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Eric Evans

Full name: Eric Mayfield Evans
Nickname(s): The Hammer, The Mean One
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: February 27, 1950 in Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Affiliations: Ledyard Canoe Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Brother of John Evans.

Biography

Eric Evans studied at the The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and later at Dartmouth College. He began paddling at Hotchkiss, but at Dartmouth competed in cross-country skiing. He continued to paddle however, and became the top American whitewater kayaker of the 1970s. Evans won 9 of 10 US titles through 1978 and competed at seven World Championships. He later became an executive with a cross-country ski equipment company, but later became a writer and photographer for various canoeing magazines. He then became a teacher and ski coach at The Putney School in Vermont.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, Slalom United States USA 7

Men's Kayak Singles, Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TT T PS
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing United States Final Standings 7 296.34
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing United States Final Standings Run One 4 296.34 4:26.34 30
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing United States Final Standings Run Two 5 299.15 4:19.15 40
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