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Heino Zeidler

M1x Coach
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  • 2019: World Champion M1x
  • 2019: European Champion M1x
  • 2018: Over All World Cup Winner M1x

  • 2019: World Champion M1x
  • 2019: European Champion M1x
  • 2018: Over All World Cup Winner M1x

Father and Coach

Heino Zeidler is not only the father of Oliver Zeidler, the current World and European Champion in the single scull, but also his coach. Together they are the perfect athletic-trainer relation. The father of three children was a rower himself and has been supporting Olli since the first second of his rowing career.

The past year was extremely successful for Heino and his son. After their World Championship success and the associated role as the favourite in the Olympic season, they are now more in focus than ever. On the Olympic track in Oberschleißheim near Munich, the Zeidlers will give their very best to ensure that Olli will be able to surpass the year 2019. Also, for Heino, the Olympic Games would be a long-awaited dream that would finally come true.

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  • Place of birth: Altdöbern
  • Club: Donau-Ruder-Club Ingolstadt e.V.
  • Occupation: Main Commissioner of Police
  • Inside: He is a passionate griller


More from Heino Zeidler


“SPECIAL ONE” – Episode 14

So far, the season has been fantastic for Oliver Zeidler. In the final of the World Championships there ar strong guys waiting. While Olli is on his own in the race, father Heino cheers loudly away from the track. What a thriller.


“UNSTOPPABLE” – Episode 19

German champion, winner of the Henley Regatta, European and world champion – in 2019 Oliver Zeidler had unbelievable success. An Olympic medal was planned for this summer, but then Covid19 came along and the games were canceled. How does Olympic hope Oliver Zeidler deal with the situation?

Milestones from Heino Zeidler