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Jack Cropp

Full name: John Urquhart "Jack" Cropp
Gender: Male
Born: May 23, 1927 in Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand
Affiliations: Canterbury Yacht and Motor Boat Club
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

The first time New Zealand sent yachtsmen to an Olympic Games they won a gold medal. Jack Cropp and Peter Mander competed in the 12-metre Sharpie class in Melbourne in 1956 in a boat built by Mander, Jest. The New Zealanders won three of the seven races and their closest rivals, the Australians, won two, giving Mander and Cropp the gold medal on a countback. They thought they'd won the silver when they were second in the final race, but the Australian skipper, Rolly Tasker, had been disqualified and the two rival countries ended with an equal number of points. It was the greater number of wins for Mander and Cropp that made the difference. It was fitting that Mander skippered the winning boat because he had been instrumental in forming the New Zealand Yachting Federation, a pre-requisite to being accepted in the Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Sailing Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy Jest NZL 1 Gold

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Peter Mander Final Standings 1956-11-26 6,086
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Peter Mander Race One 1956-11-26 914 3-20:59
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Peter Mander Race Two 1956-11-27 1,215 3-43:08
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Peter Mander Race Three 1956-11-28 516 4-01:45
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Peter Mander Race Four 1956-11-29 613 4-23:03
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Peter Mander Race Five 1956-12-03 1,215 3-27:40
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Peter Mander Race Six 1956-12-04 1,215 3-46:24
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Sailing Jest NZL Peter Mander Race Seven 1956-12-05 914 3-25:29
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