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Duvall Hecht

Full name: Duvall Young Hecht
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: April 23, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Stanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA) / US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Duvall Hecht rowed in the 1952 Olympic pairs with while still a student at Stanford. He then joined the marines and continued to row, teaming up with 1952 teammate, Jim Fifer, to make the Olympic team. At the 1956 Olympic Trials, Hecht and Fifer beat the defending Olympic champions, Tom Logg and Charles Price, to win their spot on the team. Hecht graduated from Stanford in 1952, but returned there to take an M.A. degree in journalism in 1960. He later became the president of Books on Tape, Inc.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs United States USA 2 h1 r4/5
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Jim Fifer Final 7:55.4
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Jim Fifer Semi-Finals Heat Two 8:37.7
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Jim Fifer Round One Heat Three 7:19.5

Men's Coxed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Jim Fifer Semi-Final Repêchage Heat One 7:55.5
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Jim Fifer Semi-Finals Heat Two 8:13.0
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Jim Fifer Round One Heat Three 8:02.1