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 WorldRowing.com Liu Xirong Liu Xirong (Q47333926) Xirong LIU at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com Christian-Georg Warlich Christian-Georg Warlich (Q1078658) Christian-Georg WAHRLICH at FISA WorldRowing.com The first entry has the spelling of the name right, but all the results are listed with the second entry.
Natalie YATSENKO at FISA WorldRowing.com Natalie Yatsenko Nataliya Yatsenko (Q47260943) Natalia FEDORENKO at FISA WorldRowing.com
Natalia IATSENKO at FISA WorldRowing.com
Probably the same person, with maiden and married name.
Nina ANTONIUK at FISA WorldRowing.com Nina Preobrazhenskaya Nina Preobrazhenskaya (Q12078664) Nina PREOBRASJENTSKAJA at FISA WorldRowing.com Antoniuk is the maiden name.
Tatiana BUNJAK at FISA WorldRowing.com Tatyana Stetsenko Tatyana Stetsenko (Q7688567) Tatjana STETSENKO at FISA WorldRowing.com Bunjak is the maiden name, I believe.
Giuseppe LAMBERTI at FISA WorldRowing.com Giuseppe Lamberti Giuseppe Lamberti (Q45162851) Giuseppe LAMBERTI at FISA WorldRowing.com One entry has the senior competitions, and the other one the age-group competitions.
Christian DAHLKE at FISA WorldRowing.com Christian Dahlke Christian Dahlke (Q1079228) Christian DAHLKE at FISA WorldRowing.com Obviously the same person.
Alastair ISHERWOOD at FISA WorldRowing.com Alastair Isherwood Alastair Isherwood (Q45320368) Alastair ISHERWOOD at FISA WorldRowing.com Obviously the same person.
Kathryn TWYMAN at FISA WorldRowing.com Kathryn Twyman Kathryn Twyman (Q47308391) Kathryn TWYMAN at FISA WorldRowing.com Obviously the same person.
Rejet PALM at FISA WorldRowing.com Reet Palm Reet Palm (Q19682448) Reet PALM-KILLING at FISA WorldRowing.com Competitions spread over two entries.
Georgi GEORGIEV at FISA WorldRowing.com Georgi Georgiev (rower) Georgi Georgiev (Q47455182) Georgi GEORGIEV Y. at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com Werner Lutz Werner Lutz (Q47318112) Lutz WERNER at FISA WorldRowing.com Competitions spread over two entries, with given and family name transposed.
Maria OMELJANOVITCH at FISA WorldRowing.com Mariya Omelianovych Maria Omeljanovitch (Q47462927) Maria DANILIUK at FISA WorldRowing.com Danyliuk (Daniliuk) is her maiden name.
Irina KALIMBET at FISA WorldRowing.com Irina Kalimbet Irina Kalimbet (Q12107942) Irina TIKHANOVA at FISA WorldRowing.com Tikhanova (Tikhonova) is her married name.
Reda RIBINSKAITE at FISA WorldRowing.com Reda Ribinskaitė Reda Ribinskaitė (Q51844396) Reda STANEVICIENE at FISA WorldRowing.com Stanevichene (Staneviciene) is her married name.
Elena PUKAJEVA at FISA WorldRowing.com Yelena Pukhayeva Olena Pukhaieva (Q4384499) Olena PUKHAIEVA at FISA WorldRowing.com Russian and Ukraine spelling of the same name.
Michael O'GORMAN at FISA WorldRowing.com Michael O'Gorman (rowing) Michael O'Gorman (Q47452447) Mike GORMAN at FISA WorldRowing.com Same competitor.
Ursula MAEK-WAGNER at FISA WorldRowing.com Ursula Wagner Ursula Unger (Q7901283) Ursula UNGER at FISA WorldRowing.com Wagner is her maiden name, she then competed under her married name Unger; Maek is her current name.
Ludmila PARFENOVA at FISA WorldRowing.com Ludmila Parfenova Ludmila Parfenova (Q47456192) Ludmila PARPHJOONOVA at FISA WorldRowing.com Schwede66's guess is that this is one and the same person.
