Ronald Florijn

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Ronald Florijn
Ronald Florijn 1983.jpg
Ronald Florijn in 1983
Personal information
Born (1961-04-21) 21 April 1961 (age 57)
Leiden, the Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Sport Rowing
Club R.S.V.U. Okeanos

Ronald Florijn (born 21 April 1961) is a former rower from the Netherlands and two-time Olympic gold medallist.

Florijn won the gold medal in the men's double sculls at the 1988 Summer Olympics, alongside Nico Rienks. At the 1996 Summer Olympics, he repeated his gold medal performance winning the eight with coxswain event with the Holland Acht (Holland Eight).[1] He also won five medals at the world championships in 1978–1995 in double, four and eight-manned boat races.[2]

He studied industrial and organizational psychology at the Leiden University and then worked for Arbo Unie, one of the biggest occupational health organizations in the Netherlands.[3] Since 2004 he runs his own company. He is a knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.


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  2. ^ Ronald Florijn at FISA
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