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John Cooke

Full name: John Patrick Cooke
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: April 9, 1937 in Ansonia, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 26, 2005 in Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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John Cooke played football in high school, but took up rowing after matriculating at Yale. He graduated in 1959, after rowing in the sixth seat for the 1956 gold medalists, and then went to law school. After college, Cooke joined the US Marine Corps and served several years in Asia. He worked the rest of his life for an air freighting company, while also being involved in local politics. John Cooke also returned to football, as a youth coach.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:35.2
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:55.1
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 6:09.1
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