Eric Verdonk

New Zealand rower

Eric Franciscus Maria Verdonk (28 May 1959 – 3 April 2020) was a New Zealand rower. He won a bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in the single sculls. He also competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics. At the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, he won a bronze medal. He was born in Taihape, Manawatū-Whanganui.

Verdonk in 2009

Verdonk died of cancer on 3 April 2020 in Auckland. He was 60.[1]


  1. "Rowing Olympic medallist Eric Verdonk dies following cancer battle". 3 April 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2020.

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