Rita SCHMIDT-KOEPPEN at FISA WorldRowing.com Rita Bludau Rita Bludau (Q16227511) Rita BLUDAU at FISA WorldRowing.com Same person.
Rosemary CLUGSTON at FISA WorldRowing.com Rosemary Mayglothling Rosemary Clugston (Q47467368) Rosemary GLUGSTON at FISA WorldRowing.com
Rosie MAYGLOTHLING at FISA WorldRowing.com
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 WorldRowing.com Roline Repelaer van Driel Roline Repelaer van Driel (Q2539102) Wrong gender (should be W)
Elena ZUBKO at FISA WorldRowing.com Olena Zubko Olena Zubko (Q7086368) Wrong gender (should be W)
Titie JORDACHE-TARAN at FISA WorldRowing.com Maricica Țăran Maricica Țăran (Q6762573) Wrong gender (should be W)
Xiuhua ZHOU at FISA WorldRowing.com Zhou Xiuhua Zhou Xiuhua (Q8071063) Wrong gender (should be W)
Carolina SCHIFFMACHER at FISA WorldRowing.com Carolina Schiffmacher Carolina Schiffmacher (Q16940769) Wrong gender (should be W)
Bendeguz MOLNAR at FISA WorldRowing.com Bendegúz Pétervári-Molnár Bendegúz Pétervári-Molnár (Q24331148) Wrong gender (should be M); also duplicate of Bendeguz PETERVARI-MOLNAR at FISA WorldRowing.com, which has correct gender
Yrjoe HAKOILA at FISA WorldRowing.com Yrjö Hakoila Yrjö Hakoila (Q11902990) Wrong gender (should be M); Finnish competitor of the 1952 Olympics [1]
Peter CHAMPION at FISA WorldRowing.com Peter Champion Peter Champion (Q11815843) Wrong gender (should be M)
Seong Ok KIM at FISA WorldRowing.com Kim Seong-ok Kim Seong-ok (Q47492166) Wrong gender (should be W)
Cy PEARSON at FISA WorldRowing.com Cy Pearson Cy Pearson (Q61720962) Wrong gender (should be M)
Mark WISSING at FISA WorldRowing.com Mark Wissing Mark Wissing (Q61722330) Wrong gender (should be M)
Masakatsu YAMANOUCHI at FISA WorldRowing.com Masakatsu Yamanouchi Masakatsu Yamanouchi (Q56222519) Wrong gender (should be M)
James EDMONDS at FISA WorldRowing.com James Edmonds (rower) James Edmonds (Q56254401) Wrong gender (should be M)
Bettina KAEMPF-MCINTYRE at FISA WorldRowing.com Bettina Kämpf Bettina Kämpf (Q56599881) Wrong gender (should be W)
Hae-eun AN at FISA WorldRowing.com An Hae-eun An Hae-eun (Q56486746) Wrong gender (should be W)
Christl SCHMIDT-LEHNERT at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com (assumed) Peter Hertel Peter Hertel (Q26000944) Wrong gender (should be M)
U. LUHN at FISA WorldRowing.com (assumed) Ulrich Luhn Ulrich Luhn (Q18222827) Wrong gender (should be M); German competitor of the 1966 World Rowing Championships
BRUECKHAENDLER at FISA WorldRowing.com (assumed) Jochen Brückhändler Jochen Brückhändler (Q48160773) Wrong gender (should be M)
Ch. PREY at FISA WorldRowing.com (assumed) Christian Prey Christian Prey (Q47476866) Wrong gender (should be M)
D. THOMETSCHEK at FISA WorldRowing.com (assumed) Dagobert Thometschek Dagobert Thometschek (Q47476813) Wrong gender (should be M)
P. KUHN at FISA WorldRowing.com (assumed) Peter Kuhn (rower) Peter Kuhn (Q47471217) Wrong gender (should be M)
G. PASTINE at FISA WorldRowing.com (assumed) Giovanni Battista Pastine Giovanni Battista Pastine (Q53815858) Wrong gender (should be M)
PEYRONNIE at FISA WorldRowing.com Peyronnie Peyronnie (Q61062189) Wrong gender (should be M)

Mixed profilesEdit

FISA ID and name English WP Issue
Flemming JENSEN at FISA WorldRowing.com; 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 WorldRowing.com; Frank SCHUETZE at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; Svend PEDERSEN at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com Ivan Dovhodko 1989-born rower; 1981 appearance belongs to someone else
