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Frank Havens

Full name: Frank Benjamin Havens
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: August 1, 1924 in Arlington, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Washington Canoe Club, Washington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Brother of William Havens.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Frank Havens is our top individual medal winner among Olympic canoeists. His specialty was distance races, no longer on the Olympic program. In addition to the two medal winning performances, Havens competed in the shorter Canadian singles events in 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960. Havens won 10 National Championships, winning the Canadian singles championship in 1950-52, 1954, 1956-57, and 1961, as well as participating on several of the winning Canadian pairs and fours teams. Havens lived most of his life in the Washington, DC area where he paddled for the Washington Canoe Club. His career was in insurance as an auto appraiser.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 10,000 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres United States USA 4
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 10,000 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 10,000 metres United States USA 8
1960 Summer 36 Roma Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres United States USA 4 h2r2/4

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Canoeing United States Final Round 4 5:13.7
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Canoeing United States Round One Heat One 3 QU 5:09.3
1960 Summer 36 Roma Canoeing United States Repêchage Heat Two 4 5:13.34
1960 Summer 36 Roma Canoeing United States Round One Heat One 7 5:19.40

Men's Canadian Singles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 23 London Canoeing United States Final Standings 2 1-02:40.4
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Canoeing United States Final Standings 1 57:41.1
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Canoeing United States Final Standings 8 1-01:23.6