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Tom Anderson

Full name: Thomas James "Tom" Anderson
Gender: Male
Height: 15-3 (183 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: July 24, 1939 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: July 28, 2010
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Twin brother of John Anderson.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Inspired by their father, a national champion in the 18-foot class, Tom Anderson and his twin brother John started out sailing Flying Dutchman together. Their ways eventually split, but both of them made it to the Olympics, yet in separate boats. At the 1972 Games, Tom was in the Dragon crew, while John sailed in the Star. Both of them excelled on the water at Kiel, and they each won an Olympic gold medal, the only time sailing twins won a gold medal on the same day, in different boats. Tom, whose other successes include two wins in the Prince Phillip Cup (Dragon), quit after the Olympics to found his own plumbing business. He became the father of twins himself. His son Brad and his daughter Elise both took up sailing as well, and they competed in the 1991 World Junior Championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Australia AUS 5
1972 Summer 33 München Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Australia AUS 1 Gold

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Sailing Australia AUS Final Standings 1968-10-14 65.0 82.0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Sailing Australia AUS Race One 1968-10-14 14.0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Sailing Australia AUS Race Two 1968-10-15 8.0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Sailing Australia AUS Race Three 1968-10-16 15.0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Sailing Australia AUS Race Four 1968-10-17 3.0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Sailing Australia AUS Race Five 1968-10-19 10.0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Sailing Australia AUS Race Six 1968-10-20 17.0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Sailing Australia AUS Race Seven 1968-10-21 15.0
1972 Summer 33 München Sailing Australia AUS Final Standings 1972-08-29 13.7 38.7
1972 Summer 33 München Sailing Australia AUS Race One 1972-08-29 .0 3-29:52
1972 Summer 33 München Sailing Australia AUS Race Two 1972-08-30 .0 2-56:29
1972 Summer 33 München Sailing Australia AUS Race Three 1972-08-31 .0 2-32:26
1972 Summer 33 München Sailing Australia AUS Race Four 1972-09-01 25.0 2-14:38
1972 Summer 33 München Sailing Australia AUS Race Five 1972-09-04 5.7 2-23:47
1972 Summer 33 München Sailing Australia AUS Race Six 1972-09-08 8.0 2-37:51
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