irina Kalimbet Irina Kalimbet (Q12107942) Irina TIKHANOVA at FISA Tikhanova (Tikhonova) is her married name.
Reda RIBINSKAITE at FISA Reda Ribinskaitė Reda Ribinskaitė (Q51844396) Reda STANEVICIENE at FISA Stanevichene (Staneviciene) is her married name.
Elena PUKAJEVA at FISA Yelena Pukhayeva Olena Pukhaieva (Q4384499) Olena PUKHAIEVA at FISA Russian and Ukraine spelling of the same name.
Michael O'GORMAN at FISA Michael O'Gorman (rowing) Michael O'Gorman (Q47452447) Mike GORMAN at FISA Same competitor.
Ursula MAEK-WAGNER at FISA Ursula Wagner Ursula Unger (Q7901283) Ursula UNGER at FISA Wagner is her maiden name, she then competed under her married name Unger; Maek is her current name.
Ludmila PARFENOVA at FISA Ludmila Parfenova Ludmila Parfenova (Q47456192) Ludmila PARPHJOONOVA at FISA Schwede66's guess is that this is one and the same person.
Rita SCHMIDT-KOEPPEN at FISA Rita Bludau Rita Bludau (Q16227511) Rita BLUDAU at FISA Same person.
Rosemary CLUGSTON at FISA Rosemary Mayglothling Rosemary Clugston (Q47467368) Rosemary GLUGSTON at FISA
Erroneous spelling for 1980, and separate entry under married name as official

Wrong genderEdit

FISA ID and name English WP Wikidata Issue
Roline REPELAER VAN DRIEL at FISA Roline Repelaer van Driel Roline Repelaer van Driel (Q2539102) Wrong gender (should be W)
Elena ZUBKO at FISA Olena Zubko Olena Zubko (Q7086368) Wrong gender (should be W)
Titie JORDACHE-TARAN at FISA Maricica Țăran Maricica Țăran (Q6762573) Wrong gender (should be W)
Xiuhua ZHOU at FISA Zhou Xiuhua Zhou Xiuhua (Q8071063) Wrong gender (should be W)
Carolina SCHIFFMACHER at FISA Carolina Schiffmacher Carolina Schiffmacher (Q16940769) Wrong gender (should be W)
Bendeguz MOLNAR at FISA Bendegúz Pétervári-Molnár Bendegúz Pétervári-Molnár (Q24331148) Wrong gender (should be M); also duplicate of Bendeguz PETERVARI-MOLNAR at FISA, which has correct gender
Yrjoe HAKOILA at FISA Yrjö Hakoila Yrjö Hakoila (Q11902990) Wrong gender (should be M); Finnish competitor of the 1952 Olympics [1]
Peter CHAMPION at FISA Peter Champion Peter Champion (Q11815843) Wrong gender (should be M)
Seong Ok KIM at FISA Kim Seong-ok Kim Seong-ok (Q47492166) Wrong gender (should be W)
Cy PEARSON at FISA Cy Pearson Cy Pearson (Q61720962) Wrong gender (should be M)
Mark WISSING at FISA Mark Wissing Mark Wissing (Q61722330) Wrong gender (should be M)
Masakatsu YAMANOUCHI at FISA Masakatsu Yamanouchi Masakatsu Yamanouchi (Q56222519) Wrong gender (should be M)
James EDMONDS at FISA James Edmonds (rower) James Edmonds (Q56254401) Wrong gender (should be M)
Bettina KAEMPF-MCINTYRE at FISA Bettina Kämpf Bettina Kämpf (Q56599881) Wrong gender (should be W)
Hae-eun AN at FISA An Hae-eun An Hae-eun (Q56486746) Wrong gender (should be W)
Christl SCHMIDT-LEHNERT at FISA Christl Schmidt-Lehnert Christl Schmidt-Lehnert (Q47571258) Wrong gender (should be W)
difficult cases due to sparse information in FISA profile
P. HERTEL at FISA (assumed) Peter Hertel Peter Hertel (Q26000944) Wrong gender (should be M)
U. LUHN at FISA (assumed) Ulrich Luhn Ulrich Luhn (Q18222827) Wrong gender (should be M); German competitor of the 1966 World Rowing Championships
BRUECKHAENDLER at FISA (assumed) Jochen Brückhändler Jochen Brückhändler (Q48160773) Wrong gender (should be M)
Ch. PREY at FISA (assumed) Christian Prey Christian Prey (Q47476866) Wrong gender (should be M)
D. THOMETSCHEK at FISA (assumed) Dagobert Thometschek Dagobert Thometschek (Q47476813) Wrong gender (should be M)
P. KUHN at FISA (assumed) Peter Kuhn (rower) Peter Kuhn (Q47471217) Wrong gender (should be M)
G. PASTINE at FISA (assumed) Giovanni Battista Pastine Giovanni Battista Pastine (Q53815858) Wrong gender (should be M)
PEYRONNIE at FISA Peyronnie Peyronnie (Q61062189) Wrong gender (should be M)

