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Robert Ven

Robert Ven Ponsse

Born: 23 August 1990
Club: Hämeenlinnan soutajat

Robert Ven from Hämeenlinna is the third generation of rower from his family. His parents and grandparents represented Finland at international competitions. Robert has "rowing genes" in his blood and  is a member of the Finnish national rowing team.

The Rio Olympics in 2016 are Robert's main goal. Before that, he will attend the World Cup and the annual World Rowing Championships. He will seek success at the 2015 World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. The results of that competition are the main basis for selecting athletes for the Olympics. He practices extensively abroad for competitions because the Finnish climate is not suitable for year-round open-water rowing.

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Accomplishments

Men's single sculls, Finnish Champion 2011, 2013 and 2014, Silver in 2012 and Bronze in 2010
Men's double sculls, European Championships 2012, 14th place
World Rowing Cup II:
- Aiguebelette, France 2014: 8th place
- Luzerne, Switzerland 2014: 11th place
- Hamburg, Germany 2011: 13th place
- Munich, Germany 2012: 17th place
Represented Finland three times at the World Rowing Junior Championships; 13th place in 2011 was his best result
Finnish Youth Champion 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
A-Level Finnish Junior Champion in 2007 and 2008, and B-Level Finnish Champion in 2006

Goals

Robert: "To be among the best in the world in men's rowing. The Rio Olympics is my main goal.”