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Franklin Hobbs

Full name: Franklin Warren Hobbs, IV
Nickname(s): Fritz
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: July 30, 1947 in Manchester, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Brothers Rowing Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Brother of Bill Hobbs.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Fritz Hobbs rowed in the Olympics in both 1968 and 1972, both times as a member of the eight-oared shell. He had a bit more success in 1972. Hobbs was a Harvard grad in that year, class of '69, and had played on the Harvard squash team, being named to the 1968 national collegiate squash team. He graduated magna cum laude in history and later became an investment banker in New York. Hobbs rowed for Harvard in 1967 when they won their fourth straight title at the Eastern Sprints and defeated Yale in their big race. He also rowed on the U.S. National eight which won the 1967 Pan-American Games gold medal and finished second at the European championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 6
1972 Summer 25 München Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 6:14.34
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:19.81
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 6:15.42
1972 Summer 25 München Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 6:11.61
1972 Summer 25 München Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:27.53
1972 Summer 25 München Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 6:06.01
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