Mixed profilesEdit

FISA ID and name English WP Issue
Flemming JENSEN at FISA; second profile missing Flemming Jensen (born 1914)
Flemming Jensen (fl. 1980s)
Born in 1913 (FISA) or 1914 (Sports Ref), but apparently competed at World Championships in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987
Probably two different individuals sharing the same name, with the older one with a Sports Reference entry.
Martin SCHUETZE at FISA; Frank SCHUETZE at FISA Martin Schütze (Q47454932)
Frank Schütze (Q19393065)
The East German Martin Schütze is listed as having competed in 1977 with the M4+ for West Germany. According to the RRK 08 website, it was rather the West German Frank Schütze who competed in that boat.
Danilo FRAQUELLI at FISA Danilo Fraquelli Something is wrong with the listed competitions. Born in 1968, he starts competing internationally at the 1989 World Rowing Championships (aged 21) with the LM8+. Then in 1994 (he was 26 by then), he suddenly appears with a couple of entries at the Nations Cup, which is today called the U23 championships. Is Stefano Fraquelli (born 1972) a younger brother? Do the 1994 Nations Cup results belong to Stefano?
Elena OPREA-HORVATH at FISA Elena Horvat Did she really compete at the 1971 European Rowing Championships and win a bronze medal as a 13-year-old? There's an interesting discussion on the talk page of her German article.
Update 2020-03-08: User:MisterSynergy asked the SR experts and they are meanwhile reasonably convinced that there are two persons. "Elena Horvat" (from 1985 on "Elena Florea") competed 1981–1985 (including the 1984 Olympic gold medal win), and "Elena Oprea" competed 1971–1980 (including two Olympic participations 1976+1980 without medalling). Horvat (-Florea) was born 1958-07-04 as written in most sources; Oprea might have been born 1953-10-05, but this is not that sure; this would mean that she would have been almost 18 years old at her first appearance in 1971. This data is not yet public, but I think the SR successor website will come up with two profiles.
Terence SANDERS at FISA Terence Sanders 1924 Olympian, born 1901. Listed participation 1996–1999 belongs to a different person. 1996-1999 was Robert, not Terence.
Elena LEBEDEVA at FISA Elena Lebedeva (Q11724053) Lebedeva was born in 1978. Two listed participations in the early 1970s belong to a different person; according to [2], the 1975 WRCH W2x participation might be Yelena Antonova (rower) (FISA ID 28986).
Svend PETERSEN at FISA; Svend PEDERSEN at FISA Svend Ove Pedersen Danish rower, born 31 October 1920 (sports-reference, IOC), competed at the 1952 Olympics; name spelled with "d" according to sources and (meanwhile unavailable) obituary. The 27131 profile is a mixed one with a 1994 Nations Cup appearance of a person with apparently a similar name, but a (listed) date of birth close to Pedersen's.
Ivan DOVGODKO at FISA Ivan Dovhodko 1989-born rower; 1981 appearance belongs to someone else
Juri LORENTSSON at FISA Yuriy Lorentsson Lorentsson (1930–2003) competed at five Olympics (sports-reference) from 1960 to 1976. He is also listed as participant of the 1998 and 2000 WRCH. Since he was a cox this appears somewhat possible, but unlikely.
Robert Michael GIBSON at FISA Robert Gibson (rower) Two early 1980s appearances in the profile of Gibson (* 1986) belong to a different rower. Ted Gibson (37543) would be a candidate, but this is pure speculation base on his surname, Canadian citizenship, and appearance in 1980.
Juliana TOGANEL at FISA; James GILLAN at FISA Juliana Toganel
James Angus Gillan
1912 M8+ Olympic Gold Medal belongs to Gillan (sports-reference), not Toganel
Emile BARBEROLLE at FISA; Ernest BARBEROLLE at FISA; Marcel LEPAN at FISA; Émile Barberolle (Q47492496)
Ernest Barberolle
Marcel Lepan (Q3289138)
1924 M4+ Olympic event: According to FISA, Emile Barberolle participated; according to sports-reference, Marcel Lepan did; however, the enwiki article (also this one) links to Ernest Barberolle. Page 176 of the official report shows E Barberolle (no forename given) as the coxswain, not Lepan. Note also that the FISA data has different positions in the boat (showing Barberolle at bow and Talleux as coxswain); Barberolle is shown as coxswain for the 1920 eight, so it does seem likely that the 1924 crew order is one of a number in error in the FISA database, and for this crew may merely have put them in alphabetical order.
