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Kerry Ashby

Full name: Kerry Ayling Ashby
Gender: Male
Born: September 4, 1928 in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Died: March 3, 2015 in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Husband of Winifred Griffin.

Biography

Kerry Ashby started in rowing at Mt. Albert Grammar School from 1943-46, where he became captain of the rowing team. At the club level he represented West End Rowing Club, winning national titles in the eights five times (1949, 1951-53, 1963), also winning a coxed fours title in 1953 and a double sculls national title in 1956. Ashby won two silver medals at the British Empire (later Commonwealth) Games, in the 1950 coxed eights and the 1954 coxed fours. He became active in sports administration in rowing, becoming a life member and President of the New Zealand Rowing Association and a life member of West End. He coached the Mt. Albert rowing team from 1966-78 and in 1976 was manager of the New Zealand rowing team at the Montréal Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Fours New Zealand NZL 2 h1 r2/5

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Rowing New Zealand NZL Round One Repêchage Heat One 7:07.3
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Rowing New Zealand NZL Round One Heat Four 7:25.2
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