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Gene Clapp

Full name: Eugene Howard "Gene" Clapp, IV
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: November 19, 1949 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Vesper Boat Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Brother of Charles Clapp, III.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Gene Clapp began rowing at summer camp when he was only 12 years old. He later rowed for Penn, helping their eight to the 1972 IRA championship, and the 1969 freshman intercollegiate title. His biggest title came in the 1971 World Championships when he was on the U.S. eight that captured the championship. Clapp was also accomplished in smaller boats, helping win the 1971 American Henley and national title in the fours. In the Olympic year, he was the captain of the Penn crew team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1972 Summer 22 München Rowing United States USA Final 6:11.61
1972 Summer 22 München Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:27.53
1972 Summer 22 München Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 6:06.01