Rasmus PEDERSEN at FISA; Camilla ALEXANDERSEN at FISA Rasmus Pedersen and Camilla Alexandersen Both Danes are listed in the 1988 M4- Olympic final (FISA) instead of the Americans Thomas Bohrer (1159) and Raoul Rodriguez (9239); sports-ref
Diego NEDELCU at FISA; second profile missing Diego Nedelcu
Tom Chessell
1952 M8+ Olympic event: Chessel was cox of the Australian team (sports-reference), not Nedelcu (who was then 5 years old)
Vladimir SOKOLOV I at FISA; Vladimir SOKOLOV II at FISA Vladimir Sokolov (rower) ("SOKOLOV I", born 1962)
Vladimir Sokolov (rower, born 1978) ("SOKOLOV II", born 1978)
The "SOKOLOV II" profile about the 1978-born lightweight rower contains plenty of participations that belong to the older "SOKOLOV I" heavyweight rower (probably all non-lightweight events)
Ian WRIGHT at FISA; Ian WRIGHT at FISA Ian Wright (British junior rower)
Ian Wright (rower)
The profile of the British junior rower (12046) contains three appearances of the New Zealand Olympic rower (12047)
James Scott CLARK at FISA; James CLARK at FISA Jim Clark (rower)
James Clark (British junior rower)
The profile of the British junior rower (* 1989, 2020) contains six appearances (1975–1982) of the British Olympic rower (* 1950, 27515)
Richard PHELPS at FISA; Yurij PIMENOV at FISA Richard Phelps (Q47434607) British rower; did not compete for the United Team at the 1992 Olympics in the M2- event (sports-reference); the result is missing in Yuriy Pimenov's profile (8628)
Sebastian CLAUS at FISA Sebastian Claus Argentinian heavyweight rower who probably hasn’t coxed the Danish Lwt men's eight at the 2001 World Rowing Championships.
Ross EDWARDS at FISA; Wieslaw DLUGOSZ at FISA Ross Edwards (rower)
Wiesław Długosz (Q9373467)
Długosz competed at the 1972 Olympic M2+ event, not Edwards. See sports-reference. Mind the transposed digits in their FISA IDs.
Adrian MIHAILA at FISA; Stewart FARQUAHARSON at FISA Adrian Mihaila
Stewart Farquaharson (or Farquharson)
Farquaharson competed at the 1964 Olympic M2- event, not Mihaila. See sports-reference. Mind the similar FISA IDs.
Jan DOBES at FISA; Judith ANDERSEN at FISA Jan Dobes
Judith Anderson (rower)
Anderson competed at the 1976 Olympic W4x+ event, not Dobes. See sports-reference. Mind the similar FISA IDs.
Raul HERNANDEZ GARCIA at FISA; Raul HERNANDEZ HIDALGO at FISA Raúl Hernández (Spanish rower)
Raúl Hernández (rower)
The Cuban rower (Hidalgo) competed at the 2016 Olympics in the LM2x for Cuba, not the Spanish rower (García).
Vladimir BUJNAROWSKI at FISA; Piotr BUJNAROWSKI at FISA Vladimir Bujnarowski
Piotr Bujnarowski (Q11817340)
FISA lists Vladimir for the 1996 Olympic M4x event, while sports-reference and the Polish Olympic Comittee attribute this apprearance to Piotr. Little is known about Vladimir, so it might be a second name of Piotr, another person (maybe a sibling of Piotr), or just a mistake/non-existing person.
Diego Aguirregomezcorta
Seemingly related rowing persons from Bilbao, Spain. There is a 2000 Olympic M2- event participation for Argentina, which is attributed to Javier at FISA, and to Diego everywhere else (e.g. sports-reference). They apparently did row together for Spain at international rowing events later in their careers.
2000 Olympics was Diego, according to the official report.
Mathias HAGLUND at FISA Axel Haglund (Q49114543) This is the profile of the 1912 Finnish Olympic rower Axel Matias Haglund (1884–1948). He did not compete at the 2000 World Rowing Cup.
Vaclav CHALUPA SR at FISA Václav Chalupa (Q47457402) Profile contains the 1989 M1x silver medal that belongs to his son, also called Václav Chalupa.
Valeriy SAMARA at FISA Valeriy Samara (Q47491133) Profile mixes two persons
Christo JELEV at FISA; Atanas JELEV at FISA Khristo Zhelev (Q47455166)
Atanas Zhelev (Q56223014)
According to FISA, Khristo Zhelev competed at the 1968 and 1976 Olympics. According to Sports Reference, Atanas Zhelev competed in 1968 and Khristo Zhelev competed in 1976.
Thore BOERJESSON at FISA Thore Börjesson (Q9358565) 1924-born Olympic competitor in 1952 (M8+); very unlikely that he competed as a lightweight rower in 1974

Wrong crew resultsEdit

In this section, links to the event result page at FISA are provided. However, the wrong results also show up in the profiles of the involved athletes.

