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Walter Hoover

Full name: Walter McCall Hoover, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: December 30, 1934 in Lone Pine, California, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Biography

Walter Hoover rowed double sculls at the 1952 Olympics with [Pat Costello]. He and Costello won the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen (NAAO) doubles title in 1952, qualifying them for the Olympics. Hoover later won the NAAO ¼-mile single sculls title in 1957. He also won a gold medal in the 1955 Pan American Games double sculls, with [Jim Gardiner]. Hoover attended Princeton and was later an assistant Olympic coach. Hoover’s father, Walter Hoover, Sr., won the 1922 Diamond Challenge Sculls at the Henley Royal Regatta and was considered the world rowing champion that year.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Rowing Men's Double Sculls United States USA 2 h1 r4/5

Men's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Pat Costello Semi-Finals Repêchage Heat One 7:03.6
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Pat Costello Semi-Finals Heat One 7:24.3
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Pat Costello Round One Heat Three 7:01.9
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