Wybo Veldman
Personal information
Birth nameGerard Wybo Veldman
Born21 October 1946 (1946-10-21) (age 75)
Padang, Indonesia

Gerard Wybo Veldman, known as Wybo Veldman (born 21 October 1946, in Padang, Indonesia, of Dutch parents) is a former New Zealand rower who won an Olympic gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. He teamed with Dick Joyce, Tony Hurt, John Hunter, Lindsay Wilson, Joe Earl, Trevor Coker and Gary Robertson and Simon Dickie (cox) to win the gold medal in the eights. Veldman had previously been in the crew of the eight that finished fourth at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Veldman won a then record 21 New Zealand national rowing titles.

Veldman was later a farmer in Ohakune.[1]

References

  1. ^ Maddaford, Terry (26 July 2002). "Rowing: Stroking aside the decades". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 22 October 2016.