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George Ahlgren

Full name: George Lewis Ahlgren
Gender: Male
Born: August 16, 1928 in San Diego, California, United States
Died: December 30, 1951 in Armer Mountain, Arizona, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While at Cal/Berkeley, George Ahlgren rowed all four years. In 1948 the Berkeley eight-oared crew lost twice to the team from the University of Washington, once in the finals of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) regatta. However, in the semi-finals of the Olympic Trials, they heaped revenge on the crew from Seattle and went on to defeat a Harvard eight in the finals, thereby earning an Olympic berth and, eventually, a gold medal. In Ahlgren’s last two years in school, Cal had a bit more success with Washington, defeating them at the 1949 IRAs, but Washington again won that title in 1950, with Cal second. After college, George Ahlgren joined the U.S. Air Force but was killed shortly thereafter in a plane crash in Arizona.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 19 London Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 19 London Rowing United States USA Final Round 5:56.7
1948 Summer 19 London Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:36.5
1948 Summer 19 London Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Four 5:59.1
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