Rob Plankenhorn

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Robert "Rob"•Plankenhorn
Used nameRob•Plankenhorn
Born20 August 1954 in Richmond, Indiana (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsSt. Charles Canoe Club
NOC United States


Rob Plankenhorn attended Indiana University, graduating in 1978 with a degree in finance. Plankenhorn was on the US national team from 1979-84, competing at the 1982 World Championships in C-1 10K. He also made the 1980 US Olympic team that did not compete. He won six national titles in C-1 and C-2 events, competing in C-2 with Andreas Weigand. Plankenhorn later worked at the market surveillance department of the Chicago Board of Trade.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) USA Rob Plankenhorn
Canadian Singles, 500 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r3/4
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Rod McLain 5