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Don Hawgood

Full name: Donald Trevor "Don" Hawgood
Gender: Male
Born: March 20, 1917
Died: June 9, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Balmy Beach Club, Toronto (CAN) / Island Canoe Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Don Hawgood, a member of Toronto’s Balmy Beach Canoe Club, made his only international appearance for Canada in the C-2 10,000 event at the 1952 Summer Olympics. After 54 minutes of grueling competition, the race for gold came down to a sprint between Hawgood and his partner Ken Lane, and Georges Turlier and Jean Laudet of France. Going into the final stretch, it appeared as if the Canadians had won it, but Turlier and Laudet pulled ahead at the end, finishing just 1.6 seconds ahead of Hawgood and Lane, who were nearly twenty seconds ahead of the bronze medalists, Egon Drews and Wilfried Soltau of Germany.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Canoeing Canada CAN Ken Lane Final Standings 1952-07-27 54:09.9
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