Full name: Arthur Drummond Downes
Born: February 23, 1883 in Kelvinside, Glasgow City, Great Britain
Died: September 12, 1956 in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, Great Britain
Country: Great Britain
Related Olympians: Brother of Henry Downes.
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Dr. Arthur Downes was a member of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club and crewed aboard Thomas Glen-Coats’ entry Hera that won the 12-metre class at the 1908 Olympics. Two weeks before winning his Olympic gold medal, Downes had qualified as a doctor at Glasgow University and after spending five years at Kelvinside he practiced at Helensburgh for more than 40 years. He was the youngest of five sons of a wealthy Glasgow paper manufacturer; his elder brother Henry also crewed aboard Hera.
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