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Chris Barton

Full name: Christopher Bertram Ronald "Chris" Barton
Gender: Male
Born: November 21, 1927 in Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland
Died: August 18, 2013 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Son of Derick Barton.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Born in Ireland to a military family, Chris Barton was educated at St. Columba's College, Dublin and Jesus College, Cambridge. Barton was a member of the Jesus College crew that won the Grand Challenge Cup at the 1947 Henley Royal Regatta and was a member of the Cambridge crew that won The Boat Race in 1948 against Oxford. The Cambridge crew that won The Boat Race in 1948 was also the runner-up behind the Thames Rowing Club crew at the 1948 Grand Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta but formed the backbone of the British 1948 Olympic eights crew that won the silver medal. After graduating from Jesus College with a B.A. degree, Barton got interested in agriculture and after a brief stint in Australia settled in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1966. His father Captain Derick Barton, represented Great Britain in modern pentathlon at the 1924 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 20 London Rowing Great Britain GBR Final Round 6:06.9
1948 Summer 20 London Rowing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:38.1
1948 Summer 20 London Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 6:05.3
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