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David Helliwell

Full name: David Leedom Helliwell
Gender: Male
Born: July 26, 1935 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

As a student at the University of British Columbia, David Helliwell won a silver medal in the coxed eights at the 1956 Summer Olympics, alongside Philip Kueber, Richard McClure, Douglas McDonald, Bill McKerlich, Carlton Ogawa, Donald Pretty, Lawrence West, and Robert Wilson. Two years later he won another silver medal, this time in the coxed fours event at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games with Donald Arnold, Sohen Biln, Walter D'Hondt, and the non-Olympian Lawrence Stapleton. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1959 and coached there briefly before taking up a career with the British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation. He has been inducted into the Canadian Olympic (1958) and British Columbia Sports (1976), and University of British Columbia Sports (2010) Halls of Fame as a member of his silver medal-winning crew.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Rowing Canada CAN Final Round 6:37.1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:57.0
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat One 6:07.1
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