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Merv Finlay

Full name: Mervyn David "Merv" Finlay
Gender: Male
Born: June 17, 1925 in Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
Died: July 2, 2014 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Merv Finlay was an Olympic bronze medalist with the Australian eight-oared crew at Helsinki, which had four Leichhardt Rowing Club oarsmen, a club for which Finlay served as captain. He had earlier been a runner, winning the 1948 state title at 880 yards, after he had served as a flying officer with the Royal Australian Air Force in World War II. Finlay studied law and later was admitted to the Bar in 1952, and eventually became an Australian Supreme Court Justice, serving in that role from 1984-94. He was also a member of Queen’s Council. After his retirement as a Judge, he was appointed by the New South Wales State Cabinet to be an Inspector of the Police Integrity Commission.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Australia AUS 3 Bronze

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Rowing Australia AUS Final Round 6:33.1
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Rowing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Repêchage Heat One 6:09.6
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Rowing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:44.5
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Rowing Australia AUS Round One Heat One 6:07.2
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