Juri LORENTSSON at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; James GILLAN at FISA WorldRowing.com Juliana Toganel
James Angus Gillan
1912 M8+ Olympic Gold Medal belongs to Gillan (sports-reference), not Toganel
Emile BARBEROLLE at FISA WorldRowing.com; Ernest BARBEROLLE at FISA WorldRowing.com; Marcel LEPAN at FISA WorldRowing.com; 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 WorldRowing.com; Camilla ALEXANDERSEN at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; 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 WorldRowing.com; Vladimir SOKOLOV II at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; Ian WRIGHT at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; James CLARK at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; Yurij PIMENOV at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; Wieslaw DLUGOSZ at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; Stewart FARQUAHARSON at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; Judith ANDERSEN at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; Raul HERNANDEZ HIDALGO at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com; Piotr BUJNAROWSKI at FISA WorldRowing.com 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.
Javier AGUIRREGOMEZCORTA at FISA WorldRowing.com; Diego AGUIRREGOMEZCORTA at FISA WorldRowing.com Javier Aguirregomezcorta
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 WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com Václav Chalupa (Q47457402) Profile contains the 1989 M1x silver medal that belongs to his son, also called Václav Chalupa.
Valeriy SAMARA at FISA WorldRowing.com Valeriy Samara (Q47491133) Profile mixes two persons
Christo JELEV at FISA WorldRowing.com; Atanas JELEV at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com Eulogio Génova There's (probably) a spelling mistake in the maternal family name.
Nataliya MUSTAFAYEVA at FISA WorldRowing.com Nataliya Mustafayeva Profile disappeared while still being listed by the database search engine; no replacement profile found
Gavin KILPATRICK at FISA WorldRowing.com Gavin Kilpatrick (Q47451364) Listed with American citizenship, but started for South Africa only
Thomas BUCH at FISA WorldRowing.com Thomas Buch (Q47452625) Listed with American citizenship, but started for Denmark only
n/a Helmut Sauermilch Missing on FISA database
Frank GOTTSCHALK at FISA WorldRowing.com Frank Gottschalt Spelling mistake
1999 World Rowing Cup I W4x Natalia STASIUK at FISA WorldRowing.com, Volha BERAZNIOVA at FISA WorldRowing.com, Inesa JANSEN-ZAKHAREUSKAYA at FISA WorldRowing.com, Natalia LAURYNENKA at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com Jacobo Castiñeira encoding error (personal name)
Hanna JAGEFELDT at FISA WorldRowing.com Hanna Jagefeldt encoding error (club name in infobox)
Fedir PYRYATYNS’KYY at FISA WorldRowing.com Fedir Pyryatyns'kyy (correct?) encoding error (personal name)
Baris VESEKÇI at FISA WorldRowing.com Barış Vesekçi encoding error (personal name)
Per BJÖRNSKIÖLD at FISA WorldRowing.com Per Björnskiöld encoding error (personal name)
Henry CHAVES QUIRÓS at FISA WorldRowing.com Henry Chaves Quirós encoding error (personal name)
Robert NIESYCZYŃSKI at FISA WorldRowing.com Robert Niesyczyński encoding error (personal name); also a duplicate of Robert NIESYCZYNSKI at FISA WorldRowing.com
Marcelo D’ANGELO at FISA WorldRowing.com 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 WorldRowing.com, and Weiße presumably as Stephan WEISE at FISA WorldRowing.com (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.