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Douglas Bennett

Full name: Douglas Haig Bennett
Gender: Male
Born: September 13, 1918 in Saint Lambert, Québec, Canada
Died: June 28, 2008 in Pointe-Claire, Québec, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Doug Bennett started his athletic career as a swimmer and hockey player, playing junior hockey with the Montréal Royals in 1937. But he took up canoeing out of frustration when his swim career did not advance. He was Canadian champion several times between 1934-1939, and qualified for the 1940 Olympic Games, which were not held. In 1947 he was Canadian champion in singles, tandem, and fours, and was voted Montréal Sportsman of the Year. After competing in the 1948 Olympics he joined Bell Canada’s engineering department but continued to canoe for exercise.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 29 London Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres Canada CAN 2 Silver
1948 Summer 29 London Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Canada CAN 4

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 29 London Canoeing Canada Final Standings 2 5:53.3

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1948 Summer 29 London Canoeing Canada CAN Harry Poulton Final Standings 1948-08-12 5:20.7
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