Peter Wiersum
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro M8+
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Munich LM8+
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Aiguebelette M8+

Peter Wiersum (born 1 November 1984 in Sutton Coldfield) is a Dutch former rowing coxswain.[1] He is a three-time Olympian and won a world championship title in 2007.

He competed in the 2007 World Rowing Championships in Munich and steered the Dutch lightweight eights to the World title.[1] He qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with the Dutch eight made up by Olaf van Andel, Rogier Blink, Jozef Klaassen, Meindert Klem, David Kuiper, Diederik Simon, Olivier Siegelaar and Mitchel Steenman. Due to an injury, Siegelaar was replaced by Reinder Lubbers during the tournament.[1]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro he coxed the Dutch men's eight that won a bronze medal.


  1. ^ a b c Athlete biography: Peter Wiersum,, ret: 14 August 2008