FISA event subjects issue
1912 Olympic M8+ final Canadian crew
German Empire crew
The Canadians are listed third, although they did not even make it to the second round (sports-reference for this event); the German Empire crew, typically regarded as Bronze medallists without time, are listed forth instead.
1924 Olympic M2- final British pair Cyril Southgate (also "Thomas Southgate") and Cecil Killick (also "Gordon Killick") did not start in the final (story at sports-reference); the event result page correctly mentions this, but the profiles nevertheless rank them third in the final (Southgate and Killick)
1988 Olympic M8+ event Bulgarian team It is unclear who competed in the Bulgarian team. sports-reference has a list of crew members, of which Dimitar Tonchev (sports-reference, FISA) does not appear in the event at FISA. Instead, "Juri Georgiev" (37659) and "Dimitar Georgiev" (3740) are listed (there are ten crew members given in the FISA entries section, and in the results section cox Ventseslav Kanchev, sports-reference and 26666, is missing.

Other errorsEdit

FISA ID and name English WP Issue
n/a Ross Blomfield Missing on FISA database
Thomas JAECKEL at FISA Thomas Jaekel Spelling mistake
1982 (LM4-) Lightweight Men's Four - Final Peter Werner (rower) The country code for the team is wrong; it says GER when it should be FRG
Eulogio GENOVA EMEZABEL at FISA Eulogio Génova There's (probably) a spelling mistake in the maternal family name.
Nataliya MUSTAFAYEVA at FISA Nataliya Mustafayeva Profile disappeared while still being listed by the database search engine; no replacement profile found
Gavin KILPATRICK at FISA Gavin Kilpatrick (Q47451364) Listed with American citizenship, but started for South Africa only
Thomas BUCH at FISA Thomas Buch (Q47452625) Listed with American citizenship, but started for Denmark only
n/a Helmut Sauermilch Missing on FISA database
Frank GOTTSCHALK at FISA Frank Gottschalt Spelling mistake
1999 World Rowing Cup I W4x Natalia STASIUK at FISA, Volha BERAZNIOVA at FISA, Inesa JANSEN-ZAKHAREUSKAYA at FISA, Natalia LAURYNENKA at FISA Wrong country code for the team (is "UKR" boat 2, but should be "BLR" as all of the team members are Belarusians)
Jacobo CASTIÑEIRA at FISA Jacobo Castiñeira encoding error (personal name)
Hanna JAGEFELDT at FISA Hanna Jagefeldt encoding error (club name in infobox)
Fedir PYRYATYNS’KYY at FISA Fedir Pyryatyns'kyy (correct?) encoding error (personal name)
Baris VESEKÇI at FISA Barış Vesekçi encoding error (personal name)
Per BJÖRNSKIÖLD at FISA Per Björnskiöld encoding error (personal name)
Henry CHAVES QUIRÓS at FISA Henry Chaves Quirós encoding error (personal name)
Robert NIESYCZYŃSKI at FISA Robert Niesyczyński encoding error (personal name); also a duplicate of Robert NIESYCZYNSKI at FISA
Marcelo D’ANGELO at FISA Marcelo D'Angelo encoding error (personal name)

Event-level gaps and mistakesEdit

FISA ID and name Issue
1962 WRCH All 7 events missing
1966 WRCH All 7 events missing
1970 WRCH All 7 events missing
1974 WRCH All events but LM1x, LM4-, and LM8+ are not connected to the rowers who participated.
1975 WRCH M4x The whole M4x event is missing from the database. It appears that those rowers who only medalled in that event are also missing from the database (examples: Stefan Weiße, Christof Kreuziger). Update: Kreuziger is listed as Christof KREUZINGER at FISA, and Weiße presumably as Stephan WEISE at FISA (empty profile)
1981 WRCH M2- The event is in the database, but there are no rowers linked; Both A and B final are listed with the same crews, which seem to be B finalists; the rower profiles of the A finalists appear empty for this event (example: Nikolai Pimenov, 8627)
1987 WRCH The regatta (mostly) lists RUS as a participating nation but that should be URS.
1995 World Rowing Cup II regatta (in Paris) There is 1995 World Rowing Cup IV containing results (although it was the second World Cup of that year), and an empty 1995 World Rowing Cup II regatta. The fourth regatta of that season was in Lucerne.
2003 WRCH LTAM4+ There was an “LTAM4+” event at the 2003 WRCH that was different from the LTAMix4+ event. However, FISA lists them as one event at here, with the LTAM4+ as the B final of the LTAMix4+. It seems that the LTAM4+ event was only held once, and it could have been a demo event.