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Don Blessing

Full name: Donald F. "Don" Blessing
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: December 26, 1905 in Hollister, California, United States
Died: July 4, 2000 in Belvedere Tiburon, California, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

At 5-7½ (1.71), 120 lb. (55 kg.), Don Blessing was the coxswain for the 1928 Cal/Berkeley boat which won the IRA championship, the Olympic Trials and the gold medal at Amsterdam. Blessing later became an investment banker in Piedmont, California and was one of the original owners of the Oakland Raiders American Football League (AFL) franchise.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Rowing United States USA Final 6:03.2
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:02.0
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Rowing United States USA Quarter-Finals Heat Three 6:32.8
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Rowing United States USA Round Two Heat One 6:35.0
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Four 6:21.2
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